Witches of the Craft’s Northern & Southern Hemisphere Journal (part 2) Dec. 9 – 10

Witches of the Craft’s Northern & Southern Hemisphere Journal

(part 2)

“Magick, in essence, is the ability to communicate to the universe what you want in an effective way, so that the universe can then respond and create what you desire.” 

Your Horoscopes for the Week of December 8

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

You don’t just get there by wishing for it Aries, or by hoping for it. You get what you want (and who you want) by working for it. It doesn’t matter what stage you are at in a relationship, there are always going to be obstacles. This week offers you the chance to work out better ways of working with instead of against each other.

 

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

You’ve come a long way in the last few weeks Taurus and it’s important that you acknowledge how far you’ve come. After all my friend, what point is all the hard work if you don’t get to enjoy some of the glory? Promises are made to be broken by certain close ones this week, so try to have a back up plan in place.

 

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

Try to slow your pace and pay attention to what is going on around you, as your close ones are trying to give you important clues as to where your future is headed. They want more from you and I know you’ve got it to give. Ensure that your stubborn mood doesn’t become your worst enemy. Remember how hard you’ve worked to get what you want!

 

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

There are a lot of rumours which Mars is spreading and which are leading you to think things which may not be true. Try to go to the source and not third parties, who may be trying to add fuel to the fire for fun. Think long term this week. You and I know you don’t enjoy playing games, so don’t get dragged into them.

 

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

Friends are not making it easy for you to be truthful to them about what has really gone on in the last six weeks. However, your face is giving away far more than you think, so try not to be left in an awkward spot which could see you lose the upper hand. Time spent with old friends helps you remember what’s important to you. 

 

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

I know life has not been easy for you of late, but I also see that you have been allowing others to make your decisions for you. This may make them happy short term, but is sure to make you unhappy in the long run. You know you’re a sign who likes to be in control of life, so don’t pretend otherwise.

 

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

You don’t have to say things you don’t mean just to make others feel good. Surely a sign such as you has learnt that the truth always comes out in the end. Better to be honest from day one my friend. Try to get all work out of the way before Thursday, as a certain person will be taking all your attention from Friday onwards.

 

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

Check your diary Scorpio. Have you forgotten something important? This week is really reflective for you. Not only do you start to see things from others’ points of view, but you finally manage to put an issue from the past behind you for good. This more grown up attitude links to the lessons last weekend taught you.

 

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

You need to make up your own mind about what you want, so stop asking others what they would do in your situation. Happy times come from you calling up those you have missed and putting game playing firmly to one side. Honest talks on Friday can change the way you view your future.

 

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

Someone you thought was not going to agree to your demands caves in. This is a good thing of course, but don’t let your defences down too soon or you will only end up out of control again. Fun times link to you agreeing to do things which would not normally appeal to you. You’ve changed though and so have your tastes.

 

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

Something which you had hoped would happen has not really panned out as you would like and, in the process, has left you feeling unsure of what to do next. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other Aquarius, as the stars will soon be making sure that you cross paths with those who can help you work out what has to happen next.

 

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

Try to be fair in family issues this week. An antagonistic mood which Mars has unleashed could see you accusing those you love of things they would never even think of doing. Travel plans for Christmas and New Year begin to get exciting. Money you lend others at the weekend is unlikely to be repaid, so caution. Ring now to hear who upcoming dramatic plans involve.

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Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of December 8

Sarah Bartlett, Author

From The Astrology Room

 

With Mercury now crossing the cusp into Sagittarius, we all have the chance to be more open about our desires and dreams for the future.

All around us there may be confusion or blame, but if you keep your head, when all around are losing theirs, this could be the start of a new departure into exciting love territory.

 

ARIES

Power-trippers seem to abound right now and it may be that you attract this kind of person because you haven’t had the courage yet to face your true needs? But the great news is that very soon, you will be more self-reliant and more loved than ever before.

 

TAURUS

Right now, it’s time to devote yourself to a romantic cause. Just take care of responses from those who want to put you down or stop you from achieving your desires.  Rise above the petty games and head for your own love future.

 

GEMINI

This week, you’re capable of getting on to a very high horse and staying there just to infuriate your lover or partner. But wouldn’t it be better to channel this energy into working on yourself, rather than trying to work out why someone is actually just being the best of themselves?

 

CANCER

You know, deep down, where you really want your love life direction to go. And although there are unpredictable aspects up there in the heavens, right now, the challenge is simply that you must speak up, and show that for all your self-doubt, you have the determination to be a star in your own love show. Do it now.

 

LEO

There’s a feeling that life has been a constant battle in the past few months, so perhaps it’s time to reach an agreement that what happened to you in your past isn’t relevant to what you have now? And, if you’re single, an acceptance that wishful thinking about an ex is going nowhere. Time to move on.

 

VIRGO

You just won’t be bound by other people’s expectations, neither bound by obligation, guilt, nor any of the emotions that chain us to the wrong kind of love.  You’re either involved in an affair that is going to be exotic, bright, exciting and love-enhancing, or you’re about to meet someone who could offer you the world.

 

LIBRA

It’s all very frustrating, isn’t it? Quite frankly, the world should be a beautiful, warm, sunny place, and yet people out there, seem to make it difficult and uncertain. But time to accept that the unpredictable are just as valid as reliability. Trust in the mystery of what might be, and you will be rewarded.

 

SCORPIO

Be ruthlessly honest about what you want in your love life. Do you really crave freedom to do your own thing, or do you secretly want a committed partner? Analyse your motives for what you are doing and what you want for the future. It could have an extraordinary positive effect on your love life.

 

SAGITTARIUS

It’s understandable you have every reason to want to see the way forward in any relationship, or find a new partner, if single. Yet there does seem to be an air of mistrust and disillusion around love. But maybe it’s all within you? Release the clouds of fear and let the sun shine in your heart again..

 

CAPRICORN

By being everyone’s friend, loved ones think you have more fun than they do, and it’s currently stirring up an uncomfortable atmosphere. Maybe it’s timely to just enjoy being yourself? Don’t let others take away your right to be free-spirited.

 

AQUARIUS

You have a desire to discover more about your sensual nature. Time to let your partner know about this side of you, and how it can never be ignored. And if single, you want someone sparkling to lead you a little astray, so maybe it would be worth suggesting that it’s down a road which leads to a new romantic landscape?

 

PISCES

So why aren’t you enjoying your own delicious love affair? Are you really getting all the passion you really need? Are you creating a deep commitment if attached, or just drifting along being nice and not asking for what you truly want? These questions must be answered, and now.

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Your Daring Dating Horoscopes for the Week of December 9

David Wells, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

 

Aries
Things that are hidden rarely remain that way for long, even someone’s lust for you Aries. How nice. Your love ruler Venus is playing peek-a-boo, which explains the feathers, all you have to do is admit you know who’s carrying a tickling stick with your name on it.

Taurus
Are you really making things easier or are you playing games and loving every moment of it? You can pretend you’re paving the way for a love interest, but we all see how you’re setting out some hoops to see if he or she has got what it takes. They do. Fall hopelessly in love.

Gemini
The recent new Moon in your relationship sky may have had you wondering, wondering what it’s all about this love malarkey? You can wax lyrical with the best of them Gem, but all the chat in the world is wasted unless you take some action. Therein lies the lesson, get stuck in and stop yapping.

Cancer
The Moon start this week in your relationship sky, she meets the lord of karma and then the lord of the underworld; looking intense so far. But lady Moon knows that intense emotions stir interest when they are shared. Someone’s cause is your cause, common ground finds new love.

Leo
It’s probably a better way of being, leaving it up to the love fairies to kick things off as and when it’s supposed to, don’t want to mess with them. You do right Leo, you might end up messing up what’s taken over a decade to set up. Enjoy the social, let the love fairies do their magic.

Virgo
It’s exhausting, truly is, there’s nothing you can do or say that will help him or her come a simple decision; to coffee or not to coffee. Ask if this is a sign of things to come? Will it always be like pulling teeth. Yes, yes it will. Follow the signs, get out and find someone else. Blunt enough?

Libra
As long as you’re out, having a good time, looking amazing, why wouldn’t you add a little romance to the list of things to do this week and it is this week. Hump day is probably the best day of the week for love, you know hump-day right? Wednesday; it’s where the magic happens.

Scorpio
Are you making things up as you go along, I know I am, or are you really seeing just how things are panning out and you have a cunning plan? I can’t make up my mind Scorpio, don’t know if you’re winging it or you’re just lucky? Either way it’s working for you. Venus is working for you. All the love.

Sagittarius
Mars and Neptune aren’t in the part of your chart that instills all the love vibe, unless you’re already sorted and a night in is just what the love doctor ordered. If you’re still single Mars, new love boss for you, could suggest a house mate or a bestie of your bestie is where love waits. Awks.

Capricorn
A social boost from Venus is timely as she traverses your group gathering sky, not your night out with a couple of mates it’s your big party, company do, don’t photocopy anything you’ll regret sky. That’s great if you’ve got a party or two to go to. If not? Find one.

Aquarius
It seems you’re winding down, not winding down for Christmas, more likely you’re winding down after a relationship that wasn’t what you thought it would be or you’re winding down your expectations that anyone will ever live up to your dream partner. Good. Lose all expectations, then things happen.

Pisces
This Mars and Neptune thing that’s going on in your own sky is a big deal Pisces, it’s bringing frustration, annoying vibes and some confusion in life in general but for your love life it may not be the best way forward. Spend a little time on yourself, love stuff will have its day.

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Sunday, December 9th

Jennifer Angel, Astrologer

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– Moon conjuncts Pluto and intensifies your emotions so you can gain clarity – 

 

AriesMARCH 21-APRIL 19
If a past hurt comes up for discussion this weekend, don’t ignore it or put it aside for a later date. You can’t change what happened, but you can change your feelings about it. There are many good things happening in your life now so, if you deal with issues as they come up, they won’t fester and keep you from making progress.

TaurusAPRIL 20-MAY 20
Love is not the only thing that makes the world go ’round, money also does and, as you’re ruled by Venus, both are important to you. But don’t judge people on their looks or bank balances. If you’re only interested in what a partner or colleague can offer you materially, you could miss out on life’s many wondrous things.

GeminiMAY 21-JUNE 20
Mercury, your ruling planet, comes out of retrograde, so don’t be in too much of a hurry to come to a conclusion before knowing all the facts. Being in a rush could make you misread the circumstances, and when you don’t see the whole picture, it could lead to disappointing assumptions.

CancerJUNE 21-JULY 22
It’s quite normal not to want to profess your love until you’re sure it’ll be reciprocated but, in so doing, you could come out a loser. Sometimes, it’s worth taking a risk and showing your vulnerability. So, get ready to take a chance on love and not sit on the sidelines; you don’t want to miss out on the most important thing in life!

LeoJULY 23-AUG. 22
Do not wait too long for the perfect moment to tell someone special how you feel; it may never come. Sometimes you have to choose your own time and place, or you’ll miss the chance to say what you want, and then live with the regrets. Life is filled with possibilities, especially this weekend, but if you don’t act on them, they could pass you by.

VirgoAUG. 23-SEPT. 22
Feeling restless and not knowing why can be disconcerting; schedule some solo time to contemplate what could be disturbing you. Being busy all the time, your mind is always on the go and you have no time to think. Once you figure out the cause of your discomfort, the stars align this weekend and you’ll be able to make positive changes.

LibraSEPT. 23-OCT. 22
This weekend, astral interactions can put you in contact with people who can help you move ahead. Even if it sounds nice if some things were always to stay the same, if they actually did, it would stunt your growth on many levels. And if people don’t grow together, they can drift apart. It takes work to keep a relationship from stagnating.

ScorpioOCT. 23-NOV. 21
When fiscal matters require attention, and you need some guidance, make sure you get it from an expert. Asking friends could cause more harm than good; they may mean well, but their advice can steer you in the wrong direction. When you contact someone whose job it is to deal with finances on a daily basis, you’ll come out ahead.

SagittariusNOV. 22-DEC. 21
If you feel you’re not moving forward fast enough, use this weekend to get your life in perspective. Being disappointed with the progress you’ve made this year shows that you’re only seeing what you have not achieved and ignoring all that you have accomplished. You also should realize that it’s not quantity but quality that counts.

CapricornDEC. 22-JAN. 19
You’re stressed when you don’t meet your deadlines, but face the fact that some things can’t be finished in the allotted time. Being dependable, you keep plugging away, but make time to enjoy life! Venus in your social zone, encourages you to take a step back and enjoy life rather than being too serious. Focus on someone special.

AquariusJAN. 20-FEB. 18
Being busy this weekend is no excuse to ignore the people who matter in your life. Look at your calendar and reassess the schedule, particularly for the upcoming holidays. It’s also a good time to see how you feel about certain situations, and how you want to move forward from this point.

PiscesFEB. 19-MARCH 20
Discussing work with a colleague can be somewhat enlightening, but not all details may be available. To get the right answers, ask specific questions of those who know. This weekend, someone close can divulge something interesting going on in his or her life. The stars encourage you to have a fun and light-hearted time.

Jennifer Angel

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What Makes You Irresistible? Zodiac Dos and Don’ts for Love

What Makes You Irresistible?
Zodiac Dos and Don’ts for Love

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Aries: You’re a power house and you know it, Aries. People are drawn to your fiery energy and may be envious of your physical prowess. Comfortable in your body, you know how to use it. That positive vibe and proactive approach to life are irresistible! Do be romantic; use that talent to charm; when you feel good about yourself, you can sweep anyone off their feet. Don’t expect your lover to be prince charming or lose interest if she has a bad hair day. Do use your personal drive to help support your partner; don’t focus too much on yourself.

Taurus: An earthy strength and sensuality make you famously irresistible, Taurus. You know how to communicate without words, and can make your partner feel like he or she is the center of the Universe. Others feel naturally secure in your presence. Naturally generous, you want to shower all the gifts of the Earth on your beloved. Do pamper your loved one; great food, back-rubs, a touch of luxury goes a long way. Don’t be too stubborn. Make your point but stay open. Do use your strength to nurture your partner. Don’t indulge your temper at their expense.

Gemini: The Twins’ combination of brilliance, humor, buoyant spirit and zest for life makes you pretty irresistible, Gemini. Your whimsical charm blends unique personal style with expressive talents and can be positively captivating. Mysterious, funny, unpredictable and open to new experiences, you are never a boring companion! Do prioritize mental compatibility; that’s what will keep you interested. Don’t flake out; if you say you’ll call, follow through. Do use your enthusiasm to help your partner through difficult moments; your ability to uplift can be magical. Don’t indulge in deception; if you cannot commit, say so.

Cancer: An innate sensitivity enables you to know exactly what others feel, which inspires real devotion, Cancer. You nurture, protect and are fiercely loyal to your loved one. A deeply shared understanding in your close relationships makes people cherish their bond with you. Add to all this your charming sense of humor make you truly irresistible! Do open up and let your sweetheart know how you feel. Don’t let irrational fears cause you to withdraw. Do dare to trust and show your silly side; it’s lovable. Don’t let your moods run your life; it’s not fair to your partner.

Leo: You’re hot and you know how to work it, Leo. With a regal, commanding presence and dramatic flair, you literally light up the room. That lion-hearted generosity and natural leadership cannot help but draw people into your orbit. Romantic, passionate, creative and up-beat, you are impossible to resist! Do share your enthusiasm; theatre, parties, creative projects – get your honey on board, they’ll love you for it. Don’t be too bossy. Lead but don’t dictate. Do be supportive; your encouragement can make all the difference. Don’t let your vanity run away with you. Learn to laugh at yourself.

Virgo: Classy, gentle refinement and obvious intelligence make you stand out, Virgo. Compassionate, giving and acutely perceptive, you’re so much more special than you realize. You have a thoroughbred quality, and inspire respect for your skills and ability to heal and soothe almost any situation. Your discriminating taste makes your loved one incredibly lucky; you really are irresistible! Do be supportive – you have a magic touch. Don’t be too critical; remember we’re all works in progress. Do lighten up and have fun with your sweetie; all work and no play is no way to live. Don’t worry so much! Stress is contagious.

Libra: Libras are famously charming, and it’s your genuine appreciation for others and natural impulse to share that makes you so. Instinctively fair-minded with a refined, artistic sensibility, you exude an aura of grace that works like a magic spell. That beautiful smile and friendly manner, with always a kind word, make people want to be around you. You’re built for romance, Libra, and you’re irresistible! Do share social activities with your partner. Don’t make pleasing others your profession. Do take time alone to find inner balance. Don’t Let your partner make all the decisions.

Scorpio: Yes, you exude sex appeal and your powerful presence has a smoldering mystery that you can turn on at will to put anyone under your spell. What makes you irresistible, Scorpio, is the depth of your sensitivity; the ability to see beneath the surface and communicate soul to soul. When you open your heart and look straight into your lover’s eyes, you open a door to forever. Do Use your strength to support your partner. Don’t shut down in remote silence. Do risk expressing how you really feel. Don’t Let a dark mood or anger get the best of you.

Sagittarius: A special blend of spiritual wisdom, animal magnetism, humor and fiery appetite for life makes you positively irresistible, Sagittarius! You are adventurous, on a quest for truth and justice, and your enthusiastic energy makes you a truly exciting companion. At home in your body, you enjoy the physical world, which is incredibly attractive. Do take your partner along for the ride! Love makes the journey worthwhile. Don’t be insensitive; honesty doesn’t mean thoughtlessness. Do be upfront about your need for freedom. Don’t be afraid of commitment; it can be the wildest adventure of all.

Capricorn: Always a class act, Capricorn, with an earthy sexuality and unmistakable personal power, you do what it takes to become successful. That, in itself, is irresistible! You take excellent care of your loved ones; those protective instincts and sense of responsibility inspire loyalty and devotion. Naturally authoritative, your expertise, discipline and underlying sensitivity are extremely attractive. Do be supportive; your strength helps your partner more than you know. Don’t be too controlling, your sweetheart needs room to breathe. Do be generous; that’s what love is about. Don’t withdraw and go cold – it can ruin a relationship.

Aquarius: Uniquely individual and with a brilliant mind, you radiate an inner light that cannot be ignored. Your genuine kindness and gentle demeanor, fierce will and disregard for convention make you fascinating and irresistible. Friendship forms the basis for your romantic relationships, and whoever is fortunate to join your special world wins a ticket to Wonderland. Do spend alone time with your sweetheart; let them know they’re special. Don’t go cold and silent in withdrawal. Do share your interests with your partner; that’s where you shine. Don’t let your need for independence ruin a good thing; balance togetherness with time for yourself.

Pisces: You exude mystery, Pisces, with a soulful wisdom and sensitivity that inspire others to share their innermost selves with you. Creativity, talent and natural healing ability -not to mention magnetic sexual appeal – make you truly irresistible! Famously romantic, your eyes have an almost hypnotic power; once someone falls into their depths, they never fully recover. Do let your sweetheart know how committed you are; flirting is fun but be smart. Don’t take on your partner’s problems as your own; help out but stay grounded. Do give yourself time to reconnect with your spirit. Don’t let over sensitivity spiral out of control.

Jennifer Angel

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The Daily Horoscopes for Monday, December 10th

Jennifer Angel, Astrologer

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Moon and Uranus square; a reminder to let go and let live!!

 

AriesMARCH 21-APRIL 19
The combined energy of the Moon and Uranus could highlight a situation at work that will help you put another piece in place for your long-term plan. And even if someone throws a wrench in the works, it will be a sign of what path you need to take. Remember, there is always a silver lining.

TaurusAPRIL 20-MAY 20
Make sure not to bring bad habits into the new year; make changes to improve your life instead. And begin with your attitude. Surround yourself with people who can give you good advice and positive support. And if something doesn’t pan out the way you expect, stay positive.

GeminiMAY 21-JUNE 20
The energy of the Saturn having an influence on your bank balance and could put you in a false sense of security with you thinking your bank account is in better shape than it is. If friends ask for a helping hand, before you hand over a gift of cash, don’t leave yourself short.

CancerJUNE 21-JULY 22
An interchange between the Moon and Uranus can release energy that can make you feel optimistic about life. However, sometimes life has its own blueprint and agenda, so go ahead and make plans but be prepared to change them, if need be. A positive outlook will tip the scales in your favor.

LeoJULY 23-AUG. 22
Stay flexible this week; things could change unexpectedly and the results you had expected may turn out completely different, perhaps forcing you to alter your daily routine. But before you institute anything new, consider how it could affect others.

VirgoAUG. 23-SEPT. 22
In spite of family and love being top priority, right now, you may have more to deal with other priorities you had not anticipated. People and situations may require attention, but figure out your most pressing needs at the moment and see to them post-haste.

LibraSEPT. 23-OCT. 22
Official matters and finances are highlighted this week; however, if you find some unexpected extra money in your wallet, don’t blow it on unnecessary things. Indulging in retail therapy may cause instant gratification but, in the long run, it’s not smart.

ScorpioOCT. 23-NOV. 21
Holidays bring invitations and that turns into partying, which can often mean that your well-being is neglected. Before you say yes to get-togethers, you better check your calendar and make sure you don’t do too many cancellations at the gym or with your health coach.

SagittariusNOV. 22-DEC. 21
Jupiter, in your sign can put an idealistic spin on a situation that relates to your overall life. Enjoy the social time that approaches, but keep in mind that not everyone may be able to fit in with your plans, so be flexible.

CapricornDEC. 22-JAN. 19
With the holidays fast approaching, and stable Saturn settled in your sign, the planet of responsibility, you’ll want to do as much as possible now to close off 2015 and get ready for 2019. Before rejoicing in the holiday spirit, first take care of tasks on your to-do list.

AquariusJAN. 20-FEB. 18
If a friend needs a helping hand with finances, be realistic about what you can and can’t do for them. There is no point helping someone out only to put pressure on yourself. But you can be there for them in an emotionally supportive way, which sometimes is better than money.

PiscesFEB. 19-MARCH 20
There’s a certain time of year when every star sign is better capable of attracting his or her dream lover. And, with Mars, the passion planet, in your sign, this is your time. However, it is likely your attention will be divided between love business matters.

Jennifer Angel

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The Daily Tarot Card for Sunday, December 9 is The Emperor

The Emperor

Keywords: taking action, responsibility, competence, leadership!

Astrological Correspondence: Aries

As the complement to the Empress, the Emperor represents the father figure, reigning through wisdom, order, authority, power, and control. Thus he embodies the material world, structure, and order, and balances the Empress’ abundance and pure instinct. His stable leadership and authority are not to be questioned. The Emperor reminds us that rational thought, willpower, and fearlessness yield recognition and overall achievement. Through strength he creates and builds material things, families, and communities. He gives them structure, and projects are put on a solid foundation. On an emotional level this card symbolizes the confirming of established feelings, tightening of links among beings, and self-respect. In a negative situation this card can mean despotism, tyranny,

 

The Daily Tarot Card for December 10 is The Pope (Southern Hemisphere)

The Pope

Keywords: teaching, school, blessing, ritual, marriage, acting!

Astrological Correspondence: Taurus

As a priest, the Pope, or Hierophant, represents traditional values and moral development. He is the wise teacher or counselor guiding groups or collectives on their path in search for spiritual truth or meaning. Depicted as a religious figure in ceremonial vestments he interprets secret mysteries, divine law, and theological doctrine. Although this card implies that he is linked to the church, the Pope signifies not only organized religion but also focus on groups in general, such as schools, teams, companies – any group with fixed roles and assigned responsibilities. The Pope is a symbol for rules, procedures, structure, and ritual, creating harmony within groups and staying their course so they can find identity and progress as a whole. The negative imagery symbolizes dogmatism and inflexibility, extreme conformity, or conventionalism.

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The Daily Love Tarot Card for December 9 is The Pope

The Pope

In older Tarot decks, The Pope was called The Hierophant. The Hierophant is the explainer of mysteries. This card selected you in order to reveal that there are explanations behind a recent event. Be still and be aware. The discovery relieves pressure, especially that of expectation anxiety. You may find that your instincts were spot-on. If you’re single, the more time you dedicate to communicating, the more important information you learn about someone.

 

 

 

 

The Daily Love Tarot Card for December 10 is The High Priestess (Southern Hemisphere)

The High Priestess

Love arrives today in the form of a mature and balanced partnership in which two people give as much as they get. They share their dreams. Be content if this is what you have. If a partnership is undergoing a rough patch at this time, balance comes in the form of compromise. It is easier to attain, and it works. This is especially true when we are slow to forgive and forget.

 

 

 

 

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The Erotic Tarot Card for December 9 is The Fool

The Fool

The Fool chuckles and tells you that while some of you sexual antics have been foolish lately, they’re almost always fun and entertaining. This card signifies your sexual potential and abilities, and cheers on enthusiasm for all things erotic while still encouraging you to pay attention to the potential dangers and consequences along the way. The Fool says that all things are possible, but just because certain sexual pleasures are being offered doesn’t mean you have to partake in them.

 

 

 

 

The Erotic Tarot Card for December 10 is The World

The World

You have the World at your fingertips, so what are you afraid of? The World card shows that your sexual options are plentiful right now, but they can also be overwhelming. Too much of a good thing can turn bad quickly, so pick out your very best option and go with that. Be proud of your romantic conquests. You’re a worldly lover, and fully realizing your capabilities will put you over the top – in a good way.

 

 

 

 

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Your Daily Rune for December 9 is Mannaz

 

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 Daily Rune for December 10 is Fehu (Southern Hemisphere)

Fehu

“Fay-Who” – Literally: “Cattle” –

Esoteric: Mobile Property, New Beginnings, Wealth

Key Concepts: Wealth, money, food, sustenance, Hamingja, luck, personal power, circulation of power, financial strength, prosperity

Psi: Beginner’s Mind, presence, freedom, first impressions, young love

Energy: mobility, luck, charisma, dynamic power, liquid and mobile transferable energies, abundance, circulation, ‘mana’, sexual attraction

Mundane: money, recent purchases, reputation, freshness, fashionability

Divinations: New beginnings, social success, foresight, energy, travel, money, control; or greed, failure, atrophy, poverty, endings.

Governs:

  • Delegating your energy to another, power transference or projection; the sending rune
  • Drawing gravity into the personal sphere
  • Promotion of personal and social evolution, changing circumstances of importance
  • Increase in personal monetary wealth
  • Beginner’s mind and presence as a tool for consciously creating a fresh start

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Your Weekly Influences for December 9, 2018

(Northern & Southern Hemisphere Both)

Tarot Influence

Six of Swords Reversed

Life is at a standstill. Difficulties will probably remain as they are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Aquarius Reversed

This card signifies the closing of both heart and mind, which leads to stagnation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

Earth Reversed

Earth reversed denotes a lack of positive connection with the life spirit–a lost soul. If you are not careful you may miss much of what life has to offer you.

 

 

 

 

 

We are turning this issue lose right now. I just looked at the clock and realize what time it was. I know you don’t want your horoscopes and other stuff at 4 this afternoon. I promise now that we have a general idea of what we are doing we will get faster and quicker. Hopefully, my back won’t start bothering me either.

So how did we do? Do you like the format? Was it easy to read? Got any suggestions?

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Witches of the Craft’s Journal for Thursday, December 6

“Now the seasons are closing their files
on each of us, the heavy drawers
full of certificates rolling back
into the tree trunks, a few old papers
flocking away. Someone we loved
has fallen from our thoughts,
making a little, glittering splash
like a bicycle pushed by a breeze.
Otherwise, not much has happened;
we fell in love again, finding
that one red reather on the wind.”

– Ted Kooser, Year’s End

Current Planetary Positions

December 06, 2018
Tropical Zodiac

Sun: 14 Sagittarius 20
Moon: 05 Sagittarius 10
Mercury: 27 Scorpio 17 Rx
Venus: 02 Scorpio 15
Mars: 13 Pisces 02
Jupiter: 06 Sagittarius 14
Saturn: 08 Capricorn 26
Uranus: 29 Aries 01 Rx
Neptune: 13 Pisces 44
Pluto: 19 Capricorn 48

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Planetary Aspects for the month of December

The planetary aspects listed below are for New York time.

December 06, 04:21 pm – Mercury Direct 27 16
December 07, 02:20 am – New Moon at 15 07
December 07, 09:11 am – Mars conjunct Neptune 13 44
December 15, 06:49 am – 1st Quarter Moon 23 26
December 16, 09:26 am – Venus sextile Saturn
December 17, 01:57 am – Mars sextile Pluto
December 20, 11:21 am – Sun trine Uranus
December 21, 12:11 pm – Venus trine Neptune
December 21, 12:36 pm – Mercury conjunct Jupiter 09 34
December 22, 12:48 pm – Full Moon at 00 49
December 24, 07:31 pm – Mercury square Neptune
December 28, 04:30 pm – Venus sextile Pluto
December 29, 04:34 am – 3rd Quarter Moon 07 36

A Cosmic Weather Yule List

Jane Lyle, Astrologer
From The Astrology Room

For Aries, Leo and Sagittarius – the Fire Signs:

The Sun, Mercury and Jupiter are in sociable Sagittarius. Uranus is back for the final time in fiery, impulsive Aries.

*Mercury’s most useful gift arrives early, on 6th December, when the planet of travel, media, tricks and communication turns forward again.

All our travel plans still need extra care though – Mercury (briefly in Scorpio) is arguing with disruptive Uranus until Wednesday 12th December, and then squaring off to discombobulating Neptune just before Christmas Day itself. Surprises, or a sudden turn of events, could scramble our holiday plans.

*December’s big cosmic boost from messenger Mercury and jolly Jupiter will be right on the Winter Solstice, 21st December. This one looks to be quite something. It’s at 9 degrees Sagittarius, aligning with the Watcher of the West, fixed star Antares.

Antares is a very potent, important star. It’s also known as the Heart of the Scorpion. Antares denotes success, but some kind of journey to the underworld and back again is always involved. This could be through an intense experience, or a psychological trip into your personal subconscious. Some kind of underworld beckons. Antares is also closely associated with news about nuclear energy.

So, do watch out for the days around this December event – they’ll more than likely be brimming over with intense news, passion, and major announcements. If you have planets at around 9-11 degrees in your own natal chart, this could herald important personal news for you, too.

*Jupiter in Sagittarius is surely Father Christmas in some of his many guises. For, just like Jupiter, Secret Santa is a shape-shifter.

He’s a Siberian shaman, flying high on magic mushrooms, and attended by sprites and elves on the inner planes. He’s Odin, galloping aloft on his magical horse in the dark December skies. He’s a close friend of the Holly King of pagan tradition, and somewhere or other he’s kindly St. Nicholas and jolly Sir Christmas too. And like Jupiter in Sagittarius, which is mostly lucky and wondrous, Santa Claus has a devilishly dark side called Krampus. Yes, you better watch out! He knows when you’ve been good or bad……

Santa – and Jupiter – contribute much more than just a sense of fun to this holiday season. Jupiter is radiating goodwill and a sense of adventure from his home in Sagittarius until next December. When Jupiter activates your own natal horoscope it’s time to be more expansive and open. How and where will depend upon the planets and houses involved for you personally.

*Gemini, Libra and Aquarius can all benefit from these planets in fire too, so they aren’t totally missing out during the Yuletide season’s astrology. The astrological element of air is, in fact, mostly absent until 20th January, when the Sun enters Aquarius. Meantime, air signs can enjoy an energising, imaginative and fiery boost to their dreams and plans.

For Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces – the Water Signs:

*Venus returns to Scorpio again on Sunday 2nd December, retracing her September and October path and perhaps reawakening deep thoughts and feelings we had then.

Venus is in new Scorpio territory just before the Solstice.
Fresh thoughts on love, friendship, money and fashion begin to emerge – it could all get very spiritual and romantic for some of us around Friday 21st December. Venus meets Neptune then for some intensely misty enchantment. There may be tears before bedtime, but the festive season always has many intricate emotional layers – and I can’t be the only person who’s welled up when watching certain Christmas ads!

*Mars is in musical, intuitive Pisces all month.

Christmas ghost stories, heavenly choirs, and supernatural Yuletide beings are extra energised between Sunday 2nd – Saturday 8th December, when Mars meets Neptune in Pisces. These are also days to be extra vigilant around your cash, online scams, and smooth-talking would-be lovers or salesmen. Fishy? Yes indeed.

*Neptune often represents a glamorous magician, or spiritual guru. This can be a misty, even delusional astrological influence, fond of mind-altering drugs, alcohol, and deception.

But Neptune has a kind-hearted side too. Astrological aspects involving Neptune this month can prompt us to give something back to our community, spend a little time helping others, or decide to donate to our local food bank or favourite charity.

For Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn – the Earth Signs:

*Serious Saturn and enigmatic Pluto are in earthy Capricorn now and on into 2019. They’re joined there by the Sun on 21st December.

This Sea Goat trio mean that business, finance, government and security are issues we can’t completely ignore during December. They’ll push their message home in January for sure, aided and abetted by a potent solar eclipse in Capricorn on 6th January. All this activity supports serious ambition, hard work, and practicality. It doesn’t wear a party hat though.

However, let’s give sober old Saturn, ruler of Capricorn, a holiday break too. December brings echoes of the Saturnalia, which was a wild party in the Ancient Roman world.

–The Astrology Room

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The Solar Almanac for Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sun Direction: 115.89° ESE↑

Sun Altitude: -2.84°

Sun Distance: 91.592 million mi

Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2018 4:22 pm (Winter)

Sunrise Today: 6:53 am↑ 118° Southeast

Sunset Today: 4:37 pm↑ 242° Southwest

Length of Daylight: 9 hours, 43 minutes

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The Lunar Almanac for Thursday, December 6, 2018

Moon Direction: 117.63° ESE↑

Moon Altitude: 6.08°

Moon Distance: 243276 mi

Next New Moon: Dec 7, 20181:20 am

Next Full Moon: Dec 22, 201811:48 am

Next Moonset: Today4:31 pm

Current Moon Phase: Waning Crescent

Illumination:
0.7%

timeanddate.com

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Lunar Lore

The legend of the werewolf (were has etymological roots in Old English and means man) comes from the tales of the beastly side of men coming out at the Full Moon.

The Moon is the Queen of the Underworld and a bridge to the shadowy realms of the psyche.

The Moon is a passageway to the hidden (occulted) mysteries, including ancestral memory and past lives.

The natal Moon in the birth chart can be a symbol of feminine identity for women; for men, it’s the sought-after feminine ideal, and the kind of woman to form a soul-bond with.

Molly Hall, Author
Published on ThoughtCo

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Lunar Superstitions

The first time you see a crescent moon for the month, take all your spare coins out of your pocket, and put them in the other pocket. This will ensure good luck for the next month.

Some people believe that the fifth day after a full moon is the perfect time to try to conceive a child.

Many cultures throughout history have honored lunar deities, including Artemis, Selene, and Thoth.

In some Chinese religions, offerings are made to the ancestors on the night of a full moon.

In some Native American legends, the moon is held captive by a hostile tribe. A pair of antelope hope to rescue the moon and take it the village of a good tribe, but Coyote, the trickster, interferes. The antelope chase Coyote, who tosses the moon into a river each night, just out of reach of the antelope.

The night of the full moon is believed to be a good time for divination and scrying.

Patti Wigington, Author
Published on ThoughtCo

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The Sky This Week from December 6 to December 9

Venus dazzles in the predawn sky, and gets a little help from the Moon December 3. Meanwhile, Mars and Neptune appear closer to each other under a dark sky than they will until the 23rd century.

By Richard Talcott

Thursday, December 6
Mars continues to put on a nice show these December evenings. The Red Planet appears nearly halfway to the zenith in the southern sky as twilight fades to darkness. The ruddy world shines at magnitude 0.1, as bright as any other early evening object, against the faint backdrop of Aquarius the Water-bearer. As you gaze at Mars with your naked eye, you might assume it’s the only object of interest in the area. But target the planet through binoculars or a telescope and you’ll also see the much fainter glow of Neptune. The magnitude 7.9 ice giant lies 23′ east-northeast of Mars this evening. The two switch positions tomorrow night, with Neptune 16′ southwest of Mars. (The magnitude 6.1 star 81 Aquarii then stands 12′ north of Mars.) The actual conjunction between the two planets occurs at 9:08 a.m. EST on the 7th, when Mars passes 2.2′ north of Neptune, but both objects then lie below the horizon from North America. When viewed through a telescope, Mars appears 9″ while Neptune spans 2.3″. The two planets won’t pass closer to each other under a dark sky until October 19, 2210.

Friday, December 7
Although people in the Northern Hemisphere won’t experience the shortest day of the year for another two weeks (at the winter solstice December 21), those at 40° north latitude will see the Sun set earlier today than at any other time this year. Tomorrow’s sunset will arrive about one second later than today’s. The date of earliest sunset depends on latitude — the farther north you live, the closer it occurs to the solstice.
New Moon occurs at 2:20 a.m. EST. At its new phase, the Moon crosses the sky with the Sun and so remains hidden in our star’s glare.

Saturday, December 8
The days of viewing Saturn in the evening sky are just about over. In fact, tonight might be your last, best chance to see it this year. Although the magnitude 0.5 ringed world stands only 7° high in the southwest 45 minutes after sunset, a slender, two-day-old Moon serves as a guide. The two objects lie 3° apart and look beautiful through binoculars.

Sunday, December 9
Head outside in early evening this week and you can see the Big Dipper scraping the northern horizon. For latitudes north of about 40°, this conspicuous asterism never sets (“circumpolar” in astronomical parlance), though December evenings find it at its lowest ebb. This means that the constellation on the opposite side of the North Celestial Pole, the familiar W-shaped Cassiopeia, currently rides highest in the sky.

The Astronomy Magazine

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Moon Phase Calendar

Thursday – 6th December 2018

Current Moon Phase: Waning Crescent

Moon Currently in Sagittarius

Moon in Sagittarius:
The greatest need is to always search for something. In order to feel safe you might find that you need to have a goal, mission or philosophy that gives your life meaning. With Moon in Sagittarius you have an optimistic approach to life and you believe that things will get better even if you get into trouble.

Organs influenced by Sagittarius Moon Sign:
Organs: Liver, sacrum, thigh bone, tail bone, hip muscles, hip joint, lumbar vertebra, lumbar muscle.

These organs are now more sensitive so provide them with extra care.
Surgical operations:

Surgical operations are recommended during the Waning Moon.

However, avoid surgeries of organs under the influence of the Moon Sign.

Today is Thursday, December 6th

Thursday is the day of the planet Jupiter, dedicated to Thunor(Thor), God of thunder and agricultural work. His parallels in various European traditions are Zeus, Taranis, Perun, Perkunas and St. Olaf. The faith of the Northern Tradition holds Thursday sacred, just as Islam reveres Friday, Judaism the Sabbath(calculated from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday), and Christianity, Sunday. This is why almost all adages about Thursday are positive, such as “Thursday’s child has far to go,” “Sneeze on Thursday, something better,” or “Cut nails on Thursday for wealth.” Thursday rules controlled optimism, energetic growth, physical well-being and material success.

Deity: Thor

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn/Pisces/Sagittarius

Planet: Mercury

Tree: Oak

Herb: Henbane

Stone: Turquoise/Bloodstone/Topaz

Animal: Fish/Goat/Aurochs

Element: Fire

Color: Brown/White/Orange

Number: 3

Rune: Thorn

Celtic Tree Month of Ruis (Elder) (November 25 – December 22)

The Runic Half Month of Is (November 28 – December 12)

Goddess of the Month of Astraea (November 28 – December 23)

—The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

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The Goddess Book of Days for Thursday, December 6

Sinterklaas or St. Nicholas Day in the Netherlands. Santa Claus had female roots in Befana, Bertha, Perchta, Lucia, Brigid, and the Yule Child (Persephone or the newborn Goddess). The sixth day of the Moon/month is dedicated to the Mothers, or Spenta- Armaiti and Haitian Voodoun Goddess Erzulie.

Goddesses Associated With Thursday, The Day of Thor

Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mbaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar

The Goddess Book of Days
Diane Stein

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On Thursday, December 6th, We Celebrate….

Kashim (Alaska)
TAKANAKAPSALUK

Themes: Providence; Purification; Strength; Thankfulness; Luck; Health

Symbols: Saltwater; Arctic Animals

About Takanakapsaluk: This Arctic sea goddess rules over the successful catching of game and over personal health. Takanakapsaluk lives far beneath the cold waters, where she also receives the spirits of the dead and cares for them.

To Do Today: Among Inuit hunters, this is the time of year when special rituals propitiate the spirits of Takanakapsaluk’s animals, who give themselves for the tribe’s food. Specifically, all the bladders of seals, whales, and polar bears are returned to her icy waters in thankfulness. In a similar spirit, go to any open body of water and toss in a small biodegradable offering to the goddess in thanks for your food. Consider abstaining from meat today, or from some other beloved food, as a way of showing appreciation for the goddess’s bounty.

The Kashim traditionally includes ritual fire jumping and sweat baths for purification. Try this yourself by jumping a small candle (carefully, please) or taking a steamy shower (the goddess is part of that water). Additionally, any show of physical prowess today brings continued strength. So, add a little exercise to your day. Take a brisk walk, do some jumping jacks. As you do, think of Takanakapsaluk filling you with revitalizing health.

–365 Goddess: A Daily Guide To the Magic and Inspiration of the goddess
Patricia Telesco

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Thursday’s Magickal Correspondence

Wealth
Male Fertility
Ambition
Expansion
Luck
Happiness
Honor
Family
Harvests

Planet: Jupiter

Colors: Dark Blue, Green

Crystals: Turquoise, Amethyst, Lapis

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Thursday

Thursday: Is associated with Jupiter and the colors of – Blue and Metallic Colors

Thursday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Broadcasting, Business, Charity, College Education, Correspondence Courses, Doctors, Expansion, Forecasting, Foreign Interests, Gambling, Growth, Guardians, Horses, Logic, Long Distance Travel, Luck, Material Wealth, Merchants, Philosophy, Political Power, Psychologists, Publicity, Publishing, Reading, Religion, Researching, Self-improvement, Social Matters, Sports, Studying, and The Law

–Practical Magick for the Penny Pinching Witch
Carol Moyer

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Thursday’s Witchery

Today is the day for prosperity work of all kinds. It can also be used for healing work, whether that is a physical healing of an illness or an emotional healing. Also remember that you have to follow up your healing work and prosperity magick and physical action.

I can’t tell you the number of times I have met new witches who complain to me that their prosperity spell or “I need a better job” spell did not work as they expected. They’ll ramble on and on about how much time and money they spent working their magick….but, alas, they had no glorious manifestation of wealth or fabulous job that suddenly dropped out of the sky and landed in their laps.

Then, when I gently ask them, “Did you enchant your resume or application when you filled it out? Did you do a little confidence-boosting spellwork when you went to apply for the job or went to the interview?” typically they give me a blank, confused stare.

Nine times out of ten, their response is, “You mean I have to go out and actually look for the job too?” Um, yes, my dear, you certainly do. Magick follows the path of least resistance, which means it’s going to manifest along the simplest, quickest route. Get out there and hit the pavement. See what you can find. Times are tough and competition for good jobs is fierce, so you need whatever edge you can get. For folks like us, we’re going to get the edge by using our magick and our spellcraft.

Thursdays have such a rich source of magick for us to draw upon that, honestly, the sky is the limit. This is the day associated with the gods of the sky and heavens, after all. Get to know these deities and add their wisdom and magick into your days

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

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The Witches Almanac for Thursday, December 6

St. Nicholas’s Day

Waning Moon

Moon phase: Fourth Quarter

Moon Sign: Sagittarius

Incense: Balsam

Color: Turquoise

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St Nicholas Day

St. Nicholas of Myra is a popular Christian Saint among children across Europe because of his reputation as a bringer of gifts. Both the North American Santa Claus and the British Father Christmas are legendary figures whose attributes derive from the myths surrounding St. Nicholas.

What Do People Do?
St. Nicholas Day is a popular occasion for children in many parts of Europe because children usually receive gifts on this day. Some European cities such as Bari, Italy recognize St. Nicholas as the patron saint and celebrate with different activities such as gift-giving, parades, feasts and festivals.

St. Nicholas is referred to by many names throughout Europe such as Sinterklaas in the Netherlands or Nikolaus in Germany. In the days leading up to December 6, children throughout Europe put their shoes or a special St. Nicholas boot in front of the fireplace or the front door at night to find them filled with small presents the next morning. A larger amount of gifts is usually brought on the eve of St. Nicholas Day or December 5.

Public Life
St. Nicholas Day is a religious observance but not a nationwide public holiday in countries such as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Background
The legendary figure of St. Nicholas is derived from Nicholas of Myra who officiated as a bishop in 4th century Greece. During his lifetime he developed a reputation for gift-giving by putting coins in other people’s shoes, which accounts for many of today’s Christmas traditions that involve leaving gifts in shoes or boots.

Having inspired both the figure of the North American Santa Claus and the British Father Christmas, St. Nicholas has in some countries been more recently joined on his visits to children’s homes by an evil companion who punishes the naughty ones: in Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and northern Italy, this personification of evil is called Krampus, in Germany Knecht Ruprecht, and in the Netherlands Zwarte Piet.

—timeanddate.com

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Correspondences for Thursday, December 7

Thursday (Thor’s day)

Planet: Jupiter

Colors: Purple, Deep Blue

Crystals: Amethyst, Lepidolite, Sugilite, Tin

Aroma: Melissa, Clove, Oakmoss, Jupiter Oil, Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg, and Sage

Herb: Cinquefoil

Ruled by the planet Jupiter and dedicated to Thor, god of thunder and agricultural work. His parallels in various European Traditions include Zeus, Taranis, Perun, and Perkunas.

Magical aspects: controlled optimism, energetic growth, physical well-being, material success, expansion, money/wealth, prosperity, leadership, and generosity.

Thursday is the day of Jupiter, the largest of the planets and said to be the most powerful. Spellcasters would be wise to use this day for attempting wealth, success and prosperity spells.

Thursday is also associated (in Greek mythology) to Thor – Thor’s day – and some even say that Jupiter and Thor are one in the same. Both are strong and powerful, yet wise and just. Try a small prayer to Jupiter before commencing any ritual on Thursday as a sign of respect.

This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving luck, happiness, health, legal matters, male fertility, treasure, wealth, honour, riches, clothing, money, desires, business, group pursuits, joy, laughter, and expansion

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Magickal Applications for Thursday

Thursday comes from the Latin Dies Iovis, which means “Jove’s day” Jove, or Jupiter as he was sometimes called, was the supreme god and patron of the ancient Romans. Jove/Jupiter is associated with wealth, leadership, thunder, and lightning. A lord of heaven, Jove/Jupiter was also a god of light, and his sacred color is white. In the Greek mythologies, this deity was known as Zeus. This fifth day of our bewitching week was eventually turned into the Old English Thursdaeg or Thunresdaeg, which translates to “thunder’s day” or, more simply, “Thor’s day.” This day of the week is named after Thor, the popular Norse god of thunder. Thor was the son of Odin. He carried a war hammer called Mjollnir, and it was this that made the thunder and lightning. All of these Thursday gods-Jupiter/Jove, Zeus, and Thor-were wielders of the thunderbolt.

Thursday has the planetary association of Jupiter, and this day of the week is associated with prosperity, abundance, leadership, and good health. Prosperity and abundance are the typical magickal concerns on a Thursday. However, the way people define prosperity can vary greatly between individuals.

Personally, I think prosperity and abundance aren’t about owning the biggest house, fanciest wardrobe, or the newest car. It’s about living within your means and living well. My definition of prosperity is having enough money in the checking account to cover the bills and to pay for the groceries; anything left over is gravy.

But with a family, there is always something. Just about the time you’re feeling confident, something pops up. Somebody has to go to the doctor or the dentist, or someone needs work done on their car. Or my daughter calls from college with the classic “send money” request. It’s enough to drive me bonkers! For instance, just this past month, I got hit up for sorority dues, book fees, dentist bills, a bit of car repair and, lest we forget, living money for my daughter while she is away at school. Ouch!

The aspiration to make your budget stretch and to find ways to cover extra expenses is a real need for just about everybody. So on this bewitching day, let’s look at some practical, magickal ways to increase your prosperity and try out a few enchanting ideas designed to create a little abundance and, last but not least good health.

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

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Thursday & The Perfect Corresponding Spell

Thursdays are good days for travel and change. It’s the perfect day to re-arrange the furniture of your house and gain a new perspective on something. Even if you are not able to do any traveling on this day, you can still use Thursdays to do spells for travel. You can even do spells for positive change, and re-arrangement of your life. It’s a good idea to exercise on this day, as well. That way, your body can be in-shape by the time Friday comes along.

Rock Safe Trip Spell

Items you will need are:
1 small rock
1 blue candle
1 tube of black paint or black marker

Walk around outside and find a small rock, with a flat surface on one side. When you return inside, write the rune symbol “Raido” on the rock, with your paint or marker This symbol looks like the letter “R.” After the paint or marker dries, take the rock and hold it between your hands. Once the rocks feels warm from the heat of your hands, place it beside the candle. Then light the andle. Close your eyes and prayer to The Powers That Be, for a safe trip. Now open your eyes and hold the rock over the flame and wave it back and forth, careful not to burn your hands. Once you feel like you have infused the energy from the candle into the rock, set the rock aside and blow out the candle. After the rock cools off, place it in your pocket, to ensure a safe journey.

–A Witch’s Week of Spells and Activities
Helga C. Loueen

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Winter Magick

Winter can be a time when aligning oneself with the forces of Nature can seem difficult. The cold and snow can keep everyone locked indoors, and all time spent outside must be limited for one’s own safety. But Winter is a time just as applicable to magick as any other season. And though all plant life has diminished and many animals have hidden themselves away, slumbering till Spring, there is still much at hand that the Witch can use.
Winter is a time of pause, reflection and self analysis. It is one of the times when the Crone turns to face us, reminding us just how mortal we truly are. Stand outside, let the wind tear at your clothes and hair, the cold bite at your skin, penetrating to the bone. Listen to the susurrus of the snow blowing across the ice, just as softly Her words can be heard: “all things must pass.” For these reasons, Winter is a perfect time for purificatory and cleansing magick. And these are ends to which the snow, ice, and cold of Winter are perfectly suited.

Snow is simple to work with magickally and it’s rather versatile. It can be used to “wash” items in to cleanse them. Altar clothes, ritual tools, crystals, and candles can all be “washed” in the snow. Just hold the item in your left hand, with your right take a handful of snow and rub it all over the items. Cleansing with snow is like cleansing with a million very small clear Quartz crystals, and that is the affect it has, as well. It leaves the items feeling freshly cleansed, but energized at the same time. Items like tools and crystals can also just be left outside overnight, buried in a snow bank, to be cleansed by the snow.

Snow can also be used in the creation of a “snowbane” for banishing magick. Outside, form some snow into an image of what it is you will to be rid of. As you form the snowbane, fill it with all the energy and power that thing, person, bad habit, or whatever, has over you. Take your snowbane indoors now. Ideally, place it in a cauldron, but a large cooking or mixing bowl will do perfectly. As the snowbane melts, so, too, the power of what it represents has over you fades.

Snow and ice can also be used to intensify energy within your Circle, just be sure to do your ritual at a time when the winds are calm as Winter winds are prone to dissipation. To this end, the snow can be mounded up to designate the Circle boundaries and piled up a la snowman style for an altar and for smaller altars at the Quarters, as well. If you are particularly ambition and like to play in the snow, you could construct a small outdoor temple outdoors, entirely out of snow, much like an igloo. It need only be big enough for you to sit comfortably in and you could create a snow-sculpture inside to represent your patron Deity.

Another simple means to harness the power of Winter is to work your spells and rituals in silence, as silence is one of the virtues of the North and, thus, of Winter. Gestures alone are quite powerful and evocative, but, as Winter is a time of introversion, visualization alone can be quite appropriate.

These are just a few examples of ways to tap into the power of Winter and keep oneself aligned with the changing of the seasons. Magick is flexible and permeates life, experiment and see what other ways you can up with.

-Lady Althaea

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Spirit Message of the Moment – Ideas To Celebrate Yule 2018

CELEBRATING THE PAGAN SABBAT: YULE

In many Pagan and Wiccan celebrations, often the cornerstone of a successful Sabbat is the food. Yule is a time of rich, delicious cooking for many of us, so start planning your menu ahead of time. Open up your hearth and home for your guests, and once you’re seated at your meal, take a moment to be thankful for all the bounty and blessings you have before you this Yule season!

Food Blessings, Pagan and Wiccan Style
Many religions celebrate the consumption of food with some sort of prayer of thanksgiving. Many Pagans and Wiccans believe that not only should we thank the gods for our food, but also the earth and the food itself. After all, if you’re eating plants or meat, something had to die so that you could have a meal. It seems rude not to thank your food for its sacrifice. Any of the following may be said over a meal, a Cakes and Ale ceremony, or any other event where food is served. Feel free to include the names of the deities of your tradition, of you prefer.

• This Simple Meal Blessing offers thanks to the God and Goddess for a meal.

• A Prayer to the Earth shows gratitude for the planet’s bounty.

• If you’re eating a meal that once walked around, offer a prayer Celebrating Meat.

• Invite the Gods to dine with you.

• Make an Offering of a bit of your food.

Basic Wassail Recipe
Wassail was originally a word that meant to greet or salute someone — groups would go out Wassailing on cold evenings, and when they approached a door would be offered a mug of warm cider or ale. Over the years, the tradition evolved to include mixing eggs with alcohol and asperging the crops to ensure fertility. While this recipe doesn’t include eggs, it sure is good, and it makes your house smell beautiful for Yule!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

Ingredients:
• 1 Gallon apple cider
• 2 C. cranberry juice
• 1/2 C honey
• 1/2 C sugar
• 2 oranges
• Whole cloves
• 1 apple, peeled and diced
• Allspice
• Ginger
• Nutmeg
• 3 cinnamon sticks (or 3 Tbs. ground cinnamon)
• 1/2 C – 1 C brandy (optional)

Preparation: Set your crockpot to its lower setting, and pour apple cider, cranberry juice, honey and sugar in, mixing carefully. As it heats up, stir so that the honey and sugar dissolve. Stud the oranges with the cloves, and place in the pot (they’ll float). Add the diced apple. Add allspice, ginger and nutmeg to taste — usually a couple of tablespoons of each is plenty. Finally, snap the cinnamon sticks in half and add those as well.

Cover your pot and allow to simmer 2 – 4 hours on low heat. About half an hour prior to serving, add the brandy if you choose to use it. Buttered RumButtered rum was a popular recipe in colonial America, and it’s easy to see why — it’s GOOD. You can brew this up in your crockpot, ladle out a nice big mug and sit by the fire on a chilly winter evening. It’s the perfect warm drink for Yule. If you leave out the rum, your kids can enjoy it too (here’s a tip — when your little one wants to have a Harry Potter party, make a rum-free pot of this recipe and call it butter beer).

Ingredients:
• 2 Quarts apple juice
• 2 C firmly packed brown sugar
• 1 stick butter (use the real stuff, not margarine)
• 3 Tbs. cinnamon
• 1 tsp. ground cloves
• 1 tsp. nutmeg
• 2 C. your favorite rum
• Refrigerated whipped dessert topping
• Cinnamon sticks and nutmeg for garnish

Preparation: Warm up the apple juice and brown sugar in a pot. Add the butter (dice up the stick before you put it in there, so it’ll melt faster). Stir until the butter is melted. Add the spices and the rum. Cover the pot, and allow to simmer on low for 2 – 4 hours. Ladle into mugs for serving. Top each with a dollop of whipped topping and a cinnamon stick. Sprinkle with a dash of nutmeg.

Sunshine Skillet
When the sun comes up on Yule morning, there’s nothing quite like it. If your family celebrates with a solar ritual, after you’re done, head to the kitchen for a big breakfast. This sunny skillet dish is full of good stuff — if you’re vegetarian, simply substitute something else for the sausage, or leave the meat out altogether. This is fabulous with some nice warm biscuits and gravy.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:
• 2 Tbs. butter (use the good stuff, not margarine)
• 1 small onion, diced
• 1/2 C shiitake mushrooms, chopped
• 2 C southern-style hashbrown potatoes, thawed
• 6 eggs, beaten
• 2 C sausage, browned
• 2 C cheddar cheese, grated
• Fresh rosemary and sage
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 1/2 C Asiago cheese, grated
• 1 green onion, chopped
• 1 small tomato, diced

Preparation: Preheat your oven to 350. Heat the butter in a large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add the mushrooms and onions, sautéing until they are opaque. Add potatoes, and cook until browned, stirring occasionally. In a buttered or greased casserole dish, spread the potato mixture around to evenly cover the bottom. Mix the eggs, sausage, cheese, herbs, salt and pepper together in a small bowl, and then pour over potatoes. Bake in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes. About ten minutes into the bake time, sprinkle the Asaigo cheese on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool for ten minutes before serving. To serve, dish onto plates and garnish with tomatoes and onions.

All Above Excerpts authored by Patti Wigington, ThoughtCo
Published on Spiritblogger’s Blog

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MAGIC IN THE HOME

Without hearts, there is no home. —LORD BYRON

Hovel, hotel, or houseboat—your home should be your castle. If it’s not, a little magic fairy dusting is in order. Of all the places where the Goddess can manifest herself, your home is one where she can really shine without the aid of furniture polish. Every part of your living space has magical potential. What about your living room, you ask? Use the TV screen as a crystal ball (but turn it off first)! And the rugs—metaphysically sweep problems under them!

One of the favorite magical jokes in my home is about the hot tub. When people come over and meet Trish the witch for the first time, we often open the tub by way of hospitality. A little later, when everyone’s relaxed, I come out with a handful of mixed vegetables, a wooden spoon, and a sneaky grin! Gives a whole new meaning to “bubble, bubble,” eh? The point is that the hot tub could be my cauldron if I wanted it to be, just as many things around your home can take on the Goddess’s glimmer if you will allow them to.

–Goddess in My Pocket: Simple Spells, Charms, Potions, and Chants to Get You Everything You Want
Patricia Telesco

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Witchy Tip for Thursday, December 6th

Yule is also a time to share our wealth and happiness with those around us. Gift-giving to family, friends and circle-mates is a wonderful gesture, not only of our own path but others as well. Symbolically, we’re sharing the bounty of a harvest, though in times past it was elements of the harvest that were shared out among those closest to the giver. The gift was often something one couldn’t provide oneself, and in return a gift was given to someone else, something they didn’t have.

–Yule (Creating New Pagan Family Tradition)

Jodi Lee

Daily Cosmic Calendar for December 6th

Deal with the dark-of-the-moon unsettled monthly vibes as best as possible. This challenging situation lasts until the moment the new moon at 16 degrees of Sagittarius occurs at 11:22pm. In the meantime, the universe is handing you a couple of golden opportunities as the moon in Sagittarius makes its monthly conjunction with optimism-boosting King of the Gods Jupiter (6:32am) while Mercury makes its station to turn direct at 28 degrees of Scorpio (1:25pm). Zero in on the following important themes associated with Mercury – communications, learning and primary education, words and language, transportation and travel plans, business and trade, messages and paperwork, health and medical concerns, the five senses, air and breathing, wind and temperature changes. Since Mercury, like every celestial body, has a shadow side, don’t let down your guard concerning signings and agreements as Mercury is fundamentally motionless all of today and can influence earth dwellers positively or negatively. (Mercury will remain in forward motion until March 5, 2019 when it will begin a new retrograde cycle at 30 degrees of Pisces.) Before the new moon happens, two additional sky anomalies test your patience as the moon squares Mars (8:12pm) and Neptune (8:43pm). After the new moon enters the history books, keep striving for serenity since several planetary shake-ups make their appearance in the heavens on Friday.

[Note to readers: All times are calculated as Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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ARE YOU SECRETLY AN ALIEN? IF YOU WERE BORN AFTER 1978, YOU MIGHT BE!

How would you describe yourself? A millennial? Super-creative, highly intuitive, instinctually rebellious, and… existentially lonely? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you might be an Indigo Child.

In her book “Welcome Home, Wanderer: A Guide for Indigo Children,” author Sophia Gubb asks, “Have you felt different all your life? Do you feel that you have an important purpose, even when you don’t know what it is?… Are you, in other words, an alien with a mission?”

by Anna Ortiz

WHAT IS AN INDIGO CHILD?

“Indigo Children” was a term coined in the 1970’s by Nancy Ann Tappe, an author and synesthete who developed the idea of a “life color” – a single color that remains in your aura from birth to death. She began seeing a rare aural shade of a deep purplish-blue appearing in a unique set of people starting in the ‘60s and early ‘70s – before noticing a prominent spike in its occurrence in the ensuing decades.

Since Tappe named the phenomenon, numerous works have been written about the Indigo children, who are generally characterized as people who were born in or after 1978 that have the telltale indigo aura. There are many specific characteristics attributed to this burgeoning group of individuals, including the belief that they are a spiritually evolved generation whose purpose is to enlighten society and steer humanity to a better path.

Some even believe that Indigo children are alien hybrids or, at the very least, have a special celestial connection to extraterrestrials. Craig Lang, a Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) field investigator, proposes that otherworldly visitors could be genetically integrating these characteristics into the human populace in order to introduce a population of “awakened” individuals. In her book “Children of the Stars: Advice for Star Children and Parents,” author Nikki Pattillo theorizes that Indigos are spiritual incarnations of extraterrestrials in human bodies, rather than genetic science experiments.

Either way, there’s no doubting that countless young outsiders have found their place among the Indigo tribe.

LIFE AS AN INDIGO CHILD

There was one widely shared sentiment among the Indigos we interviewed: Growing up, they felt like outsiders. Most Indigos we spoke to admitted to experiencing alienation or a feeling of generally being misunderstood. In fact, Indigos are often diagnosed with conditions such as ADD, ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.

Terek Schofield, of Petawawa, Ontario has struggled with severe ADHD all his life. When he recently stumbled upon articles about Indigo children, “the scary accuracy of every single trait pretty much made me a believer.”

Learning of this phenomenon has made the 32-year-old feel less alone. “I have a community, or rather a family,” he explains. “And when you’ve felt a strange outsider your whole life, it’s comforting.”

That sentiment has been echoed by many others across the globe. Simply feeling a part of a like-minded community, even if it’s just a Facebook group or online forum, has helped to cope with the challenges they face as an Indigo. Aurexia Rivers, a 33-year-old from South Africa,  identifies as an Indigo and says that learning about the community has helped her make sense of her own life. “Learning about Indigo Children has helped me to understand myself better,” she says. ”I’m not just a freak.”

In addition to ADHD and other diagnoses, Indigos are also often highly attuned to things that others cannot see.  “Ever since I was a little girl, I have been able to see entities that ‘normal folk’  do not see,” explains Isabelle Alba, a 35-year-old from Stockholm, Sweden. “Both good and bad entities. It was and still is a very scary experience.”

On the other hand, the sensitivity can bring about a feeling of connectivity. For instance, Marie Velan spent her childhood talking to the wildlife around her home in Seattle. The 31-year-old would hold conversations with birds in her treehouse and could sense when a stray cat was going to have kittens before it was visibly apparent.

If any of these stories feel familiar to you, you might be an Indigo as well.

7 SIGNS OF BEING AN INDIGO CHILD

You don’t follow the rules. Indigo children are not the personality type to accept rules and authority at face value. Instead, they choose to be led by their internal values and their innate sense of integrity above all else. This means growing up at odds with authoritarian figures like parents and teachers. As a result, adult Indigos tend to clash with authority throughout their lives because of their strong sense of right and wrong and they’re not afraid to make their opinions known.

You are an empath. Indigos pick up on a lot from the people and the atmosphere around them and have an uncanny ability to tap into other people’s emotions. When Indigos are unaware of this trait, it can lead to depression and a sense of feeling overwhelmed.

You have psychic abilities. Often, Indigos have an innate connection to the spirit world, which can include seeing or feeling ghosts. They have a sixth sense in tuning into other’s motives, feelings, characteristics and underlying issues, and they often already know the outcome of a situation before it comes to fruition. It’s hard to pull the veil over an Indigo’s eyes since their perception is so fine-tuned.

You often feel lonely. Even though much of the time Indigos are well-liked and even admired for their altruistic character, feeling disconnected with those around them is still a lifetime battle. Because they have always lived with a feeling of isolation and alienation beginning in their earliest years, Indigos typically have trouble falling into step with the rest of society. This makes for a challenging adolescence, in which depression and anxiety can develop early on. Questions like, “What’s wrong with me?” and statements like, “Everything is wrong,” tend to be repetitive throughout an Indigo’s lifetime.

You’re super-creative.  Indigos think outside of the box and gravitate towards the world of fantasy, and often find artistic ways to express themselves such as through music, writing, and the arts.

You’re hypersensitive. Indigos, especially if they are younger, are filled with a whirlwind of emotions, which amplifies their reactions to situations and people. They are the first to get their heart-strings tugged by a moving scene in a movie and react strongly when reading the news of a person or animal who was harmed. They also have many physical sensitivities, such as allergies to foods and chemicals. In addition, Indigos can have a heightened reaction to stimulus, especially in chaotic or overbearing atmospheres.

You want to make the world a better place.  Indigos are born with a desire to find their destiny, which often ties in with humanitarian-based efforts. Part of their driving force is the persistent feeling that they are here for a reason, combined with intense empathy for not only other people but also animals and the environment. They don’t believe in living for material gain and comfort, but rather use their time on Earth to enact solutions to humanity’s’ many quandaries.

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Your Daily Love Horoscopes for Thursday, Dec. 6 & Dec. 7

Pisces Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 6th of December 2018

Be prepared to dig deep into your passionate well of compassion and kindness to find pearls of wisdom and romantic revelations. Your heart’s needs might be altering or evolving, but this can lead the way to new desires that you’ll be keen to explore passionately! Just remember to introduce any changes gradually. If a loved one or potential partner needs time to catch up with you, passion-wise, then slow things down briefly!

Pisces tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

A loved one or someone close might not be getting the memo or taking your hint in some way. This could cause you to wonder what else you should do to make yourself clear. Your best bet at this time involves refraining from pushing for anything new to be tried or explored and choose instead to see what healing or small improvements a bit of time can bring. You and someone close could still be reeling from a tense or unpleasant development. Be there for each other.

Capricorn Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 6th of December 2018

There could be strong similarities between your current romantic circumstances and those from your distant past. You’re probably quite happy to boost your effort levels with one special connection because you know the rewards will come and are right to embrace it with a positive spirit. With plenty of gratitude and compassion, one connection can only go from strength to strength.

Capricorn tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

You might feel you couldn’t be more consistent or straightforward with how you’re projecting or conveying yourself to someone close, but they could draw your attention to mixed or confusing signals you’re sending. To be fair, your moods and attention levels could fluctuate at this time, and you might not feel it’s necessary to keep a loved one in the loop every minute of the day about what you think, feel or are doing. If you’re told you’re a bit erratic, then don’t take it to heart.

Sagittarius Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 6th of December 2018

A wave of reassurance permeating your emotional world or one special connection could help you to feel confident that you’re on the best path possible to realize a romantic dream now. Obligations might demand attention in other areas and make finding enough time for romance to be tricky. Stop seeing romance as a luxury that you can afford only when the time is right to do so. If it demands attention like anything else, then don’t put it further down your priority list!

Sagittarius tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

Feeling a noticeable sense of ease and comfort in your emotional world or within a love relationship can help bring your focus back to enhancing and strengthening a special bond instead of keeping on top of any tension or uncertainty. If you’re attached, then others could see you and someone close as an inseparable team, so be willing to seize social opportunities coming your way together.

Scorpio Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 6th of December 2018

It’s not easy to simplify your love life, but if you can explore options to do so, then you’ll do yourself a great service now. Setting aside ‘you time’ to ponder affairs of the heart is important, especially if you’re suppressing thoughts or emotions to keep things peaceful and harmonious. Fortunately, your passionate purpose is probably clearer to you now than it has been in some time. You’ve coped with amazing challenges recently. Now, it’s time to take stock of where you stand currently and if your current emotional position matches your expectations.

Scorpio tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

Your ability to apply your innate intuition is legendary, and you can connect with those you’re closest to or anticipate their thoughts or actions with remarkable ease now. Try to apply your intuitive talents to sweeten someone’s world. You could offer a solution to a loved one’s problem or dilemma by putting yourself in their shoes briefly and seeing what they see or feel what they feel. You could also be surprised at what you discover by doing so, too.

Libra Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 6th of December 2018

If you believe an imbalance exists in a current love relationship, then restoring harmony relies on you having an authentic heart-to-heart conversation about it. What you perceived to be balanced might differ from what a partner believes to be fair, so a meeting of minds and hearts needs to happen pronto. It’s by nipping tiny issues in the bud before they grow in strength and size that you can keep moving one special connection in a positive direction.

Libra tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

There appears to be plenty of comradery and cooperation on offer to you and teaming up with a loved one or potential partner could provide a perfect chance for a bond to strengthen or deepen. You and a special person will enjoy being part of a collaborative effort or feeling as if you have important roles to play and contributions to make. It might not be only your lives than the two of you can make a significant difference to.

Virgo Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 6th of December 2018

You might be unaware of the stable influence you are to one special connection. Even with a lengthy To Do List in other areas of your world, you still manage to tend to essential matters of the heart. A new chapter is beginning, and the boost to your personal power fills you with the confidence you need to keep everything balanced and copacetic. It’s by harnessing and focusing your power constructively that will ensure romance gets a lot hotter!

Virgo tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

What might seem a straightforward, humdrum way of doing something to you could make you very appealing in a certain person’s eyes. The way you make something appear easy or your knowledge of a particular topic could bring you closer. Although they might be genuinely keen for you to share your knowledge or expertise, it’s probably you they’re more interested in. A meeting of hearts starts with a meeting of minds.

Leo Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 6th of December 2018

Being able to rise above a love life snafu helps you to connect with a love interest in a meaningful way. You can see the lesson that’s waiting to be learned in a current love life situation, even if it means adopting a new attitude or approach to an old love life matter you believed was resolved and put behind you. As you evolve, so too does the object of your affections. Together, you’ll feel confident about supporting each other in ways you could both use some support now.

Leo tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

Come on, Leo! Do you know of anyone able to bring more imagination and creativity to their love life than you? This is a time to connect with your deeply romantic side. A loved one or potential partner could be surprised at and delighted by your ability to express romantic ideas, thoughts or plans in ways that truly touch their heart. It’s the way you make someone close smile or, better still, laugh by applying your unique brand of imagination that can make you appear even sexier in their eyes.

Cancer Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 6th of December 2018

Tending to a loved one’s needs requires you to focus on your needs first. It’s that simple. You can broaden personal horizons and simplify your love life by being guided by your heart regarding what you should do next. Make this passionate process easier by being honest with yourself and making someone close clear about what you need and why you need it. Offering total authenticity means you will never have to settle for second best.

Cancer tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

You want to remove tediousness from your emotional world, and the cosmos appears to have listened. One unexpected development or surprise activity pushes you to embrace the thrill of spontaneity. If you’re attached, then a loved one could reveal a plan made in secret that could thrill you. If you’re single, then an out of the blue message from a certain person could give you plenty to consider.

Gemini Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 6th of December 2018

A lover can be your biggest ally today. Remaining on the sidelines of all the action may seem prudent to you, but you’re missing out on what could be a real romantic adventure. Summon that sexy spirit of yours and make a bold move. Something as simple as sharing a personal goal or fun fantasy can create warm fuzzy feelings between you and the one you love.

Gemini tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

There’s likely much going on in the background of your emotional world or a love partnership. What gets agreed between you and someone close could take longer than you anticipated to come to fruition so don’t get antsy if progress feels slow. However, the need to take something slowly helps to create a new level of level of trust. If you’ve wanted to reveal thoughts, feelings or plans in new or more exciting ways, then you could have your chance to do so.

Taurus Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 6th of December 2018

You don’t need an excuse to ignore any love life issues or tension waiting to arise in your emotional world. This could be a time when you want to ponder affairs of the heart because once you’ve recharged your physical and emotional batteries, you’ll feel more confident about dealing with whatever you’re ignoring now.

Taurus tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

You could be busy making plans in every area of your world or have your eye fixed on what you want to make happen career-wise. However, don’t let your emotional world or love life suffer from lack of attention. You don’t have to create a lengthy and ambitious list of things to throw similar energy into, love-wise. Slow but heartfelt changes in your romantic world could transform it. You might need to adjust your priorities accordingly.

Aries Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 6th of December 2018

You could feel very much ‘in the zone’ when it comes to love affairs of the heart, and the first clue about how comfortable you feel could surround the ease in which your words flow. Your heart is full of gratitude and compassion, but it’s important you don’t push too hard to be understood. Feeling more relaxed toward affairs of the heart allows some luck to permeate your emotional world. Don’t rule out what a bit of that can bring you now.

Aries tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

Romantic energy could intensify, and you might be unsure how to handle or focus this delightful bodily buzz! Therefore, you might need to dial back your signature impulsiveness otherwise your fervent passion could be more than one person could handle. You’re not obliged to bottle anything up, just release what you feel slowly and measuredly. Making a concerted effort not to rush something between you and one special person can build anticipation wonderfully.

Aquarius Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 6th of December 2018

The surge of confidence you’re blessed with in your romantic world has the power to move mountains. Nothing will stop you from furthering your personal, passionate transformation, and it’s important you trust your vision of the future. If you truly want to improve current love circumstances, then open your heart to the powerful changes underway right now. They’re waiting for some guidance and steering from you.

Aquarius tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 7th of December 2018

Whether or not you and someone close have given each other the ‘silent treatment’ recently, tension could be easing, and lines of communication could be improving. This can be helpful with getting plans underway that have been delayed due to uncertainty – or lethargy. Finding new places to explore can strengthen a bond, and the more unfamiliar, the better

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The Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, December 6

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
Words are seeds for you this week, so scatter them with care and they will grow and flourish beyond your wildest expectations. Someone you thought you wanted back in your life, you now realise you do not. Ring now to hear why these feelings are spot on.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
Don’t waste time on those who don’t give, but only take from your life. To do so can only lead to that same frustrated feeling you could not get rid of last month. Show you can grow and be the bigger person. Ring now so I can empower you.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
You may not realise it, but 2018 has been a year of real life lessons for you and not all of them were pain free, were they Gemini? Many of your sign are having trouble sleeping lately, but making much needed phone calls can put your life back in order. Ring me. Let’s get you living life again.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
Try not to take sides in any arguments today as nothing is what it at first seems. In fact, many of the signs really are talking for the sake of it lately. Your element of water brings out your need to confess, but stick to your own secrets, not those of others. Ring now for guidelines.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
You will always find a way out of a problem. You’re a Leo! Don’t be afraid to take the lead, it’s what you were born for. Knowing who you can trust has not been easy, but today is set to give you all of the evidence you need. Ring now for a message from Uranus.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
I can see that there have not been enough hours in the day for you recently and that you have felt as if others have been using you. That all changes once you learn to say no to the things you don’t want. Ring now so I can help you to find your voice again.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
You would be wise on this day to believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see. Facts will come to light as this month unfolds which will make you feel foolish for acting so quickly on what could just be rumours. Ring now to stay on top.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. Once you accept this fact, then you will slowly but surely start to let down some of those defences. Negotiations in work can go in your favour at this time. Ring now for a game plan.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
You should have learnt by now that you are a sign with an addictive nature. What you have yet to realise though, is that you can have good addictions as well as negative ones. Try to put all of your time and energy into making the change which is long overdue. Ring now for help.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
Can you feel the excitement which is running through your veins? If you can’t, then you will be able to within the next fortnight my friend. Your life is about to get brighter and bolder than ever before. Fasten your seatbelt Capricorn. You’re in for quite a ride! Ring now for details.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
There is a no nonsense attitude to your chart today where you will not be suffering fools gladly. Thanks to the magic of Saturn, you’ll be able to see through lies easily. This could shed some light on what was really meant by a recent offer. Ring me to build more on this.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
Be happy for this very dramatic moment you have found yourself in recently Pisces. It is, after all, your life! You have spent far too much time listening to and taking advice from those whose lives you would not wish for your own anyway! Ring now to improve your confidence.

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Get A Jump on Tomorrow….

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, December 7

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
Friends turn into lovers for many of your sign and you start to see what you have to do in order to live the life you desire. For some of you, this will mean parting ways with those who do not treat you well. About time is all I say. Ring now for total honesty.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
Don’t play games in love this weekend or you will get your fingers burnt. It would be far better for you to give your close ones the cold hard facts. Making time however for those who are older than you is critical. Ring now to hear how money can be made from second attempts.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
Stay present and celebrate what is rather than what may be in time to come. Your dual nature often sees you putting your time and energy where it is least needed. Pisces link to a new path in your career which can bring happiness. Ring now for the full story.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
Try not to speak for the sake of it or you could end up getting yourself into a lot of hot water. Instead, try only to answer the questions which are being asked of you. Knowing who your heart really lies with is your major battle. Ring now to make sense of mixed messages.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
Never let the future worry you. You will meet your destiny as the same person you are now, which means if you speak from the heart your answers will be the right ones. Ring now to hear how pregnancies and births are all around you this month and next.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
The written word is more important than you could possibly imagine. Don’t let what others try to tempt you into take centre stage. If you do, then you will be kicking yourself for a long time to come. Ring now to hear which sign is your Achilles’ heel.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
The past is on your mind more than usual and you may even find yourself tempted to call up those who you miss. Just try to remember why it is that you moved on from them Libra. It’s the key to you feeling in control of your destiny. Ring now so I can help you.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
Trust is a major issue for you at this time, but what you need to ask yourself is if you are mistrusting someone for what another did to you, or if you truly feel you are having the wool pulled over your eyes. Ring now to excel where you have previously failed.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
Fear of the same thing going wrong for a second time is a very real fear for you, isn’t it Sagittarius? However, deep down inside you and I both know that your current situation is nothing like an old one. Ring now to work on following through with what your heart is telling you.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
There are an array of new talents which are going to be touching your heart and soul this month. The first step to you getting back onto a path which is right for you requires you to admit what and who you really want. Phone now to hear why gambles in love are worth taking.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
Your element of air could see you telling others’ secrets which they would rather have kept under wraps. Make sure you express your intentions before you carry them out or you could end up ruining a relationship which has only just got back on track. Ring now for clarity.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
Look back for a moment Pisces and you will see that you have already survived every bad thing that came your way. All you can remember is the pain, but that has passed and will not return. Take a deep breath and jump. Ring now to hear what amazing times await you.

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Your Daily Tarot Card for December 7th is Temperance

Temperance

Keywords: providing aid, healing, concentration, moderation!

Astrological Correspondence: Sagittarius

The angel between heaven and earth blending different elements into a harmonious substance represents a bridge between polarities, like heaven and earth, masculine and feminine, beginning and end. The combining of varied substances serves as imagery for the merging of diverse forces to create a new whole for cooperation, coordination, a harmonious balance, looking for a middle ground, achieving healing, and recovery. Temperance signifies that moderation is necessary to regulate passions and maintain harmony in relationships, and to build tolerance and cooperation in groups. In a negative situation, Temperance characteristics are indecision, inconstancy, excess, obsession, and lack of control.

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Your Daily Love Tarot Card for December 6th is The Magician

The Magician

Have you fallen under a spell today and do not want to let go of the fantasy? Do you think you found the ideal? Could you be ignoring what you feel might destroy the ideal? Think twice. Put the brakes on and contemplate as you work to see things in perspective. If in a relationship, criticism might be a turn on for someone, but does it work for you?

 

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Your Daily Tarot Power Card for December 6th is The Magician

The Magician

You’re in the zone! During this time, your silver tongue seems to be able to do no wrong. So, seal the deal, whether that means signing a contract, purchasing a house, or reaching out to your crush to propose a date! This adventure can only be started if you are the one to initiate by starting the conversation, so don’t wait around for somebody else to be the one to get the ball rolling. Take charge of your own destiny!

 

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Your Daily Rune for August 31 is Elhaz

 

Elhaz

Also known as: Algiz, Eoih, Elgr

Pronunciation: el-hahz

Letter sound: Z

Translation: protection, elk, sedge plant

Keywords: protection, defense, opportunity

Primary Themes Elhaz is the rune of defense and protection. Its shape is said to represent both the elk, with its imposing antlers, and the sedge plant, whose sharp leaves act as natural protection from would-be predators. Both images illustrate the power represented by this rune— a built-in protective force that discourages negative influences from affecting your personal experience.

Drawing Elhaz indicates that you are safe from danger and that there is no need to fear. However, don’t take the protective energy for granted by being reckless with your actions, as this rune does not mean that there is no danger present whatsoever. It simply means that as long as you remain alert and clear-minded and in touch with your intuition, you are headed for a positive outcome. Elhaz has also been interpreted as a symbol of reaching up to connect with the divine for support. By listening to your higher guidance, you will know which moves to make to stay out of harm’s way.

Magical Uses: Protection from negative energy and people, protection of property, strengthen friendships, astral communication

–Runes for Beginners: A Guide to Reading Runes in Divination, Rune Magic, and the Meaning of the Elder Futhark Runes

Lisa Chamberlain

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Your Daily Witches Rune for December 6 is The Blank Rune

The Blank Rune

Meaning: This is a rune of difficulty and negative influences will rule your life for a time, but as all difficulties are a learning experience it will lead to improved personal perspective and progress on your life’s path. Always consult the surrounding runes with this stone. If it lies with a positive stone, it indicates that the pain of this experience will lead to a beneficial change in circumstances.

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Your Daily Ogham Reading for December 6 is Straif-Blackthorn

Straif-Blackthorn

This thorny tree is known for it’s negative uses over the years. It has been used for cattle proofing with its thorns, the berries have been turned into alcohol, and the thorns were once dipped in poison as a weapon. Drawing this letter brings forth ideas of pain, negativity, pessimism, and potential conflict. If Straif comes up in your reading it is very wise to pay attention to any warnings.

Fortune – This Ogham can denote very bad signs ahead. Pay very close attention to matters in life that way you can avoid the warning that you were given.

Your Animal Spirit Guide for December 6 is The Robin

When the Robin enters your life you can expect a brighter future is on its way.

Characteristics of the Robin

New Growth
Cleansing
Communication
Harmony
Hope
New Beginning
Bright Future

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Your Daily Karmic Number for December 6 is 11

Have you noticed how beautiful autumn leaves are when they move through the air or across the ground when the wind moves them? It’s like a dance with Mother Nature. It’s magical. That’s not your life right now, under number 11. You have been blowing around like debris being swept down a sidewalk by a leaf blower. You are ungrounded and easily influenced by outside forces. You have too many people giving you advice that has nothing to do with your life. Tell them to stop sharing then focus on your breath for five minutes. You will gain clarity this way. You’ll soon become more like a leaf, floating through the air.

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Crack the Cookie

Quarreling is the weapon of the weak

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Wisdom of the Buddha

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance

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Your Daily Planet Tracker for Dec. 6: Moon in Sagittarius

 Optimistic, Philosophical, Adventurous

December 5 – December 8, 2018


Before we jump straight into the Moon in Sagittarius, let’s first learn about the Moon itself. In Astrology, the Moon is considered a planet. It moves so quickly through the sky that it actually passes through each of the zodiac signs every month! While most people are familiar with their Sun sign, many people are unaware of what their Moon sign is. Why is knowing this aspect of this so important? The Moon is our astrological home, and it relates to our moods and our gut feelings.

When the Moon is in Sagittarius

No matter what your Moon sign is, we are all honorary Sagittarians when the Moon moves through that sign. The energy of Sagittarius is very expansive, free, and visionary. If you’re normally very pragmatic or cynical, you might find that you’re a little more optimistic than usual. Your mind will start considering all the possibilities of a situation rather than just focusing on the potential roadblocks. Your thoughts could end up in uncharted territory!

A Sagittarius Moon will renew your sense of adventure, and you could have the desire to pick something (no matter how big or small) and just go for it. Sagittarius loves the idea of traveling and expanding their horizon. This can be something physical like traveling to a faraway place, or taking their mind on a trip with an education pursuit. Don’t be surprised if you have the urge to register for that class you’ve been thinking about taking, or if you decide to book a last-minute vacation during this transit.

New Moon in Sagittarius

New Moons are a time of new beginnings and new emotional cycles. The Sagittarius New Moon asks us to plant the seeds of optimism. This is when we allow ourselves to leave the painful parts of our pasts behind so we can visualize a bigger and brighter future. This idealistic outlook doesn’t match the realities of everyone’s life. Many people are suffering in economic, emotional, physical, and spiritual ways. It’s not difficult to find areas of frustration and fear inside us and in the environment around us. The Sagittarius New Moon offers you hope, and all the wonderful things that hope brings. Instead of seeing a situation as it is, you will be able to imagine what your situation could be.

Full Moon in Sagittarius

Unlike the New Moon, which is about starting something new, the Full Moon is about reflecting on what we planted six months ago, and how it’s coming to fruition. It urges us to consider what’s next. This is an interesting time because the Moon in far-seeing Sagittarius opposes the Sun in nearsighted Gemini. Gemini is concerned with things that are nearby while Sagittarius wants us to contemplate what’s on the distant horizon. We might be overwhelmed with ideas and information, but the Sagittarius Full Moon helps us focus our attention on long-term goals and higher principles rather than getting lost in a flood of small details.

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A Little Humor for Your Day

The Ten Catmmandments


  1. I am the Lord of thy House.
  2. Thou shalt have no other pets before Me.
  3. Thou shalt never ignore Me.
  4. I shall ignore thee when I feel like it.
  5. Thou shalt be grateful that I even give thee the time of day.
  6. Remember My food dish and keep it full.
  7. Thou shalt spend most of thy money on toys and gifts for Me.
  8. Thou shalt always have thy lap ready for Me to curl up in.
  9. Thou shalt shower Me with love and attention upon demand.
  10. Above all, thou shalt do anything and everything it takes to keep Me happy.

–Turok’s Cabana

“Walk barefoot, listen to the wind, drink in the moon…. BE MAGICK”

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Witches of the Craft’s Journal for Sunday, December 2nd

Can You Believe it 19 Days To Yule. Where Has This Year Gone?

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Witchcraft … is a spiritual path. You walk it for nourishment of the soul, to commune with the life force of the universe, and to thereby better know your own life.

—Christopher Penczak

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Ode to the Goddess
Stars shine bright in the blackened sky,
And cold winds blow and sting my eyes,
But the moon is bright and beckons me,
To praise the Goddess that I see,
And as I do so a warming comes,
To block the cold that chills my bones,
So I give thanks to this heavenly soul,
And my world is touched by her tender glow.

–Pagan Ways
Alan Faraway

Custom Planetary Positions

December 02, 2018

Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun: 10 Sagittarius 14
Moon: 12 Libra 00
Mercury: 29 Scorpio 04 Rx
Venus: 29 Libra 53
Mars: 10 Pisces 26
Jupiter: 05 Sagittarius 20
Saturn: 07 Capricorn 59
Uranus: 29 Aries 07 Rx
Neptune: 13 Pisces 43
Pluto: 19 Capricorn 41

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The Solar Almanac for Sunday, December 2nd

Sun Direction: 109.32° ESE↑
Sun Altitude: -11.02°
Sun Distance: 91.646 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2018 4:22 pm (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 6:50 am↑ 117° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:37 pm↑ 243° Southwest
Length of Daylight: 9 hours, 47 minutes

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Ancient cultures often modified natural rock formations or built stone monuments to mark the motions of the sun and moon, charting the seasons, creating calendars and monitoring eclipses. Many believed the sun revolved around the Earth, with ancient Greek scholar Ptolemy formalizing this “geocentric” model in 150 B.C. Then, in 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus described a heliocentric, sun-centered model of the solar system, and in 1610, Galileo Galilei’s discovery of Jupiter’s moons revealed that not all heavenly bodies circled the Earth.

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The Lunar Almanac for Sunday, December 2nd

Moon Direction: 135.85° SE↑
Moon Altitude: 42.55°
Moon Distance: 235202 mi
Next New Moon: Dec 7, 20181:20 am
Next Full Moon: Dec 22, 201811:48 am
Next Moonset: Today2:10 pm
Current Moon Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 23.8%

timeanddate.com

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Moon Phase Calendar for December 2, 2018

Current Moon Phase: Waning Crescent

Moon is Currently In the Sign of Libra

Moon in Libra:
You might have a strong need for balance and harmony now. You probably desire to keep things “nice” rather than venturing into fundamental questions in order not to disturb the peace. You must learn to share your good and bad feelings. Do not be afraid to be who you really are, despite what is expected of you.

Organs influenced by Libra Moon Sign:
Organs: Kidney, ureter, urinary bladder, veins, skin as an organ of touch, pancreas, insulin, glucagon.

These organs are now more sensitive so provide them with extra care.

Surgical operations:
Surgical operations are recommended during the Waning Moon.

However, avoid surgeries of organs under the influence of the Moon Sign.

ASTROSEEK

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Best Days in December 2018

Below are the best days for activities, based on the Moon’s sign and phase in December.

Cutting hair:
1, 3, 29, 30

Quit Smoking:
5, 28

Traveling for pleasure:
25, 26
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MOON FOLKLORE
If a snowstorm begins when the Moon is young, it will cease at moonrise.

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Planetary Aspects for the Month of December

December 02, 07:34 pm – Sun square Mars
December 05, 05:21 pm – Sun square Neptune
December 06, 04:21 pm – Mercury Direct 27 16
December 07, 02:20 am – New Moon at 15 07
December 07, 09:11 am – Mars conjunct Neptune 13 44
December 15, 06:49 am – 1st Quarter Moon 23 26
December 16, 09:26 am – Venus sextile Saturn
December 17, 01:57 am – Mars sextile Pluto
December 20, 11:21 am – Sun trine Uranus
December 21, 12:11 pm – Venus trine Neptune
December 21, 12:36 pm – Mercury conjunct Jupiter 09 34
December 22, 12:48 pm – Full Moon at 00 49
December 24, 07:31 pm – Mercury square Neptune
December 28, 04:30 pm – Venus sextile Pluto
December 29, 04:34 am – 3rd Quarter Moon 07 36

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Today is Sunday, December 2

Traditionally, Sunday is the first day of the week. It is also known as the Lord’s Day from it original association with the Lord, that is, the Sun God, personified as Helios, Apollo, Ogmios, Mithras, and St. Elia. But in the Northern Tradition, the sun is seen as feminine, personified as the goddess known as Phoebe in East Anglia and Saule in eastern Europe. The sun rules the conscious element of the human being, the ego, the real self, and Sunday is the day on which this conscious power is at its most effective.

Deity: Sol

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Planet: Sun

Tree: Birch

Herb: Snakeroot

Stone: Ruby

Animal: Lion

Element: Fire

Color: Gold

Rune: Sigel

 

Celtic Tree Month of Ruis (Elder) (November 25 – December 22)

The Runic Half Month of Is (November 28 – December 12)

Goddess of the Month of Astraea

–The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

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The Goddess Book of Days for Sunday, December 2nd

Hari Kugo, Broken Needles Festival in Japan, honoring women’s craft and women’s tools. Goddess Craftswomen are Spider Woman, Arachne, Athena, Neith, Amaterasu, Hera, Vega, Chih Nu. Some sources place this festival on February 7.

Goddesses Associated With Sunday

Sunne, Sol, Frau Sonne, Aditi, Igaehindvo, Amaterasu, Arinna, Izanami, Ochumare

–The Goddess Book of Days
Diane Stein

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On Sunday, December 2, We Celebrate…..

Pan-American Health Day (United States)
NINA

Themes: Health; Cooperation; Dreams; Magic; Mediation

Symbols: Lions; Fish; Serpent (her sacred animals)

About Nina: A very ancient mother goddess figure in Mesopotamia, Nina has many powers, including healing, herb magic, mediation, dream interpretation, and helping civilization along when needed. Today we will be focusing on her healthful attributes and knowledge of herbs to improve well-being for the winter months.

To Do Today: Pan-American Health Day focuses on worldwide cooperation in the public health field. On the home front, do everything possible to make your home and body healthy and strong. Beginning in your living space, wash the floors using sage water, and burn a sage smudge stick. This herb decreases germ infestation and is magically aligned with Nina’s energy. As you go through your home, carry a small bell and add this incantation:

Nina, come and make us well;
banish sickness with the ringing of this bell.

Ring the bell in each room at the end of the incantation. In many religious traditions, bells are considered to scare away the evil influences that cause sickness. To overcome a troublesome malady, put a picture of one of Nina’s sacred animals under your pillow to invoke a healing dream. This tradition is very old and sometimes results in healthful energy being conveyed through your dream, or in a dream that shows you what to do for a cure

–365 Goddess: A Daily Guide To the Magic and Inspiration of the goddess
Patricia Telesco

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Magickal Work for Sunday

 Health
 Abundance
 Leadership
 Strength
 Ambition
 Individuality
 Authority
 Hope
 Joy
 Happiness
 Creativity

–A Spell Crafter’s Compendium
Terri Paajanen

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Sunday’s Associations

Taking its name from our closet star, the Sun, Sunday is the best day of the week to work magical involving fathers and other authority figures such as your boss. It is also a good day to work on questions regarding leadership, money, prosperity, and power.

Color: Yellow, gold

Planet: Sun

Deities: Brighid, Helios, Ra, Apollo

Crystals: Quartz, diamond, amber, carnelian

Herbs: Marigold, sunflower, cinnamon

Associations: Success, promotion, fame, wealth, prosperity

–Flying the Hedge

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Sunday’s Witchery

Those ambitious, successful spells and charms will be heightened by working on the day of the week that has the planetary influence of the sun. So light those sunny candles, wear some luminous colors, and break out the gold jewelry! Bake up some cinnamon rolls or low-fat cinnamon muffins for an enchanting family breakfast. Take an orange with you to eat at lunch today. Try using a little magickal aromatherapy and burn some cinnamon-scented incense to encourage success and wealth today. Make the talisman to keep your solar magick with you. Sprinkle some dried marigold petals around your house-or across the threshold-to pull triumph and protection toward you and your family.

Get outside and tip up your face to the sun. Take a walk outside, and soak up some sunshine! Acknowledge the power of Sunna or Helios as they blaze across the sky and bring courage and motivation into your life. Sit outside at sunrise on a Sunday morning and bask in its warm, rosy-golden glow Acknowledge Brigid as the inner, creative spark of imagination and inspiration. She can help these gifts burn brightly within your own soul. Use your imagination and create your own brand of witchery and magick. Here comes the sun, and it’s your turn to shine!

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

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The Witches Almanac for Sunday, December 2nd

Republic Day (Laotian)

Waning Moon

Moon phase: Fourth Quarter

Moon Sign: Libra

Incense: Marigold

Color: Orange

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Correspondences for Sunday, December 2

Magickal Intentions: Growth, Advancements, Enlightenment, Rational Thought, Exorcism, Healing, Prosperity, Hope, Exorcism, Money

Incense: Lemon, Frankincense

Planet: Sun

Sign: Leo

Angel: Michael

Colors: Gold, Yellow, Orange and White

Herbs/Plants: Marigold, Heliotrope, Sunflower, Buttercup, Cedar, Beech, Oak

Stones: Carnelian, Citrine, Tiger’s Eye, Amber, Clear Quartz and Red Agate

Oil: (Sun) Cedar, Frankincense, Neroli, Rosemary

The first day of the week is ruled by the Sun. It is an excellent time to work efforts involving business partnerships, work promotions, business ventures, and professional success.

Spells where friendships, mental or physical health, or bringing joy back into life are an issue work well on this day, too

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Sunday is Ruled by the Sun

Sunday corresponds to the sun, our closest star. This day is full of wonder and all sorts of magical potential for success, wealth, and fame. Sundays are for personal achievements of any kind such as working towards a promotion at your job, seeking fame and wealth, or being acknowledged for a job well done. All of these goals fall under the golden influence of the sun. Some suggestions for Sunday enchantments would include:

Sitting outside at sunrise and calling on the goddess Brigid for illumination and inspiration

Wearing gold jewelry or clothing that is gold or sunshine yellow to pull some color magic into your life

Arranging a few sunflowers in a vase and empowering these “flowers of the sun” for fame and ambition

Gathering up the common marigold flower and scattering it’s petals about to encourage prosperity

Baking up a batch of cinnamon rolls for the family and enchanting them for health and success

Snacking on a solar fruit, the orange, and enjoying the magical boost it brings to your life

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The Energy of the Sun

The planetary energy of the Sun is stimulating and warm. It encourages growth and expansion as well as general good feelings all around. It may be used for magick related to the growth of anything; career, family, public influence, wealth, the garden, friendships, love, general abundance, employment opportunities, business. Because the Sun shines down on the whole world, and thus sees everything that happens, the Sun’s planetary energy is occasionally used to find objects as well as protecting us from deception or being “kept in the dark”. Looking at the Sun’s universality in a different way, this energy can be used to find a common thread (we’re all warmed by the same Sun) to encourage new friendships and partnerships and reconciliation where existing ones are threatened.

Many things that correspond to the planetary energy of the Sun also correspond to the elemental energy of Fire.

Healing

The sun is associated with the heart, circulatory system, the spinal cord and the thymus gland.

Solar Minerals

Metal Gold

Crystals/Stones

Yellow, red and particularly bright, shiny crystals and stones tend to correspond to the energy of the Sun. diamond, ruby, chrysolite, yellow topaz, citrine, red garnet, chrysoprase and amber- fossilized tree sap said to contain the energy of the Sun as metabolized by the tree. Corundum and yellow Tiger’s Eye show sparkling designs that remind one of the sun and of course, there is sunstone.

Crystals and metals that correspond to the planetary energy of the Sun can be worn, carried or placed on the body to encourage healing or to draw planetary energies ruled by the sun, such as abundance to the individual. They may also be used to create a gem elixir and ingested, assuming they do not contain toxic materials. Crystals can be placed in a location to draw the desired energies to your home, place of business or vehicle as desired, placed on the altar, held, or gazed upon to enhance energies being raised during spellwork or other focusing and manifesting exercises.

Solar Plants and herbs

Plants that resemble the sun in shape or color, that open during the day and close at night, that follow the sun’s movements during the day, and those plants that are traditionally associated with the winter solstice as well as those that provide winter nourishment when fresh plants are unavailable, such as grains and nuts. Physically, edible Sun plants tend to encourage a feeling of warm satisfaction and medicinal plants affect the heart. sunflower, calendula, marigold, daylily, orange, citron, saffron, pine, mistletoe, rosemary, buttercup, heliotrope, bay laurel, daisy, walnut, acorn, maize, wheat, hops, cloves, cinnamon

Herbs can be incorporated into magick by placing them on the altar in the form of fresh flowers or dried potpourri or incorporated into incense to enhance energies raised during spellwork and ritual of a solar nature. They can also be carried or worn in a pouch or placed in an area to attract these energies. An herbal floor wash will infuse an area with the desired energies, or this may be accomplished via fumigation. Edible plants can be consumed as part of a meal or as part of an elixir or other herbal preparation. Those herbs that are skin-safe can be added to massage oils or fragrance sprays and ritual baths. Whole herbs or essential oils may be used.

*Incense* cinnamon, clove, pine, citrus, Benzoin, Pine, Frankincense, Labdanum, Olibanum

Sun fragrances are generous and, to me, home sweet home types of smells, with the exception of a few, which have “special occasion” feels to me. The sorts of smells that fill a temple, or the house on a day when lots of company is coming.

Days and Holidays

The Winter Solstice is the day most strongly associated with Solar Energy, though it peaks at the Summer Solstice, it declines thereafter.

Sunday is the Sun’s day.

Zodiac Leo is ruled by the sun.

Other Solar Correspondences

Animals Lion, Sparrowhawk, Griffin, hawk

While animal parts are used for magick in many traditions, they can be difficult or impossible to obtain and some animals are endangered, though you may find using feathers and fur of local animals to be feasible, using important bits of animals that aren’t already raised and slaughtered for food isn’t within the reach or moral compass of most modern witches. Using live animals subjects animals to discomfort and fear and is also not recommended. However, images of animals have a long history of use in magic and images of animals are quite easy to obtain as 2D pictures and 3D sculptures. If you are artistic, the very act of creating these images can help you more closely attune to their energy.

Colors

Orange, amber, gold, yellow, red

Many magic-users bring color into their working through their choice of colored candles, altar cloth and other items placed on the altar. If you wish to bring solar energy into your daily life, you may choose corresponding colors for your clothing or even chose paint, curtains and carpet colors to draw solar energy into your space.

Magick Prosperity, wealth, wealth, growth, confidence, clarity, commonality, abundance, truth, harmony, partnerships.

—Witchipedia

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Sunday and the Perfect Corresponding Spell

Sunday

Finally, it’s Sunday, the official day of rest. Not only do Christians acknowledge this day but I’m sure many pagans appreciate this day, as well. Everyone needs rest and a lot of people need a good day to worship their creator (whomever or whatever that may be), however they deem fit to do so. With the Sun being the central theme of many ancient rituals, Sunday just seems to fit, in name and theory.

Sunday Pagan Worship

What you will need:
Your voice
Your body
1 bell (optional)

Find a quiet, private area, without distraction. Sit down in a comfortable position. Take a few, slow, deep breaths. Allow your body to become very relaxed. When you have done this, if you brought a bell, ring it seven times. Allow the last ring to resonate throughout your body. If you have something you want to say, to God or The Goddess, now would be a good time to do this. When you are finished, say this prayer or chant:

“I know there is a higher
being than me.
I am not alone.
You are with me,
Day and night.
You’ve rode the lows
And watched the heights.
If angels are real,
I’m sure to have a guardian.
I am so thankful
And so grateful for your hand.
You’ve blessed me.
You’ve fed me
You’ve quenched my thirst
And even dressed me.
A ‘man,
A ‘man,
And Blessed Be.”

When you are finished, ring the bell seven more times, to end the ceremony

The Modern Day Spellbook: A Collection of Spells for the Modern Day Witch
R. Marten

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TEA

Some of the best magick is also the simplest. Take tea, for instance. The Japanese make a ritual of preparing the perfect pot of green tea because they understand the power of mixing herbs and ceremony. And while the Japanese might design their ritual to achieve a calm oasis in a hectic day, Witches can combine herbs with magickal lore and focused intent to create teas that are a powerful magick in their own right.

Obviously, not all herbs are equally suited to making a magickal tea. I wouldn’t advise, for instance, a nice steaming cup of deadly nightshade tea, charming though that may sound. (And no, you can’t serve it to your mother-in-law either; remember, harm none.)

But there are plenty of herbs you may think of as traditional herbal teas that also have magickal properties you can take advantage of by adding a little ritual to your daily tea ceremony.

So how do you take plain old herbal tea and make it magickal? Simple, really. As with other magickal uses of herbs, if at all possible use the fresh plant. If you must use dried, try to get it from a good source.

Then heat your water and fix your magickal goal firmly in your mind. You may want to mix more than one herb (bergamot and ginger for prosperity, for instance) to increase the power of your magick or recite a spell to give it extra oomph. If possible, use a pretty teapot or mug. Place your herbs in a tea ball or loose in your container, and slowly pour the water over them. As the herbs steep, concentrate on your goal and envision the steam from the water carrying your intentions up to the gods.

Finally, drink your tea slowly and thoughtfully while focusing all your intent on whatever it is you hope to achieve.

(And don’t forget about that other magickal use of tea: the reading of tea leaves for divination. tion. I see great things in your future … )

–Everyday Witch A to Z: An Amusing, Inspiring & Informative Guide to the Wonderful World of Witchcraft
Deborah Blake

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Ten Terrific Teas

Here are ten of the herbs that I recommend for use in magickal teas. They are all easy to find and taste good, too! (Of course, my favorite is catnip. What’s yours?)

Bergamot-Use for prosperity, peace, and restful sleep. Hint: bergamot is what flavors Earl Grey tea.

Catnip-Not just for Fluffy, catnip can be used for love, luck, and peace. It is also used medicinally to help with sleep, but you will probably have to fight your familiar for it, which will undoubtedly wake you right back up again.

Chamomile-Use for prosperity, meditation, peace, and sleep. Also good for settling an upset tummy-just ask Peter Rabbit…

Dandelion-Use to aid in divination and calling spirits. And no, dandelion wine is not the same as dandelion tea … although if you drank enough of it you would probably see all sorts of spirits.

Elderberry-Use for prosperity and protection, especially against negative forces. It also is great when you are fighting a cold, a negative force if I ever saw one.

Ginger-Use for prosperity, power, success, love, energy, courage, and sex magick. The Chinese consider ginger to be a “heating” herb, as opposed to a “cooling” one, and you can see how this would translate into all its magickal uses. Ginger is also used medicinally for digestive upset and to treat colds.

Lemon-Use for purification, to help boost energy, and in healing. You can use dried lemon peel or just squeeze the juice from a fresh lemon into hot water. It has lots of vitamin C, which helps with healing, and is often added to cleaning solutions because of its ability to purify and cleanse.

Lemon balm-Use for purification, prosperity, and peace. Decorative and easy to grow-as the name balm, which means “soothing,” would indicate-this plant is used medicinally to calm and ease sleep. Lemon balm is a native Mediterranean herb dedicated to the goddess Diana.

Peppermint-Use for love, lust, energy, and purification and as a mental stimulant.

Rose-Use for love, beauty, psychic power, protection, peace, and sex. Rose tea is usually made from rosehips, which are the fruit of the rose bush (and high in vitamin Q. You can also use the petals.

These are just a small sampling of the many herbs that can be made into magickal teas; there are literally hundreds more that can be used (although not all of them will taste as good as those listed above-sage tea, for instance, tastes just awful). Keep in mind that not all herbs are safe to take internally, and that even those that are might cause an allergic reaction if you are the sensitive type. If you’re not certain of an herb’s safety, do your research first, drink second. Also, use caution if you are collecting herbs in the wild-some perfectly safe herbs look an awful lot like their poisonous cousins.

–Everyday Witch A to Z: An Amusing, Inspiring & Informative Guide to the Wonderful World of Witchcraft
Deborah Blake

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Spirit Message of the Day – Remember Your Happily Ever After

Once Upon a Time…

“we took a journey that led us through a forest of self-discovery. It was here where we encountered the wolves, monsters, fairies, and all those things that helped to define who we are and where we were going. And now we have finally arrived.”

SYMBOLS AND MEANING
“We can see the castle on the horizon. It shines like a beacon and heralds the end of a long journey well traveled. Through the tangle of the roots and trees, the calmness of the reflecting waters welcomes the traveler to a more placid place, where light and dark integrate and synthesize into greater awareness. The castle represents the anima of knowledge. Access to these offerings of wisdom is the ultimum reward. There are all manner of spirits hidden within the elements, ready to assist us through our path to maturation. They represent collected wisdom and can only be discerned if our hearts and minds are open to receiving their messages.”

“The flying birds symbolize the spirit. They are launching themselves from the safety of their nests and into the multifaceted splendor of the golden castle. They represent transcendence and the ability to balance mind and spirit. The serene water is the unconscious fully mirroring consciousness, representing the balance between the physical body and our spiritual essence. The outside of the castle represents the physical place of conscious thoughts, while the interior supports the unconscious, collective unconscious, and spiritual matters.”

“The wild woods in the foreground contrast the softness of the clouds and are a reconciliation of opposites. The branches represent the earthly plane and physical reality of our being against infinite, ever-changing layers of the world beyond. Together they compose the wholeness of the universe.

By traveling through dark forests and encountering creatures and spirits, we have the opportunity to expand ourselves in ways we did not necessarily think possible. We have been provided lessons through innumerable situations that feed into our psyches and help us become more attentive to our conscious thought processes. Through it all we have learned to follow our intuition and to listen to a deeper part of ourselves that has finally brought us to happily ever after. We can only attain ‘wholeness’ once the shadow, omni present in our journeys, has been confronted and integrated into the psyche.

YOUR MESSAGE
“We have arrived at happily ever after. We have full integrated the many and often complicated elements of our being and have eyes wide open to the illuminative power of wholeness. We embrace the multivalent layers of our inner life and can now appreciate the treasures that lie within.”
Today’s message is from The Fairy Tale Tarot by Lisa Hunt.

REMEMBER YOUR BLISS
If for only a moment – imagine right now- this is your happily ever after. You have everything you’ve always wanted. How does it feel? Where are you? What are you doing? Whom are you with? What are you thinking? Sit quietly for a minute. Remember these thoughts and knowlingly carry this feeling with you tomorrow. Watch what you’ve just imagined come to life right before your eyes. Transcend. Align your will with your desire. Remember your bliss and find your happily ever after…again.

—Spiritblogger’s Blog

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Witch Tip #118 For Sunday, December 2nd

Before you give anyone a gift, cleanse and charge the object you are gifting with positive energy and luck for the recipient. Two gifts in one!

Witch Tips : The Essential Guide to Contemporary Witchcraft
A. Rayne

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Daily Incantation & Enchantments for December 2nd

A Wish Fulfillment Spell

I wish this, with all of my heart. A new day, a new way, and a fresh start. Grant me my wish, my gratitude shows, A magical response and my desires juxtaposed. *Repeat your wish three times and remain focused that it will come true. Give it time. And above all else… BELIEVE!

—The Power of Positive Witchcraft: Daily Incantations & Enchantments: A Spell a Day for 30 Days
Garden Summerland

December 2018 Ascension Energies – The Power of Love

The accompanying video to this article can be found here.

November Review

November brought some deep change to relationships — a core aspect of duality, since the experience of separation is physically based.

It’s not the whole story, of course. Our evolution is into conscious interaction with the invisible connection that nurtures the experience of separation. This is how we relate (connect) with life.

November’s Venus retrograde helped us reshape, review and renew our conscious interactions. Hopefully yours was smooth. It offered the choice to evolve in the flow of more Love or not. Even a “not” stirs opportunity for new choice. I had plenty of “opportunities” in November. ;o)

Strengthening Your Structure

As 2018, the Year of Amplification, spirals to a close, December offers a powerful upgrade to your foundation of Love. It’s been quite an intense year energetically. That’s ultimately a good thing, but you may have felt the whirlwind of change from time to time.

Overall 2018 was about amplifying your Merkabah structure so that the Lightbody is spiraling/spinning at a higher frequency. This expands your conscious connection beyond the bandwidth of the physical senses. This is Ascension.

We have been diligently rewiring the heart/mind connection since 2013. 2018 brought this to another level energetically, as universal laws are starting to apply more directly into our lives. That is a natural progression of Ascension.

There was a lot of throat chakra and heart chakra readjustment throughout the year. They weren’t the only changes of course, just a lot of reworking of the interaction of the two, as the throat chakra transformed it’s flow. Time to speak up in Love.

For those with an upgraded energy system (yes, that’s you) these changes are mostly exciting. Your focus and capability of connection with the subtle realm—the stargate of Love—is coming online more and more. You are anchoring a profound subtle energy (Love) through your interaction with life.

Your bridge of Light nurtures new choice.

This is why Areon has been saying more than normal—get your energy into your life. Choose more. Love more.

Becoming grounded in your empowered wholeness is a journey because it requires readjustment to your experience of physicality. Change is always good, even if it’s not always easy. It’s been a powerful year.

Loving the December Energies

The energies of December, The Power of Love, feel somewhat introspective and yet flowing. It feels like an amplification of the separation of self and all outside of the self, but in a positive way—more detached compassion available.

Your work of expansion is to see the invisible connection and let your Love-flow discover new opportunities. The Lightbody amplification of 2018 is spiraling you into a new level of creativity and responsibility. These two energies are two sides of the same coin.

When you create, you change. You are “owning” more of yourself, your experience, your interaction with life. This is imperative at this time as the world shifts its balance into more Love or more control.

As you amplify your Love, you are shifting the information in the vast subtle field that builds this world. That when Love starts leading.

Your Love becomes the bridge of Light for others to also connect to new potential.

Love in the human experience is not just bliss yet. If you’re experiencing bliss, amplify it. If you’re experiencing heart break, fear or sorrow—let it flow into the transformation that it is meant to be. Your empowered compassion.

Minding Your Heart

Amplify the mind/heart connection that supports new perceptions. Your brilliant mind helps you discover the path of the heart in the physical realm. December amplifies this through your power of Love.

As we prepare to move into 2019, we are culminating this powerful year of deep change with a focus on the great connector—Love.

Over a decade ago, I had an out-of-body experience where I met the energy of Kryon (an energy channeled by Lee Carroll). Kryon said, “Your power is great, Jamye.”

I got a deep download with that single sentence. It has guided the way I experience life and sharing my passion for Ascension.

It’s not just a power that I was granted by Life that others don’t have.

It’s the power of Love.

It’s in everyone.

It will manifest in unique ways in each—one will create art, another loves science, another is a caretaker, etc.

The only thing that matters is how much we are using our Love. That’s where our real choice is.

Amplify Your Powerful Love

Sometimes in the face of adversity, it’s not easy to Love. Sometimes time and space provide the crucible of change needed to transform pain into new choice. Sometimes you surprise yourself with your capacity to Love more.

No matter how small the effort seems, it makes a huge quantum difference in this world. December seals this year with a kiss as we amplify the Power of Love. Peace on Earth. Goodwill to all. Even the meanies. They just forgot how to Love in the midst of pain.

December is preparing us to spiral to the next level. Areon is calling 2019 the year of…watch the video to find out. Oh no – I just became one of the meanies! ;o) Seriously, it’s in the December video—a little suspense is fun. I’m really excited about next year’s energies. Areon has  always said Life is fail-safed toward Love. 2019 is preparing us to live it!

Happy December. I hope your holidays are magnificent!

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December’s Multi-Dimensional Energies

Aloha beautiful Star-Light BEing Family!

What a POWERFUL month it was…. and continues to BE as we roll right into December and mega-wattage Energies too! High high high frequencies …. singing, harmonizing, lifting, expanding and just completely dissolving all old anything…. poof! Gone. ♥

Unity Consciousness…. Multi-Dimensionality… Quantum Realities…. this natural and organic evolution of our beLOVEd Gaia and HUmaNITY, OUT OF the unconscious realms/frequency bandwidths of amnesia … to RETURN to much higher states of consciousness… is off the charts now.  Lifting and expanding out of/beyond the veils once held within/vibrationally by each.

These Ultra-High Divine Cosmic Photonic Plasma Crystalline Frequencies & Harmonics ♫♫♫ Streaming 24/7 … are accelerating DNA and template/reality re-writes more powerfully than ever before.

Today, off the charts again…. tuning and harmonizing so strongly… it’s like “wow”, when we “think” we couldn’t go any higher (not really, just words), we not only do, we go wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy higher and higher and higher again.

Remember that acclimating and full integration is key in mastering and maintaining Divine Quantum flow…..

All of this linear year of 2018, has been a pre-cursor, leading up to this December passageway and StarGates, focused on syncing up Individual and Collective 12D Templates with Gaia’s/Universally/Cosmically….. to move all into the next phases as we anchor much higher dimensional realities in/through us here.

These are such exciting opportunities for each now…. to awaken, transcend, ascend and embody, by embracing what’s always available through our wide open hearts, minds and LightBodies…. and UNITY CONSCIOUSNESS…. where LOVE is all that matters….. ♥

The December Energy Update is here, as well as other updates too. It’s such a JOY to do all of these things with you and to see sooooo many excited and fulfilling much higher purposes/roles through Unity LOVE too!  ♥

Keep honoring your physical LightBody and you. As you fully support it, it will support you. ♥

Magical Blessings and immense Love from Kauai,

♥ Lisa ♥

p.s. Every 11/11 Gateway kicks off my “Gatekeeper Sabbatical” where all of my focus shifts to our highest priorities over “doing for everyone”, which shifts how I share/write/support/provide. We always go through “role changes” with these too, and because our Gatekeeper Roles take precedence, it takes more for us to manage all and maintain, while anchoring, integrating and bringing forth that which is important for us all. This continues through the 1/11 (minimally) …  As always, we announce, share and support appropriately along the way. ♥

Three fortuitous sky alignments greet you in the early hours as the moon in Libra makes a supportive, 60-degree alliance with the sun in Sagittarius (12:32am) and then moves on to form its monthly rendezvous with problem-solver Pallas (2:49am). Meanwhile, Mars and Juno provide a boost for creating harmony in key relationships via an inspirational, 72-degree liaison (3:06am). However, a trio of celestial naysayers tries to ruffle everyone’s feathers as Mercury makes an off-kilter, 150-degree link to rebellion-prone Uranus (2:17am), the sun parallels underworld-chieftain Pluto (3:26pm) and then the solar orb squares off with the red planet Mars (4:35pm). Therefore, the ouch-factor is present throughout this 24-hour time-period and your job is to be a tower of strength for needy dear ones. Adding some extra mystery and secrecy to love ties is Venus re-entering Scorpio (9:03am) until January 7, 2019.

[Note to readers: All times are calculated as Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Copyright 2018 Mark Lerner & Great Bear Enterprises, Ltd. 

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Your Cosmic Weather Forecast for December

Jane Lyle, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

Welcome to December 2018. December’s astrology offers us plenty of imagination, practicality and emotion to unpack.

This is a month of planets in the fire, earth and water signs. December moves fast up until the Solstice on 21st December. Once the Sun is in Capricorn, things begin to slow down over the holidays, and a more serious mood emerges. The Solstice is the right time to find some tranquil moments, light a candle and just be still. Even if only for a little while…..

With no planets (except the Moon) travelling in air signs, those airy festive fairies of Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are elusive this year. Passion, sensuousness, and humour will tend to win out over cool-headed communications and rational analyses this month, and for much of January, 2019.

For Aries, Leo and Sagittarius – the Fire Signs:

The Sun, Mercury and Jupiter are in sociable Sagittarius. Uranus is back for the final time in fiery, impulsive Aries.

*Mercury’s most useful gift arrives early, on 6th December, when the planet of travel, media, tricks and communication turns forward again.

All our travel plans still need extra care though – Mercury (briefly in Scorpio) is arguing with disruptive Uranus until Wednesday 12th December, and then squaring off to discombobulating Neptune just before Christmas Day itself. Surprises, or a sudden turn of events, could scramble our holiday plans.

*December’s big cosmic boost from messenger Mercury and jolly Jupiter will be right on the Winter Solstice, 21st December. This one looks to be quite something. It’s at 9 degrees Sagittarius, aligning with the Watcher of the West, fixed star Antares.

Antares is a very potent, important star. It’s also known as the Heart of the Scorpion. Antares denotes success, but some kind of journey to the underworld and back again is always involved. This could be through an intense experience, or a psychological trip into your personal subconscious. Some kind of underworld beckons. Antares is also closely associated with news about nuclear energy.

So, do watch out for the days around this December event – they’ll more than likely be brimming over with intense news, passion, and major announcements. If you have planets at around 9-11 degrees in your own natal chart, this could herald important personal news for you, too.

*Jupiter in Sagittarius is surely Father Christmas in some of his many guises. For, just like Jupiter, Secret Santa is a shape-shifter.

He’s a Siberian shaman, flying high on magic mushrooms, and attended by sprites and elves on the inner planes. He’s Odin, galloping aloft on his magical horse in the dark December skies. He’s a close friend of the Holly King of pagan tradition, and somewhere or other he’s kindly St. Nicholas and jolly Sir Christmas too. And like Jupiter in Sagittarius, which is mostly lucky and wondrous, Santa Claus has a devilishly dark side called Krampus. Yes, you better watch out! He knows when you’ve been good or bad……

Santa – and Jupiter – contribute much more than just a sense of fun to this holiday season. Jupiter is radiating goodwill and a sense of adventure from his home in Sagittarius until next December. When Jupiter activates your own natal horoscope it’s time to be more expansive and open. How and where will depend upon the planets and houses involved for you personally.

*Gemini, Libra and Aquarius can all benefit from these planets in fire too, so they aren’t totally missing out during the Yuletide season’s astrology. The astrological element of air is, in fact, mostly absent until 20th January, when the Sun enters Aquarius. Meantime, air signs can enjoy an energising, imaginative and fiery boost to their dreams and plans.

For Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces – the Water Signs:

*Venus returns to Scorpio again on Sunday 2nd December, retracing her September and October path and perhaps reawakening deep thoughts and feelings we had then.

Venus is in new Scorpio territory just before the Solstice.
Fresh thoughts on love, friendship, money and fashion begin to emerge – it could all get very spiritual and romantic for some of us around Friday 21st December. Venus meets Neptune then for some intensely misty enchantment. There may be tears before bedtime, but the festive season always has many intricate emotional layers – and I can’t be the only person who’s welled up when watching certain Christmas ads!

*Mars is in musical, intuitive Pisces all month.

Christmas ghost stories, heavenly choirs, and supernatural Yuletide beings are extra energised between Sunday 2nd – Saturday 8th December, when Mars meets Neptune in Pisces. These are also days to be extra vigilant around your cash, online scams, and smooth-talking would-be lovers or salesmen.  Fishy? Yes indeed.

*Neptune often represents a glamorous magician, or spiritual guru. This can be a misty, even delusional astrological influence, fond of mind-altering drugs, alcohol, and deception.

But Neptune has a kind-hearted side too. Astrological aspects involving Neptune this month can prompt us to give something back to our community, spend a little time helping others, or decide to donate to our local food bank or favourite charity.

For Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn – the Earth Signs:

*Serious Saturn and enigmatic Pluto are in earthy Capricorn now and on into 2019. They’re joined there by the Sun on 21st December.

This Sea Goat trio mean that business, finance, government and security are issues we can’t completely ignore during December. They’ll push their message home in January for sure, aided and abetted by a potent solar eclipse in Capricorn on 6th January. All this activity supports serious ambition, hard work, and practicality. It doesn’t wear a party hat though.

However, let’s give sober old Saturn, ruler of Capricorn, a holiday break too. December brings echoes of the Saturnalia, which was a wild party in the Ancient Roman world.

The Saturnalia celebrated the god Saturn, freeing him from his usual chains of responsibility. It brought days on end of bawdy fun, games, gift-giving and carnival. Capricorns can have a dour astrological reputation these days, yet deep inside each and every Sea Goat there are, most assuredly, some Saturnalian vibes in their cosmic DNA.

The Yule Goat is another festive pagan figure. Capricorn, the Yule Goat, is still alive and full of mischief in Scandinavia – as you can see in this photo from Charles Freger’s fantastic ‘Wilder Mann’ portfolio and book.

Friday, 21st December 2018:

The Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice 2018 brings us to the year’s final turning point, and the official start of winter. For thousands of years it’s always been a moment to pause, in the heart of darkness, and wait for the renewal of the Sun’s light.

This year, a heartfelt full Moon in Cancer rises on the following evening, Saturday (Saturn’s day) 22nd December.

So it’s a particularly powerful Solstice moment for all of us this year, rich with symbolism and fresh potential.

The Sun and Moon sit on the annual Solstice points – 0 degrees of Cancer (Moon) and 0 degrees of Capricorn (Sun). Each point is a seasonal portal, a pivot in the year – with the others falling at the Equinoxes in March and September. Each and every one of these is a turning point.

This December Solstice looks particularly energising though, with meaningful messages for all of us, plus an opportunity to release deep emotions at the full Moon in her own sign, Cancer.

There are tender, loving feelings and celestial music from Venus and Neptune.

There’s important news from Jupiter, Mercury and Antares in Sagittarius.

Saturn, ruler of the Solstice Sun, is beginning to make a helpful, productive aspect to Neptune – favouring ancient mystics and long-lasting artistic and charitable projects now, and in 2019.

And the mighty Sun, poised for rebirth, is channelling all manner of excitement and upheavals courtesy of a flowing link to electrifying Uranus in Aries.

If ever there was a year for a Solstice ritual of some kind, this is probably it.

‘Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening’ by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer

To stop without a farmhouse near

Between the woods and frozen lake

The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake

To ask if there is some mistake.

The only other sound’s the sweep

Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep.

And, finally, it’s Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Astrology Room! Wishing you peace, love, and all good things in 2019……

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Your Weekly Love Horoscopes for December 3

Sarah Bartlett, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

Although Mercury’s retrograde movement may have held up our plans or given us a few sleepless nights, this contrary planet now turns stationary direct.

As it gradually gathers speed to move on again through Scorpio, it reminds us that the time we had to revise our desires or review our romantic needs, was much needed space in the crowded house of life.

 

ARIES

This week, single or attached, there’s a feeling of a new departure in a love relationship.  At last, you can make a commitment to real, passionate love. Try it, and see the magical results of that kind of self-awareness. When honesty replaces self-deceit, then the love you seek will come to you.

TAURUS

With Venus moving into your love angle, it’s time to experience each moment for what it is, rather than rush on to the next one. With Mercury’s changing influence, it would also be a shame to lose out on one person’s desire for you at the expense of that common complaint called, ‘fear of commitment.’

GEMINI

As the sun and Jupiter move on through your opposite sign, you realise that you don’t have to give up your independence to gain love. OK, there may be compromises to be made, but that’s the reality you’re faced with now. As much as you want the perfect romance, you know that for any human being to live up to that ideal is a pretty tall order. Including yourself.

CANCER

Mercury’s slow change of direction is making you think back to the past, both with moments of regret, and others with joy. Thoughts like, how it might have been if you hadn’t met so and so; how it would have been if you’d acted differently? Enjoy a bout of nostalgia and wishful thinking, but more importantly start reviving your romantic future.

LEO

We all think we know who we are, but who are we really? In truth, what are our fears, worries and vulnerabilities?  Believe in yourself and accept yourself for who you are. And then, if you’re satisfied with yourself, you have pleased the harshest judge of all and someone else will truly love you for who you are too.

VIRGO

You’re on a quest to finally make a commitment with the one you love. The planets are reminding you, that someone is to be applauded and embraced with open arms. If attached, there’s a chance to redeem the romantic part of yourself. Time to taste your freedom on the winds of change.

LIBRA

You’re feeling quite confused about whether it’s now or never to take the plunge.  Of course the crunch comes if you want someone to move out of your life, or move right into it. And that’s why, this week, even though Mercury is moving forward again, don’t make any decisions for a week or so. Then, with a little careful reflection and forethought you’ll know exactly what to say.

SCORPIO

Mercury’s change of direction in your sign is preparing you for romantic results. At last, you can begin to communicate with real mutual understanding and honesty. It seems things are how you want them to be. But commitment? The price you might have to pay is high, but then again, you do adore buying into something that could be worth more than the rarest diamond, don’t you?

SAGITTARIUS

With the sun and Jupiter in your own sign, it’s understandable you’re ready for unprecedented action and sorting out the wheat from the sheaf. At last, you’re ready to learn what it is you fear about love and what it is you can make out of it.  We often end up mastering the thing that we fear the most, and discover that it could be the answer to long-term happiness.

CAPRICORN

As a motivated Earth sign, you have a restless desire to either change your lifestyle or your love life. But do you want your partner or someone new to be part of this venture?  Heading for the hills may be an option that you can’t resist, so this week, be true to you, but don’t run from those who really love you.

AQUARIUS

Most Aquarians are often secretly needy – in the sense, they need to make it clear they may have their own sense of identity and ambitions, but they actually need a good friend or shoulder to cry on too.  This week, the gentler side of your personality will shine.  In fact, being sweetness and light will get you further along the pathway to love’s success than you imagine.

PISCES

Pisces aren’t exactly renowned for being pillars of society, in fact you’re the one sign of the zodiac who is more than likely to get led astray by a total stranger than anyone else.  This week, Mars and Neptune’s conjunction in your own sign, will lure you down the wild road to random encounters, and one such unexpected meeting will give you reason to be cheerful.

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The Daily Horoscopes for Sunday, December 2

Jennifer Angel

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Venus moves to Scorpio to join Mercury – a day to speak from your heart

Aries MARCH 21-APRIL 19
As Venus moves to Scorpio, it’s a time that inspires you to set goals for next year, especially for your personal life. Spend the weekend learning more about some of the things that could help you progress. Don’t be afraid to try something new, it could result in you meeting interesting people and having remarkable experiences. Life’s full of opportunities that are yours for the taking.

Taurus APRIL 20-MAY 20
If you find yourself constantly the one dealing with another’s crises, even if they are not your concern, it can still be unsettling. Some people love to be in the center of a drama and thrive on it; you, on the other hand, do not. Perhaps it’s time to weigh the benefits of this kind of tumultuous association and decide to part company.

Gemini MAY 21-JUNE 20
There’s still a lot you have to do before year’s end. With Venus moving to your work area, life’s about to get hectic and you’ll need to organize your schedule to keep up with all the demands. To begin 2019 efficiently, tie up all the remaining loose ends this year. But don’t knock yourself out trying; focus on your highest priorities.

Cancer JUNE 21-JULY 22
There can be changes at work, and if so, then use the weekend to think through which of the people want the best for you and which don’t. You’ll instinctively know when someone stretches the truth. Don’t expend your energy on them; use it to figure out a way you can best start working toward the career you want in a few years’ time.

Leo JULY 23-AUG. 22
This weekend can highlight what’s most important, especially when it concerns money but, since it is changeable energy, be ready to suddenly revise your plans. You thrive when you learn new things; sadly, not everyone can offer you the intellectual challenge you seek. But when you find people who fulfill your needs, your life can flourish.

Virgo AUG. 23-SEPT. 22
Don’t get caught in the holiday shopping fever madness. You may not be able to control all financial matters, but it’s wise to avoid impulsive spending. The planetary energy in your family zone this weekend can set off a long overdue dialogue that can be very freeing when you get to the bottom of a situation.

Libra SEPT. 23-OCT. 22
When you meet someone new, try to figure out if that person appreciates you as the sincere honest person you are or sees only what you have to offer. Being astute, it shouldn’t take you long. Don’t spend this weekend worrying about work. With Venus and Uranus turning their light on your love zone, prepare to enjoy a romantic encounter.

Scorpio OCT. 23-NOV. 21
No matter how much money you currently have, it’s not an endless supply. During the holidays, you might find yourself maxing out your credit cards, which could be a big mistake. With Venus moving to your sign, this is a very important time for you financially and the best choice would most likely be to aim for moderation.

Sagittarius NOV. 22-DEC. 21
This weekend, try to de-stress from recent events. The connection between Venus and Uranus can cause relationships to become unsettled, and that’s on your mind, too. All things considered, you deserve to have some fun. But be ready to face new challenges as well.

Capricorn DEC. 22-JAN. 19
Nobody comes close to having your common sense; you resolve problems quickly and easily, gaining the respect from all involved. However, as several things influence your chart now, you could find your normal logic is replaced with an emotional viewpoint when it comes to both work and family.

Aquarius JAN. 20-FEB. 18
It’s alright to do something impetuous this weekend, after all it is the holiday season, and a perfect time to go out and network. Not every moment of your life needs to be planned, where’s the fun in that! Put your best self out there on the social zone and you can make contacts now to follow up in the new year.

Pisces FEB. 19-MARCH 20
There’s a chance for you to get a fresh start with relationships during this time. The energy also can make you more impulsive than usual, so try to keep your urge for spontaneity in check. Keep in mind that rash decisions can have long-lasting repercussions

–Jennifer Angel

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Get A Jump on Tomorrow….

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, December 3

Jennifer Angel, Astrologer

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Moon and Venus connection in Scorpio unveils your emotions.

Aries MARCH 21-APRIL 19
As the changeable Moon connects with Venus, somebody could help resolve a sensitive financial situation. Be open to discussing different options and a recent problem could be settled or, if not, at least you may feel differently about it. Often, things happen when the time is right.

Taurus APRIL 20-MAY 20
An awkward situation can be ignored for only so long; eventually, you’ll have to deal with it. And with the Moon and Venus connecting, the combined energy can open the door to have a sensitive discussion to set things right. Schedule a time and plan what to say.

Gemini MAY 21-JUNE 20
While others may be concentrating on the holidays, this week you might be making plans to move ahead at work. Keep your emotions in check; remember, business is business and, no matter how well you know someone, maintain a professional manner.

Cancer JUNE 21-JULY 22
Stand by for love. The Moon and Venus connect and can create sparks of love magic. Make time for love, and being in the right place doesn’t hurt, either. Romance and passion are very important in a relationship, but friendship keeps it together for the long haul.

Leo JULY 23-AUG. 22
Right now, your focus in on money and family affairs, or a situation at home. As the Moon and Venus connect, the energy will help you connect with the right people to get things set in place. You want to look after others, but be careful it is not at the cost of looking out for yourself.

Virgo AUG. 23-SEPT. 22
With so much to do this month you could feel overwhelmed. But nobody says everything has to be finished right away, or even at all. Sometimes, you take it upon yourself to try to be there for too many people. Take care of your own responsibilities first, and you’ll feel re-energized.

Libra SEPT. 23-OCT. 22
A financial opportunity could come along now, but you have to be ready and willing to accept it. Sometimes, a small shift in your outlook can make a big difference. If you want to change your life, you have to realize what you have to do differently.

Scorpio OCT. 23-NOV. 21
Avoid getting involved in other people’s drama. Maybe they only want to get things off their chest by venting, but you have a lot going on in your own life just now. The Moon and Venus interact in your sign, and you may have some sensitive issues of your own to deal with.

Sagittarius NOV. 22-DEC. 21
In a perfect world, everyone would be as generous and optimistic as you, but that’s not possible. There is no room for secrets or game-playing in your life, and if you tune into your intuition, you will learn who is on your side and who has a hidden agenda.

Capricorn DEC. 22-JAN. 19
Your attention is centered on both social activities and business, and as usual, the better organized you can become, the more you can accomplish. But with all the planned action, don’t neglect your well-being. Stick to your fitness regime; your body will thank you.

Aquarius JAN. 20-FEB. 18
If things are not going the way you planned, don’t stress, the week has only just begun, and a lot more can happen. Someone, who recognizes your talents at work, can step forward and be your promoter. A detour in your plans could actually work out to be better. Don’t get in your own way!

Pisces FEB. 19-MARCH 20
If you see an opportunity at work, don’t wait; step forward and show your attributes. This is not the time to be shy. When you know you’re right for the job, it’s up to you to let those in power see it, and the Moon Venus connection will help you make the right introductions.

–Jennifer Angel

The Daily Tarot Card for December 2nd is The World

The World

Keywords: goal, realization, expansion, world travel, fulfillment!

Astrological Correspondence: Saturn

The World card, regarded as the most fortunate card in the major arcane, is a symbol for all that we can accomplish on our path through life, for perfection, beauty, success, and public recognition. This is where the cycle ends and begins again. Happiness and wholeness are key elements that provide a sense of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Signaling accomplishment and reaching of one’s goals, the World card makes us aware that in completing this cycle we are ready to embark on a new adventure. We are prepared and preparing for another journey with higher awareness, knowing that active engagement and service are called for. In a negative situation, this card can point to major obstacles in our path, to setbacks, to loose ends we have left untied as well as lack of commitment.

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The Daily Tarot Love Card for December 2 is Death

Death

Death says that too much of a good thing is a bad thing today. Too much love explodes, and negatively, into jealousy and obsession. Both are repetitive and intrusive trains of thought that are unrealistic, unproductive, and anxiety-provoking. They erode love’s positives. They become habits. This card says reverse them. Rethink your relationship if the conditions apply to someone in your life and not to you.

 

 

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Your Daily Erotic Tarot Card for December 2 is Justice

Justice

Have you been patiently waiting for someone to respond to your sexual advances? The Justice card shows that applying fairness, respect, and honesty to a situation helps it work in your favor, so a romantic situation you’ve been slowly working on developing may be close to coming to fruition. And Justice also reminds you that going about things in a conventional sense doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, when you take the time to develop a high level of trust between you, the sex can be mind-blowing.

 

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Shuffling the Cards, Your Influences for the Week of Dec. 2

Tarot Influence

Faith

Faith denotes the spiritual self taking or needing to take the forefront and need to seek truth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Gemini

While Gemini always has its duality to keep under control, it does manage to bring both humor and intelligence into any situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

Earth Reversed

Earth reversed denotes a lack of positive connection with the life spirit–a lost soul. If you are not careful you may miss much of what life has

 

 

 

 

 

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Your Daily Rune For December 3 is Isa

Isa

“Iss-ah” – Literally: “Ice” – Esoteric: Stasis, Stillness

Rune of concentration of things in a static or frozen state. Rune of stillness and the Ego-Self.

Psi: mental faculties, focus, ego, self-image/self-identity

Energy: stillness, contraction, stasis

Mundane: cold, self-preservation, harsh reality

Divinations: Concentrated self, ego-consciousness, self-control, unity of being; or egomania, dullness, blindness, dissipation, immobility, self-centeredness, lack of change, psychopathy.

Governs:
Development of concentration, will and focus
Halting of unwanted dynamic forces as an act of self-defense (and against demonic influences)
Basic ego integration within a balanced multiversal system
Power of control and constraint over other wights (entities), emotional outbursts
Focus of the will into single-minded action

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Your Witches Rune for December 2 is Woman

 

Today’s Witches Rune

Woman

Meaning: The first meaning of this rune is quite obvious: it represents women. Any woman that is important in the question, whether you know her or not, will be represented by this rune. Mother, sister, aunt, grandma, a female boss, friend, lover or even enemy… all can be symbolized by the appearance of this rune.

In a more general sense, this rune is related to traditional female abilities and characteristics, such as giving birth, nurturing, comforting and healing. When this rune appears, you can count on the sympathy of others towards you or your situation. In its most negative aspects, the Woman rune can show over-protectiveness, a patronizing attitude or co-dependency. It often strives to maintain the status quo, refusing to change even if the situation is bad.

The Woman rune is connected to nurturing – nurturing a relationship, a person or a project. Like the Moon rune, it can be related to finding a safe place to rest and heal, but while the Moon implies a solitary retreat, the Woman often shows that you need to go back to the people you trust, the people you feel safe with.

Healing is another strong aspect of this symbol, as well as teaching. You can be both the patient/student or the healer/teacher when this rune appears. This rune is also connected to creativity, but in a way that is different from the Romance rune. While the latter is about the conception of a project – the initial stages of creation – the Woman is about the birth of this project. When your creation is brought out into the world, fully manifested.

In relationship readings, this rune isn’t bad, but rather weak. While it can indicate subtle ties between people, these are usually so, so subtle that the partners can easily drift away from each other. It can show that one of the partners sees the other as someone who needs to be protected and healed, rather than an equal. Usually, the romance is a bit stagnated when this rune appears, or very close to becoming a friendship.

Your Animal Spirit Guide for December 2 is The Dove

Messenger of Peace, love, joy and gentleness, prophecy of good things, maternity instincts, awakening to promise of future with clarity. Dove shows us how to walk between the physical and spiritual world. She aids in tapping our creative energies and stirring the emotions. It is time for creativity and expressing oneself. Are you listening to the messages at this time? Doves bring hope of a new beginning and will show there is peace arriving. Pigeon shows how to bring peace, love and understanding to situations and teaches us the art of communication and cooperation. Are you compassionate toward others?

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Your Karmic Number of the Day

 

Your hands may be tingling and feeling hot because you are a natural healer right now, says 7. A course in energy healing, massage, or reflexology may help your personal growth or even lead you toward a new career. Even just researching these online can be greatly beneficial and fun. Go into this as an adventure in self-exploration and kindness toward others. You will find new people who will be supportive of you regardless of how you decide to move forward with this gift. They could become friends for life – maybe even more!

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Crack the Cookie

Time Heals all Wounds

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The Wisdom of Buddha

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world

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Daily Planet Tracker for December 2: Mercury in Scorpio

December 1 – December 12, 2018

Mercury in Scorpio: Sharp, Inquisitive, Mysterious

Mercury plunges into the depths when it enters passionate and private Scorpio. Mercury is the planet that influences how we think and communicate, but while it moves through this watery sign, our thoughts mix with our feelings and inspire us to ask questions and get to the bottom of what’s happening in our lives…

Ideas, conversations, and people who are shallow or superficial have no power during Mercury in Scorpio. Instead, this is a time of depth and intimacy, and can be a very effective period to talk about difficult issues regarding relationships, money, and mortality.

When Mercury is in Scorpio

Scorpio thrives in the dark — the realm of secrets and lies, questions and answers, death and transformation. It is an extremely inquisitive sign that is never satisfied with what is simply lying on the surface. Scorpio knows that the real treasures are found when you dig a little deeper, so while mental Mercury moves through the sign of the Scorpion, we all start asking more questions and searching for hidden meanings … but we may not be happy with what we discover…

When Mercury travels through Scorpio, it’s like Mercury is shining a light on all the darkest parts of ourselves. We become more aware of our fears and desires, and the ways that others’ lives impact our own. We can bond in much more intimate ways because we’re able to discuss topics that are normally off-limits.

But Mercury in Scorpio brings out the skeptic in all of us. While it may feel like we’re searching for something wrong in every situation, it’s really about emphasizing our negative thinking to get positive results. By eliminating information and ideas that don’t serve our needs, we make room for those that will.

Our minds are also more suspicious when Mercury is in Scorpio. Because it’s a time that emphasizes secrecy and privacy, we’re quick to assume there are things going on that we don’t know about. But if we push too hard to try to get to the truth — which is very likely under Scorpio’s persistent influence — we risk creating long-term issues of intimacy and mistrust. That said, Mercury in Scorpio does have the potential to foster greater intimacy as well. Because we’re more willing to ask the really hard questions, we might finally get the answers we need to grow closer in the process.

Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio

When Mercury retrogrades through the sign of Scorpio, issues of honesty and intimacy arise. Secrets and lies we’ve been trying to hide are exposed, or we may experience yet another fallout from a previous deceit or betrayal.

A key quality of any Mercury Retrograde is that it offers us a second chance to correct errors, reconnect with people, and absorb information that we didn’t get the first time around. Doing this in dense, dark Scorpio, however, requires us to stay calm in what can feel like threatening situations. This is a time to learn that thoughts and reality are not the same thing. We can and should question facts and conclusions that come from the things we see and hear.

If you were born with Mercury in Scorpio

People born under the influence of Mercury in Scorpio can often be very intense individuals. You perceive and process the world in a very acute way, making it hard for you to ignore hanging questions and suspicions. You know that the information that is readily available to you is just the tip of the iceberg, and if you want the real answers, you’ve got to dig deeper…

You value your privacy above most things. You’re capable of opening up and sharing yourself in intense, passionate ways, but only when you’ve reached a level of real trust in a relationship or friendship. Because of this, you tend to have very deep and emotional connections with others, and may have a very difficult time letting people go.

You may also deal regularly with issues of trust. Believing that others don’t have ulterior motives or hidden agendas is hard for you, and you could create big problems in relationships by insisting there is something happening when there really isn’t. In the same light, you highly value your own privacy, and don’t appreciate people trying to pry you out of your comfort zone. The best thing you can do is extend this same consideration to the people you love, and realize that sometimes things can be taken at face value.

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A Little Humor for Your Day

Dough nuts: It Really Does Happen!

–Turok’s Cabana

“Walk barefoot, listen to the wind, drink in the moon…. BE MAGICK”

Witches of the Craft’s Journal for Saturday, December 1

Can You Believe it – 20 DAYS TILL YULE – Where has this year gone?

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“Never put your faith in a Prince. When you require a miracle, trust in a Witch.” 

― Catherynne M. Valente, In the Night Garden

Custom Planetary Positions

December 01, 2018
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun: 08 Sagittarius 54
Moon: 23 Virgo 53
Mercury: 00 Sagittarius 18 Rx
Venus: 29 Libra 12
Mars: 09 Pisces 35
Jupiter: 05 Sagittarius 02
Saturn: 07 Capricorn 50
Uranus: 29 Aries 09 Rx
Neptune: 13 Pisces 42
Pluto: 19 Capricorn 39

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Planetary Aspects for the month of December

The planetary aspects listed below are for New York time.

December 02, 07:34 pm – Sun square Mars
December 05, 05:21 pm – Sun square Neptune
December 06, 04:21 pm – Mercury Direct 27 16
December 07, 02:20 am – New Moon at 15 07
December 07, 09:11 am – Mars conjunct Neptune 13 44
December 15, 06:49 am – 1st Quarter Moon 23 26
December 16, 09:26 am – Venus sextile Saturn
December 17, 01:57 am – Mars sextile Pluto
December 20, 11:21 am – Sun trine Uranus
December 21, 12:11 pm – Venus trine Neptune
December 21, 12:36 pm – Mercury conjunct Jupiter 09 34
December 22, 12:48 pm – Full Moon at 00 49
December 24, 07:31 pm – Mercury square Neptune
December 28, 04:30 pm – Venus sextile Pluto
December 29, 04:34 am – 3rd Quarter Moon 07 36

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Astronomy for December 1 thru December 2

Saturday December 1
6:11 am – Mercury Rx enters Scorpio
9:48 am – Moon enters Libra

Sunday December 2
12:01 pm – Venus enters Scorpio
07:34 pm – Sun square Mars can lead to tests of character from your competitors or enemies. The boss or men in general may be looking to assert their power, leading to ego conflicts. You may already be irritable and impatience, and likely to react to any provocation or threats with aggression. Not only people, but challenging events may force you to defend your goals or desires. A defensive position is advised.

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The Solar Almanac for Saturday, December 1

Sun Direction: 302.58° WNW↑
Sun Altitude: -65.54°
Sun Distance: 91.665 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2018 4:22 pm (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 6:48 am↑ 117° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:37 pm↑ 243° Southwest
Length of Daylight: 9 hours, 49 minutes

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Quick Sun Facts

At its centre the Sun reaches temperatures of 15 million °C.
The Sun is all the colours mixed together, this appears white to our eyes.
The Sun is mostly composed of hydrogen (70%) and Helium (28%).
The Sun is a main-sequence G2V star (or Yellow Dwarf).
The Sun is 4.6 billion years old.
The Sun is 109 times wider than the Earth and 330,000 times as massive.

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The Lunar Almanac for Saturday, December 1

Moon Direction: 58.06° ENE↑
Moon Altitude: -27.26°
Moon Distance: 232833 mi
Next New Moon: Dec 7, 20181:20 am
Next Full Moon: Dec 22, 201811:48 am
Next Moonrise: Tomorrow12:47 am
Current Moon Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 36.9%

timeanddate.com

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DECEMBER’S FULL MOON

December’s full moon is commonly known in the Northern Hemisphere as the Full Long Nights Moon. It takes its name from the winter solstice, which has the longest night in the year. The Full Long Nights Moon cuts a soaring trajectory through the wintery skies, in direct opposition to the low-hanging sun. The Algonquins called this full moon the Cold Moon, in reference to the cold light it casts upon long winter nights. Strangely enough, in certain other cultures, December’s full moon can actually be associated with warmth.

To the Deborean Clan, the Cold Moon is associated with staying in your cosy home beside a crackling fireplace, surrounded not just by physical warmth, but also the warmth of family and friends. Similarly, the Wishram tribe named December’s full moon the Winter Houses Moon. Given that it coincides with holidays like Yule, Pagans consider this the perfect time to open up your home and provide warmth to those you love, as well as to those who are most vulnerable to the cold of winter.

For those who are more inclined towards solitude, the Full Long Nights Moon provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy your cozy home in peace and quiet. Consider taking lots of restful naps under warm, fluffy comforters, or allowing yourself to lounge in bed in the mornings instead of rising immediately to work. Appropriately, the Native American Zuni tribe called December’s full moon the “Moon Where the Sun Comes Home to Rest”. This full moon is a great time for you to take a long overdue break and recharge, so that you may shine all the brighter when it comes time for you to rise again.

This period of slow restfulness is also very conducive to introspection. When you look inwards and take stock of your life during this time, try to focus on loose ends and the little things that you’ve left hanging throughout the year. As the last full moon that rises before the year draws to a close, the Full Long Nights Moon is a time of endings. Take advantage of this full moon’s energy and bring an end to tasks you’ve been meaning to do, clearing your mind so you can move forward with a clean slate.

As much as the Full Long Nights Moon may be about endings, it is also about beginnings and rebirth. The Sioux Indians’ name for December’s full moon is the “Moon When Deer Shed Their Horns”, thus beginning the process of growing new ones. The Celts, on the other hand, call it the Elder Moon. Elder is fragile and easily damaged, but it’s also full of vitality and recovers very quickly. As the Elder Moon shines upon you, allow yourself to rest and heal from everything that has hurt you over the year, and focus instead on new beginnings and promising areas of growth. This is an excellent time to start planning your New Year’s resolutions and set exciting new goals for the upcoming year.

–Moon Giant

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Moon Phase Calendar for Saturday, December 1

Current Moon Phase: Waning Crescent

Moon is currenly in the sign of Virgo

Moon in Virgo:
Your feeling of safety is now related to order and clarity, even in emotions. You may have the need to organise everything chaotic and disorganized. Try being more tolerant and accept imperfections of life. It is better to trust life and let it run its own way, not everything must be according to our expectations.

Organs influenced by Virgo Moon Sign:
Organs: Pancreas, small intestine, cecum, colon, digestive tract, duodenum, rectum, sense organs: eyes and ears.
These organs are now more sensitive so provide them with extra care.

Surgical operations:
Surgical operations are recommended during the Waning Moon.
However, avoid surgeries of organs under the influence of the Moon Sign..

ASTROSEEK

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The Sky This Week from December 1 to December 2

Venus shines at its brightest before dawn while Mars still rules the evening sky.
By Richard Talcott

Saturday, December 1
Venus appears brilliant from the time it rises a little before 4 a.m. local time until close to sunrise some three hours later. It stands about 25° above the southeastern horizon an hour before the Sun comes up. Shining at magnitude –4.9, it appears slightly brighter today than at any other time during this morning apparition. (The difference is essentially imperceptible, however — it appears less than 0.01 magnitude brighter today than it did yesterday or will tomorrow.) When viewed through a telescope this morning, Venus spans 40″ and appears one-quarter lit.

Sunday, December 2
The days of viewing Saturn in the evening sky are dwindling rapidly. You can find the ringed world about 10° high in the southwest 45 minutes after sunset. The planet shines at magnitude 0.5, more than a full magnitude brighter than any of the background stars in its host constellation, Sagittarius the Archer. Although the best views of Saturn through a telescope came earlier in this apparition, it never hurts to take a final look. This week, the planet’s disk measures 15″ across while the ring system spans 35″ and tilts 26° to our line of sight.

–The Astronomy Magazine

Today is Saturday, December 1

Saturday is dedicated to the shadowy Anglo-Saxon God Saetere or Seater, equivalent to the God Saturn. It is a day also associated with the Norns, the Norse equivalent of Three Fates, and the trickster God Loki. It is connected generally with apprehension, austerity, caution, and excessive self-limitation.

Deity: Saetere

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Planet: Saturn

Tree: Alder

Herb: Daffodil

Stone: Amethyst

Animal: Eagle

Element: Earth

Color: Dark Blue

Number: 4

Rune: Dag(D)

 

Celtic Tree Month of Ruis (Elder) (November 25 – December 22)

The Runic Half Month of Is (November 28 – December 12)

Goddess of the Month of Astraea (November 28 – December 23)

The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

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The Goddess Book of Days for December 1

In Greece and Rome, day of Pallas Athena, or Minerva, Maiden Goddess of Knowledge and Truth. She is also Maat, Sophia, Anath, Anaitis, the Shekinah, Matronit, Oya. Decem- ber Goddesses are Vesta, Hestia, Amalthea/ Eileathyia, Bmma (Winter), Oya.

Goddesses Associated with Saturdays

Ops, Rhea, Tellus Mater, Gaia, Eartha, Ge, Tonantzin, Ashera, Anath, the Shekinah, the Matronit, Mary, Gula, Herodias, Oddudua, Demeter

–The Goddess Book of Days
Diane Stein

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Traditional Goddesses Associated with December

Traditional: From Decem, ten

The last month in the Roman calendar

Flowers – poinsettia, holly, mistletoe

Birthstones – turquoise and zircon

Goddesses: Vesta, Hestia, Befana, Sekhmet, Astraea, Oya

-The Goddess Book of Days
Diane Stein

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~ The Goddess Days of the Moon ~

Days 1-3 Dedicated to Persephone, the initiator

Days 4-6 Ruled by Artemis/Diana, the independent one of the wilderness, the impetus behind the newly planted seed

Days 7-9 Kore rules these lunar days, and she is seen as the Maiden of Menarche, the link between childhood and adulthood

Days 10-12 Ruled by Hera, Queen of Heaven and creatrix, representing the power of inspiration

Days 13-15 Demeter, the nurturer, rules these

Days 16-18 Dedicated to Gaia, the Earth Goddess

Days 19-21 Hestia, Goddess of Waning Moon, is the matriarchal grandmother, ruling and protecting her family

Days 22-24 Ruled by Medusa, the crone of death and spiritual release, the necessary destruction that allows a new cycle to begin

Days 25-27 Ruled by Hecate, queen of the underworld and the shades, she is seen as the one who allows departed souls to choose thier paths in the next phase of existence and rebirth

The remaining days of the moon – the dark days – are those of the unknowable Masked Goddess, who is present, but invisible.

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On Saturday, December 1, We Celebrate…..

Kencha-sai (Japan)
UNCHI-AHCHI

Themes: Spirituality; Universal Law; Mediation

Symbols: Tea; Teapots and Cups

About Unchi-achi: Presiding dutifully over the family stove is this Japanese goddess, whose name means “grandmother hearth.” From this position in the home she joins today’s festivities to warm the tea and to mediate on our behalf with the other gods and goddesses. Afterward, she returns to our homes and lives with important insights about the meaning of sacred ritual.

To Do Today: In Japan, today is a time to go to Kyoto temple and watch or participate in the ancient tea ceremony. In this culture, each movement and ingredient in the tea ceremony represents a spiritual principle or truth—all mingled into a simple, satisfying cup. This is a lovely tradition, so share a cup of tea with a friend or family member today Invoke Unchi-ahchi simply by lighting the stove. Use the stove to ignite a candle, and take the candle to wherever you’re sitting to carry the goddess’s energy to that spot. Discuss spiritual ideas, allowing this goddess to give you new insights. To increase the significance of your tea ceremony, choose the tea’s flavor according to the topic of conversation or something needed in that relationship. If discussing divination or alternative health, for example, use orange or mint, respectively. To deepen love or friendship, use lemon.

365 Goddess: A Daily Guide To the Magic and Inspiration of the goddess
Patricia Telesco

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Saturday: Even the God needs to relax

Here we come to the only day of the English week which brings a Roman god to our heavenly party. The word Saturday is derived from Saturn, the god of harvest and agriculture. Buying all the food in supermarkets, we can hardly imagine how important this guy was for our distant ancestors.

In Latin, the word for Saturday is Sambata Dies, meaning the Day of Sabbath (sábado in Spanish, sabato in Italian, samedi in French). Sabbath is a Hebrew word for the Day of Rest. It was the last day of the all-in-one-week creation run. A day when the God finally had some relax, lying in the Garden of Eden and curiously waiting for what happens next.

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Ritual Influences for Saturday, December 1

Planet: Saturn

Perfumes: Hyacinth, Pansy

Incense: Peperwort, Assodilious, Black Poppy Seeds, Henbane, Lodestone, Myrrh

Wood: Oak

Color: Black

Influences: Duties, Responsibilities, Finding Families, Works of Magic, Buildings, Meditation, Life, Doctrines.

A Book of Pagan Rituals
Herman Slater

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Magical Days Of the Week – Saturday

It’s the end of the week for many of us, so Saturday – named for the god Saturn – is a good time to wrap things up. Associated with the colors black and dark purple, and the metal lead, this day is also connected to the goddess Hecate. Gemstones like Apache tear, obsidian, and hematite are all connected to Saturday’s magic, as are plants such as thyme, mullein, and the cypress tree.

When it comes to magical workings, focus on agriculture and creativity, fortune and hope, protection and banishment of negativity.

Put up a barrier to keep the unwelcome out, eliminate the things that make you miserable, and wash your hands of anything other than your hopes, dreams and goals.

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

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Saturday’s Witchery

Saturday is a day filled with opportunities to clean up and clear out. So if you are wondering why Hecate is assigned to this day, take another look at what she symbolizes and the magick that is associated with her. That should answer the question.

Hecate was the oldest form of the Greek Triple Goddess, as she presided over heaven, the underworld, and earth. Crossroads where three roads met were especially sacred to Hecate, earning her the title of Hekate of the Three Ways. It’s interesting to note that even after the worship of other goddesses waned, ancient people still worshiped Hecate as the Queen of the Underworld and the Guardian of the Three-Way Crossroad. It was also believed that if you left her an offering of food there, she would grant you her favors. As Hecate Trivia, her triple images were often displayed at these crossroads, where she was petitioned on the full moon for positive magick and on the dark of the moon for cursing and dark magick.

While this last bit of information sounds a little ominous, keep in mind that Hecate/Hekate was known by many titles and is a shapeshifter. Her appearance could and did change often. As a dark moon goddess, her faces are many. To some she may appear as a old crone, hunched over a smoking cauldron and draped in a midnight cape. To others she may appear as a dark beautiful, mysterious, and mature woman wearing a shimmering crown. To some she may be perceived as a maiden priestess. She was called the “most lovely one,” the Great Goddess of Nature, and the Queen of the World of Spirits. This dark goddess knows her way around the earth and the underworld. All the powers of nature, life, and death are at her command.

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

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The Witches Almanac for Saturday, December 1

Feast for Death of Aleister Crowley (Thelemic)

Waning Moon

Moon phase: Fourth Quarter

Moon Sign: Virgo

Moon enters Libra 9: 49 am

Incense: Sage

Color: Blue

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The Moon in Libra

Diplomatic, Creative, Partnership-oriented

December 1 – December 3, 2018

By Tarot.com Staff

Before we start talking about the Libra Moon, let’s begin with a bit of information about the Moon itself. Astrologers consider the Moon a planet. It moves so quickly through the sky that it passes through each of the 12 zodiac signs every month.

When the Moon is in Libra
It doesn’t matter what your Moon sign is because for a couple of days a month, we all feel the influence of the transiting Libra Moon. When the Moon is in the accommodating sign of Libra, you will feel a little bit more focused on creating tranquility, beauty, and harmony all around you. Libra doesn’t just appreciate balance — Libra also seeks out imbalance and fixes it. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to play peacemaker during this transit!

When the Moon is in Libra you might also feel a bit like Ginger Rogers, and everyone and everything you meet is Fred Astaire. During this time of the Libra Moon, your mantra may be “grace in space.” If you meet an obstacle or encounter resistance, you’ll be able to dance like you expected it to be there. Because Libra’s natural skills are diplomacy and negotiation, the Moon in Libra gives you the ability to use charm and tact to get what you want.

New Moon in Libra
The New Moon is all about a new cycle, and the Libra New Moon is all about finding ways to reestablish balance that has been lost. Finding a sense of balance allows us to deal with life’s issues smoothly, and helps us to discover the peaceful neutral point from which clarity, common sense, and cooperation come from. Whether it’s in personal or business relationships, the influence of the Libra New Moon helps us see both sides of any story.

This may also be the time when you initiate new relationship, or get a fresh start in an ongoing one. A New Moon in Libra will gently nudge you to hit the emotional reset button and start over so that you can look to the horizon with renewed anticipation.

Full Moon in Libra
Every Full Moon is a culmination of a monthly cycle, and the social Libra Full Moon is no exception as it challenges you to manage your desire for companionship with your need for independence. Our connection to others and relationships are always at the forefront during a Full Moon so this isn’t a surprise, but it is even more noticeable during the Full Moon in Libra. Because you’ll have a heightened awareness of your emotions, you’ll have incredible clarity about any inequity in your partnerships

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Magickal Applications for Saturday

Saturday, our final featured day of the week, gets its name from the Latin Dies Saturni, or “Saturn’s day.” In Old English, it was Saeturnesdaeg. The Middle English version was Saterday. Saturn, a Roman god of agriculture, was believed to have ruled the earth during an age of contentment and virtue. Saturn was a god who symbolized the passage of time and karma. He was not a harsh, judgmental god, either; he was a sower and a harvester. Interestingly enough, there is no Norse god associated with this day. It has remained under the province of Saturn. But if you think about what Saturn stood for, it does make a lot of sense.

Saturdays are traditionally days to work on protection, remove obstacles, bind troublesome or dangerous individuals and banish negativity. Saturdays are like a magickal “let’s clean house” day. Any magickal messes left lying around that need to be addressed, or any problems that need to be cleared up, are best dealt with on the day devoted to Saturn.

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

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Saturday & The Perfect Corresponding Spell

Saturday is the sixth day of the workweek. It’s officially the weekend. Some see it as one of the luckiest days for gambling. It’s one of those days where you can do what you need around your home and relax, as well. You can take care of a little business, then, reap the rewards. It’s a really good day to do collect, courage, reap, gamble, and exercise spells.

Bean Reap Spell

Items you will need:
1 jar (any size)
1 handful of beans (any kind)
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of parsley or other green herb
1 pinch of cinnamon

Pour your beans into the jar. Shake them around a little. Then, add a pinch of salt, green herb, and cinnamon. Close the jar lid and shake your ingredients all around in the jar. Make sure they are mixed around really well. Continue to shake the jar and say this chant three times:

“Shake, shake my jar.
I’m gonna reap my beans.
I’ve worked hard.
It’s time for my pay.
A pinch of herbs,
To sweeten the reward.
And hasten the day.”

When you are through, put the jar in a visible area, and you should get a nice reward for something you’ve worked hard for.

-A Witch’s Week of Spells and Activities
Helga C. Loueen

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Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Other Spirituality 365 Days a Year for i and 2 December

Festivals of Neptune and Pietas

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.

-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not rightly understand.

-Leonardo Da Vinci

December 1 celebrated the festivals of Neptune and Pietas. This festival was the equivalent to the one that was held on July 23 at the temple dedicated to Neptune in the Circus Flaminus within the Campus Martius. There would have been games, a sacrifice, and, more than likely, some sort of horse and chariot race.

Pieta, a Roman Goddess who was the personification of respectful spectful duty, is often portrayed in human form and sometimes accompanied by a stork, the symbol of deferential duty. She was frequently represented on coins, which were considered to be a symbol of the reigning emperor’s virtues. Her temple was in the Circus Flaminius and later at the Forum Holitorium, where her December 1 festival was held.

It was on the 1st of December in 1750 that seven men (for a wager) buttoned themselves into the waistcoat of Mr. Edward Bright of Maldon, Essex, who had expired at the age of 29 and was considered to be the fattest man that ever lived in Britain.

On December 2, Tibetan Buddhists make their annual pilgrimage to the world’s oldest tree in what it known as Bodh Gaya. The tree was planted in 282 B.c. and is believed to be an offshoot of the Bodhi tree-the tree that the Buddha sat under when he attained enlightenment.

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THINGS TO KNOW

Moon Phase Correspondences for Magickal Workings.

New Moon Magick:

New Moon workings can be done from the day of the new moon to three-and-a-half days after.

The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and
romance, health or job hunting.

Waxing Moon Magick:

From seven to fourteen days after the new moon.

The waxing moon is for constructive magick, such as love, wealth, success,
courage, friendship, luck or health.

Full Moon Magick:

From fourteen to seventeen-and-a-half days after the new moon.

Prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination. Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healings for serious conditions, can be done now. Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams.

Waning Moon Magick:

From three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon.

The waning moon is used for banishing magick, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity.

Dark Moon Magick:

From ten-and-a-half to fourteen days after the full moon.

The dark moon is a time for dealing with attackers, for exploring our darkest recesses and understanding our angers and passions. Also bringing justice to bear.

 

Daily Correspondences for Magickal Workings:

Sunday: Power magick, health, vitality, money, career

Monday: Intuition, dreams, psychic ability, fertility

Tuesday: Money, enemies, courage, energy

Wednesday: Divination, communications, knowledge, wisdom

Thursday: Happiness, luck, wealth, victory, health

Friday: Love, romance, marriage, friendship

Saturday: Psychic ability, communications, new beginnings, protection, bindings

 

Color Correspondences for Magickal Workings:

Red: energy, strength, passion, love, career goals, courage

Orange: business goals, career goals, justice, success, ambition

Yellow: learning, breaking mental blocks, confidence, persuasion

Pink: romantic love, peace, nurturing

Green: finances, luck, physical healing, abundance, growth

Blue: wisdom, protection, calm, creativity, patience

Purple: spiritual power, psychic ability, ambition, third eye

Silver: telepathy, clairvoyance, intuition, dreams, astral energy

Black: protection, repelling, binding

White: peace, purity, spirituality, higher self

 

Herbal Magick

There are many herbs that can be used for magickal purposes; I’ve elected to list only those that could be found in an ordinary kitchen or can be easily found at a grocery store or nursery. I live in an apartment, but I was able to make a small herb garden that sits outside on my balcony.

Wooden window boxes are fairly inexpensive, as is potting soil. The herbs themselves were only $2 each.

Success: basil, sandalwood

Psychic development: cinnamon, rosemary, thyme

Divination: cloves, nutmeg, thyme

Dream magick: cinnamon, mistletoe

Good luck: chamomile, nutmeg, sandalwood

Health: allspice, coriander, ginseng, thyme

Love magick: basil, catnip, cinnamon, dill seed, ginger, mint, rosemary, sage,thyme

Money: basil, chamomile, cinnamon, garlic, thyme

Protection: cloves, marjoram, basil, sandalwood, African ginger

Handy Stuff to Have Around the House

Harmony Ball – chiming spheres were created by ancient Druids as meditation devices to commune with nature.

Pentagrams – The 5 points represent the elements of all creation –Air, Fire, Water & Earth plus the quality of the Spirit which imbues it

Ankhs – The ancient Egyptian symbol of the radiant life force of
healing — both spiritual and physical

9 Healing Herbs: Catnip, Chamomile, Coltsfoot, Plantain, Ginger, Cayenne,
Comfrey, Garlic, Lobelia

 

5 Helpful Goddesses:

Ganesh – Bestower of Success in work, and Remover of Obstacles

Laxmi – Goddess for petitions of Love, Sex, Abundance & Wealth

Shiva – God of Regeneration, Ecstasy, Magic Sex & Transcendence

Tara – Bestower of good. Protectress against enemies & bad luck

Vishnu – Protector of Universe for power, courage & sustenance

Lodestone – Lodestones are naturally magnetic, used to charge spell items. Often 2 lodestones are carried: 1 to repel bad luck and 1 to attract good luck. Lodestones come in blue, gold, green, silver, white & natural

Dragon’s Blood Ink – Typically dragon’s blood is used for love spells. Dragon’s blood is used for power & spell strength

Lighting Sticks- Preferable to matches for ritual use because they reach into enclosed candle holders easily & don’t leave the match scent of sulfur.

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MAGICKAL WORKINGS & HELPFUL HINTS

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Helpful Hint

Usually when I’m doing a spell I use quiet music like Enya or Renaissance. It helps to set the mood of the spell.
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Helpful Hint

To remove a wart, first thing in the morning when you wake up, take saliva from your mouth and rub it onto the wart. This will gradually remove your wart, remember to say a prayer of thanks to the Goddess and God.

Kind of gives a whole new meaning to morning breath.
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Helpful Hint

I have found an interesting little spell that has helped me numerous time in the cold weather to heat up. First, visualize a glowing ball of pure energy above you (if you visualize the ball being your favorite color it helps too). Next, visualize the ball transcending into your body and stopping in the center of your torso. Then, visualize streams of the energy going off into all parts of your body.
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Helpful Hint

To invoke the beauty inside.

First go into the bathroom or a place with running water, then picture all the things that you think make you not like yourself. Picture all these things running down your arm and onto the palm of your hands. Put your hands in the water and scrub away the negative things you thought of. This will make you feel better and brings out your beauty.
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Helpful Hint

A Prayer For Ridding Negative Thinking

O Goddess within;
O God within;
O Goddess of the Moon, the Waters and the Earth;
O God of the Sun, the Forests and the Mountains:
I need to feel Your presence.
I need to be reminded of You.
Assist me to remember Your lessons;
Show me the key that will unlock my spirituality.
Blessed Be.
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Helpful Hint

Traffic Lights

Here is one that helps traffic lights stay green.

Count of one this spell begun
Count of two all traffic lights in tune
Count of three all lights stay green for me
1…2…3

Then hit the seat three times and then say:

So Mote It Be!

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Spirit Message of the Day – Remember, We Are One

THE IRISH CELTIC TRIPLE GODDESS: BRIGID

Brigid speaks: “We are the fae, and the dragon. We are the blood of the ancients and the blood of the star-seekers, woven till indivisible, yet each strand working its magick. We are enchanted and practical. We are mothers, daughters, fathers, and sons. You are the wise woman, the crone, the hag, the maiden, the light-footed innocent, the courageous mother bringing forth life from her womb. We are born into blood, and this blood within us is of our ancestors.”

“Our ancestors know that our bloods have mingled many times and that those of us who seek to distinguish ourselves from each other know not the truth. I am One. You are Me. I am You. We are One. That is the truth of the nature within you. Find the magick of the knowing. Find that which you fear and know it within your own blood and heartbeat. For that is the way to conquer all fear, all ignorance and all separation from the Mother. You are Her. She is You. And she is within you and will remain with you forever. There is nothing beyond her, and to deny her now is to deny what you are. I am Dragon. I am Fae. I am Goddess. I am human. I am all there is, and there is all in me – just as there is all in you. See this, and cease to seek separation.”

MESSAGE FOR YOU
“Finding the common areas between yourself and another very different person. Understanding that aging is part of the human process. Moving beyond conditioned fears. Understanding the truth of the other, having compassion and respect for difference, understanding of soul truths, great love. Women having children and mother issues all come up with this card makes her gracious presence felt. Work with candles, flames and keep the light going in your life. Reduce the artificial light in your life and increase the sun and moonlight, the starlight, the light from flame and candlelight. Be sure to strive for justice, as Brigid ensures that what is right and fair will indeed take place. Make an offering at a waterway (the sea, a well, a lake, or a river).”

ABOUT BRIGID
“Brigid is the great Irish Celtic triple Goddess, mother of all, Goddess of the forge, of birth, of the hearth and home, and of sacred wells and waters. Transformed by the church into a christian saint, she pre-dates her saint counterpart by some 4,000 years. She is a well of kindness and strength, the patroness of those who are going through any form of struggle to be born into another time in their lives. She carries a sword and knows that this time will be eased if you hold onto hope, and understand that this is an experience that all beings endure…but it will not last. So do not struggle, because the light is in sight and it will be warm and safe and good very soon, and you will be better off for having known the hardship you are currently experiencing.”

Today’s special message is from Oracle of the Dragonfae by Lucy Cavendish.

–Spiritblogger’s Blog

A Golden Opportunity – December 2018 Energy Forecast

Hello my friend,

Thank you for connecting with me in this way. Your presence is always felt and cherished.

We have so much to catch up on, so let’s get right to it . . .

A Golden Opportunity

As we enter the final month of 2018, we are being presented with a golden opportunity to heal the deepest wounds and hurts within ourselves and humanity.

2018 has been an immensely spiritual year, and is helping us anchor into our hearts and minds the profound Sacred Feminine. That divine Presence is what creates the core fiber of the divine DNA that ushers every woman, man, and child into existence.

Ancient Chinese philosophy describes this time of quickened change as a turning of the tides. The Yang, which is the old (the Masculine), has given way to the Yin, which is the new (the Feminine). They appear to be opposites, but each is essential to the raising up of the other.

Every aspect of our lives is experiencing a reverberating effect in regards to the shift that is taking place now.

For the past year, almost every Forecast I have written has highlighted the Sacred Feminine, to emphasize the importance of what is happening in our personal lives and for humanity at this time.

The last few months of every year often saturate us with the most potent qualities of that year.

The final month of 2018 brings us a golden opportunity to allow the Sacred Feminine to be fully secured forever at the forefront of our conscious and subconscious awareness, and into our hearts.

In this way, she is able to shower us and the world with ever-expanding blessings of unwavering grace, compassion, gentleness, patience, flexibility, wisdom, beauty, authentic power, creativity, abundance, acceptance, forgiveness, nurturance, fertility, accessibility, kindness, healing, and unconditional Love.

There is something we can do to better support ourselves and the world in creating a reality that allows these qualities to flourish.

For each remaining day of 2018, find a few minutes to facilitate the following:

  1. Close your eyes. Take several deep breaths to help you center, then place your right hand over your heart, and place your left hand on top of the right hand.
  2. Ask your I AM Presence/Spirit how you can support and love them throughout your day, the way she/he has supported and loved you always.
  3. Listen to the silence in between the thoughts. This is where the answers from your Spirit will begin to reveal themselves. If the mind is unable to understand or receive a direct answer, simply allow your mind to bask in the silence for a moment.
  4. Express gratitude to your mind for being willing to embrace the stillness within you.
  5. Express gratitude to your Spirit for loving you unconditionally.
  6. Open your eyes and express gratitude for each of your senses, your gifts of sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell.
  7. As you go on throughout the rest of your day, imagine periodically what it would feel like if your heart was smiling.

And that’s it!

Time to Heal

The opportunity to heal is now being fully realized in our personal lives and for all humanity.

Things that once seemed impossible to the rational mind are now becoming a normal part of life.

Healing occurs as a result of allowing ourselves to return to a state of peace.

Wherever there is peace, we can know that flow, ease, Love, wholeness, joy, creativity, and abundance will reside.

If any of the following are attached to our expectations of healing: Fixing something, getting rid of something, controlling/forcing something to happen, blaming something, hiding or denying something, not allowing ourselves to feel something—that makes it far more challenging to experience a healing.

Allowing peace to be our top priority creates an opening for lasting healing to occur.

True peace is the foundation for creating a world of unity, Love, and abundance for all.

We are seeing many countries around the world now breaking away from the old ideologies that have promoted intercultural separation and disconnection. There’s a collective priority now that is laying the foundations for a much brighter future ahead for all, rather than only for a select few.

There may be a healthy skepticism in our minds as to whether all this is really happening, because of all the separations that our minds have been conditioned to see in the world.

This is completely understandable, considering that it used to take decades or centuries before any real change became visible.

However, as things continue to evolve more quickly, it’s becoming easier to notice the changes happening all around us.

In our personal lives, the current energies are creating an opportunity for us to transcend the old stories we once created for ourselves, which prevented us from healing.

Some of these stories include:

  • Believing that we have to believe every thought we have
  • Believing that the mind needs to operate from fear and victim consciousness
  • Believing that we need the approval of someone outside of ourselves
  • Believing that we are broken and need fixing
  • Believing in lack, and not having enough
  • Believing that we are not allowed to feel our feelings
  • Believing that we are misunderstood, and that no one can understand us
  • Believing that we need something outside of ourselves to make us happy (a romantic soul partner, a certain lifestyle, a specific body type, etc.)

All of these stories, which were created by the mind out of self-protection, have the opportunity to be resolved now, so that we can return to the peace that has always been underneath it all.

Peace is who we are at our core.

As our inner stories come to the surface to be healed and resolved, it’s important to give ourselves permission to feel all of our feelings without judging ourselves.

Every thought, emotion, and feeling we have ever experienced deserves to be acknowledged and to receive our unconditional Love.

With this new awareness, imagine the opening that will take place for healing to be fully realized in our lives!

Closing Out the Year With the Violet Flame

I’d like to offer a powerful yet simple healing technique that will help to purify the mind and emotions quickly from anything that has been holding us back from living our greatest lives.

This healing technique makes powerful use of the Violet Flame, which is is one of the greatest spiritual healing tools we have available to us. It is a life-enhancing gift from the Universe—an aspect of Universal Light.

Quantum science has demonstrated that violet holds the highest frequency on the color chart spectrum. It is the point of transition to the next octave of Light vibration.

This wonderful tool lifts our vibration physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, when called upon through mantras and visualization.

This spiritual fire restores the flow of Light and energy to body, mind, and soul.

It has the power to transmute density into Light, creating a sense of Love, peace, joy, healing, flow, and ease for whoever uses it.

Its high vibration penetrates our nervous system, our heart, and our entire physical body and psyche, going straight to the root core of any imbalance we may be experiencing.

It dissolves everything that is not aligned with Divine Love.

The Violet Flame Healing Technique:

  1. For about 1 to 3 minutes, visualize yourself sitting inside of a ball of Violet Light.
  2. While visualizing this Light flowing all around and through you, keep repeating the following statement:

“I am a being of Violet Fire. I am the purity of Divine Love’s Desire.”

  1. Express gratitude for the opportunity to connect with the Violet Flame.

That’s all you have to do!

Try this for the next 21 days, and notice the shifts that begin to enter your life.

It’s a simple yet effective process you can trust to empower and expand your energies and outlook!

May the rest of your year continue to bless you with joy, Love, excellent well-being, and all the abundant gifts the Universe offers all of us daily.

Until next time,

Miraculously yours,

Emmanuel

Daily Cosmic Calendar for Saturday, December 1

The last month of 2018 begins with a fair amount of tension. The lunar orb in earthy Virgo makes its monthly polarity to Chiron in watery Pisces (3:13am) at the same moment that still retrograding Mercury retreats into the tail end of Scorpio (3:13am). Adding to the unsettled psychic atmosphere surrounding humanity right now is the last 72 hours of challenging sky configurations. Mercury attempts to assist needy earthlings on the safety, insurance and investment fronts by forming a supportive, 60-degree tie to Vesta (6:16am). Be aware of a 15-minute void lunar cycle that begins at 6:35am and concludes at 6:50am when the moon enters airy Libra. For the remainder of the day, it is wise to focus attention on improving the quality of your primary partnerships with the moon gracing the seventh sign of the zodiac. Asteroid watchers should note that Vesta enters Aquarius (12:44pm) in a cycle that lasts until February 1, 2019. This stellar celestial movement can be a strong energizer of sisterhood and fellowship gatherings.

[Note to readers: All times are calculated as Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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Your Monthly Horoscopes for December

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

I’m not telling you to be selfish Aries, but what I am saying is that there comes a time in everyone’s life when you have to be a little selfish in order to convince those around you to support what you really want. There has been a difficult atmosphere in the home for too long now and dramatic actions you take to make the changes which are needed were never going to sit well with everyone. You’re turning a corner and what you decide to do with your Christmas proves this. Remember to buy a little something for those who were fifty fifty on seeing you.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

I know you are thinking you are wasting your time on trying to get a relationship to work, as it feels as if it has brought you nothing but negativity. However, you need to ask yourself if you have been asking the person concerned to change for you, or for themselves. It is the latter which will get the best results for the two of you. Talks you have in business could well end up with a contract with your name on it, which will need to be signed before Christmas. Follow your instincts, no matter what others say.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

There is a jealous side to your nature which is coming to the fore that you really need to nip in the bud. Try to take a step back and look at the facts, instead of just the emotions, which has been the case so far. The written word can both earn and lose you money over the coming weeks. The key to your success is not believing what others tell you without seeing all the facts. Fellow Geminis link to the much-needed steam you will want to blow off over the festive period. You end this year feeling more like you again and with your future in your sights.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

Are you buying things for the sake of it Cancer? Or should I ask if you are trying to do everything you can to avoid dealing with the real subject in question here. I know that you got yourself stuck in some unpleasant situations this year, but I also know the past is behind you. Although they were painful lessons, you did indeed learn them and take them in. An apology is coming your way which will both surprise and please you. Life is starting to feel more in your control again and not a moment too soon either.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

Your ruling planet the Sun helps you to tie up the many loose ends which November left you with. You no longer worry about doing what is right for others, but you see that you are the one who is going to have to live your life and so will have to live with the decisions you make in it. Although there are a few predictable tensions over the festive period, all in all you will be pleased to see how much more mature and together certain faces around you seem to be. You’re living life again, instead of just existing my friend.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

There has been a bit of a caught in a rut feel to your reading which has led you to lash out at those who were only trying to help and not hinder your progress. You start to feel more and more like yourself again from the 17th when you start to mix more with those that you choose to spend time with, rather than those whose company you were forced to be in. The things you write down or sign at this time can make your life a more secure place to be and can ensure you enter 2019 with the confidence you were unfortunately lacking this time last year.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

Venus your ruling planet is going to be throwing your love life into confusion and you may want to try to hold off making all major decisions until the new year. You see, you may not realise it Libra, but what you have decided for a while now, will come as somewhat of a shock to those around you. Giving them more time is the key to getting them on board with your ideas. Children prove costly and the younger generation in general prove hard work. Knowing what guidelines and boundaries you can and should create is half the battle.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

I know you have felt vulnerable and not as strong as you usually do, but this is only the stars trying to make sure that what you say you want is how you really feel and not just someone else’s words and thoughts coming out of your mouth. Foreign names and even accents make this Christmas a better one than you have had in years. Talks with family help you to make your routine one with everyone’s interests more in mind. Sometimes Scorpio, it takes coming off the track to realise how easy it is to get back on it and stay on it.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

You know you’ve got a lot of hard work to do, so why are you ignoring this fact? To put such pressures on yourself in the last month of the year is both cruel and vicious. It’s not like you want to make your life harder for yourself. Remember my friend that you have to take the first step to see the whole staircase. Try to have courage and avoid believing stories with no facts behind them over the Christmas period. Family prove hard work, but you can win them round if you admit what is really going on in your life.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

You really have dived head first into a situation which the rest of the zodiac would probably never even consider. This is why you are such a diverse and memorable sign. You know that life is for living and you don’t always care what everyone else thinks of your decisions and actions. As long as you set the standards you know you want to live by, then you will be fine. Just don’t push faces you want to see onto close ones who you know don’t feel the same, or you will not leave any room for things to move forward.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

If you share others information with those around you then you must agree that it’s only fair if others do the same. Come on Aquarius, you have to admit to me that even though you have had a lot of dramas occur in 2018, you did not enjoy a single one of them. Try to work on the life you want to have, rather than the one you are trying to leave behind. Places you plan to visit are a sure indication of who you really want to spend your time with. Females in your life prove more problematic than usual. Be sure and ready to compliment them to win favour.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

Your feelings are sure to be written all over your face so try not to mix with those you find frustrating, or it could end up making this Christmas one of your messiest yet. Money is a subject you are trying to avoid, but I know that by facing your worries before the 14th that you can and will get all of the help you need plus more. Educational areas of your life will be talked about, but I see you do not have all the information possible at your fingertips. You may have to redo something you have already done.

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Your Dark Stars Horoscopes – December 2018

Jane Lyle, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

ARIES
Unexpected news affects your holiday plans early in December, with pleasing developments due around the Solstice on 21st December. These likely involve your finances, your travel plans, or both. Generally, it’s a very newsy, gossipy, even flirty month for you. Yet with your action packed ruler, Mars, in thoughtful Pisces, you’ll be wanting and needing more time for a little peace and tranquillity. You’ll sense undercurrents and obscure developments around you. It’s hard to hold back sometimes, but others have their own agendas, so playing a waiting game will keep you out of trouble. Once Mars bounds into Aries on 1st January, you should have more energetic power to influence events or forge your own individual path ahead. Yes, some of 2018 may have seemed a bit sticky and slow, thanks to Mars retrograde. But things are changing. So why not let frustrations go, and plan to make the most of January’s fiery wonders instead?

TAURUS
Venus is back in Scorpio, stirring up your autumn thoughts. This time you may see things differently, or be able to move past what’s been blocking your path in love or financial affairs this year. Some beautiful cosmic music plays for you in the days close to the Solstice on 21st December – feelings of love and harmony are soothing and uplifting and reveal what’s truly in your heart. Your natural desire for security remains strong, but try not to cling to the old tried-and-tested formula too tightly. Fabulous things can be gradually achieved by exploring history, learning about new places, or committing to a neighbourhood project or activity of some kind now, and in the New Year. A powerful solar eclipse begins 2019, firmly underlining this important theme in your life. You can cosy up in your nest for the moment, but be aware that you can’t snuggle up under that duvet forever.

GEMINI
Cascades of lively cosmic activity in Sagittarius means that others are about to bring good news, invitations, or challenges into your December world. What you learn around the time of the Solstice, on 21st December, could be really uplifting or represent a fantastic, lucky break. Travel opportunities, foreign friends, and long-distance alliances are all positive possibilities now, and on into 2019, when luck and opportunity are inextricably linked with other people in your life. Let things come to you, and sidestep scenarios where you push hard to get your own way. You’ll see why around the time of a creative new Moon on 7th December. With Mars in Pisces aligned with deceptive Neptune in early December, you’d be wise to steer clear of dubious plots and secret strategies too. Mercury, your guiding planet, turns forward on 6th December, and is all set to begin 2019 with some stunning information. So the less you try to nail things down now, the better. Let your energy fly free!

CANCER
Magnetic Venus, warrior Mars, and the mysterious Moon’s nodes are supporting your inner nature this December, making it a time when you feel juicier, and more comfortable in your own skin. Your salted caramel sensitivity is part of your zodiac birthright, yet you tend to pour excess energy into protecting yourself and your own security. Now, however, you can relax and blossom. Perhaps you’d like to tune in to some creative ideas, travel plans or imaginative visions for the future? Your dreams will be especially vivid around the days of the Solstice, when a magical full Moon in Cancer invites you to take a dip in an ocean of inspiration. Current working partnerships, in particular, benefit from refreshing changes early in 2019, and this is an opportunity to access five star gift- wrapped guidance from within and sketch out some possibilities. And if one connection must come to an end, know that there’s something better and more constructive waiting for you.

LEO
The Sun, Jupiter, Mercury and the new Moon (7th) in jovial Sagittarius are warming up your house of creativity, children, and romance this December. Enjoy those raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, and do make a special space in your life between 19th – 22nd to tune into the universe. The Sun channels some exciting electrical energy then, and Mercury and Jupiter promise big news or important invitations for many of you too. This expansive, curious and adventurous energy is a theme during 2019 – life’s about to open up in some way, either through a new love, children, or study and travel. All you have to do is open up. With Venus still in Scorpio, you may feel like staying at home more in December – but a wider world is calling you already. Be cautious with cash though, Mars in Pisces can be confusing, and you need to check terms and conditions with extra care when shopping or paying bills online. Overall, though, your December desires will carry on through into January when you can begin to take steps towards manifesting them.

VIRGO
Mercury, your ruling planet, turns forward on 6th December, just before a creative new Moon rises in Sagittarius on the 7th. What’s been stalled or stuck in your life can now get moving, although – patience! – it’s likely to be slow at first. This more helpful than annoying, because you may have changed your mind about a number of things in recent weeks. So although there’s that end-of-the-year pressure, please don’t feel you have to commit to anything one hundred per cent just yet. There’s a big shift coming in the days around the Solstice, and what you learn then offers a whole new range of choices and opportunities in love, or connected with your home and family. Some of you will move to a new area or even a new country in 2019, while others take a wild ride through some surprising family history. Meantime, partners and longstanding friends entertain you – sharing musical, spiritual, or storytelling events with them is especially magical this month.

LIBRA
Venus travels once more through mysterious Scorpio this December, so at one level you’re reliving and reviewing September and October. Maybe you were attempting to sort out a financial dilemma then? Or were you musing on an on-off love affair or creative project? If you failed to reach a conclusion, or found others difficult to deal with, you’ll be able to make progress now, and on into the New Year. A stable full of planets in sociable Sagittarius means news and conversations are looking lively – getting out and about between 1st and 21st December puts you in touch with all sorts of fascinating information, gossip, and intrigue. After that, you’re more of a homebody. Make the most of a quiet break during the holidays, for you’ll benefit so much from time to process what’s happened (or not happened) this year. Your partnerships and alliances need refreshing, too – the need for change, energy and imagination grows clearer in January.

SCORPIO
Once again, Venus is in Scorpio enhancing your magnetism and smouldering charisma. What happened in September and October may have puzzled you, but many mysteries will be solved this month – and what remains bewildering will be clear by January. Meantime, beware of spending too much time thinking about money. You’d be better off thinking about your values, and how much certain things mean to you. What matters most to you is in celestial focus for a whole year, and it’s time to see if you’re comfortably aligned with your own true self. Ambitions have been massively important in recent years, now there’s a subtle shift happening. Your communications may become more serious, or reach out into the world in new ways. Magical insights are winging their way to you around the Solstice, plus there’s Mars in Pisces energising curiosity, travel, and educational adventures. Feed your imagination with tales of buried treasure and ancient forests. Your astonishing determination has paid off, why not give yourself a holiday from the daily grind?

SAGITTARIUS
Well, Sagittarius, you’re truly in your element this December. With the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and a spiritual new Moon all in your sign your own lovely inner centaur gets a generous cosmic boost. And with Jupiter in Sagittarius for the next year, you’ve really got a chance to shine and develop your wise, humorous nature. Curbing restlessness and impulsive decisions is sensible though, as is awareness of boundaries, and being patient with others. If you’re eager to make changes, hold your horses! Some important news or developments during the week beginning 17th December could prompt you to rethink your current plans. Not only are the Sun and Uranus switching on all the lights in your house and heart then, but your ruling planet Jupiter links with Mercury to spark luck, news, or spontaneous travel invitations. And if you suffer from a Fear of Missing Out, relax. Your world expands further in the New Year.

CAPRICORN
Artistic, creative types and positively karmic connections are all around you this month. Enjoying some beautiful music, or wrapping up for a walk somewhere wild are also potentially inspiring now. With Saturn, your ruler, plus Pluto, in Capricorn your responsibilities and commitments are bound to be serious ones. This theme continues on into 2019 when the year kicks off with a potent solar eclipse in your sign. So you need to remember that all work and no play is never a great idea, and realise that much is still out of your control. Your own imagination and subconscious is rich and fertile, and with Jupiter there for a year you’ll realise just how much goes on beneath the surface. Connections with mysterious or spiritual people can be good for your wellbeing. And around the time when the Sun enters Capricorn at the spellbinding Winter Solstice you’ll be more tuned into your dreams and intuitions than usual. Seeing certain relationships in a new light is just one of the benefits, reawakening imaginative ideas from the past is another. Happy birthday month!

AQUARIUS
If you’ve been trying to attract someone’s attention, or galvanise others to join you in a project, you’ll finally begin to see some results this December. Maybe you’ve lost momentum, or turned away from something or somebody? Wait before slamming the door shut. Venus is moving forwards in Scorpio, and there’s a creative, flowing atmosphere when she connects with glamorous Neptune around the Solstice. You’ll also benefit from a vibrant link between the winter Sun and your modern ruler, Uranus, around the same date. Friends and associates are happy to listen to you, bringing out your very best quirks and originality this month. Meeting up with people can be uplifting, just be discerning and back off from those who leave you feeling drained. Holiday time can be full of duty and obligations, alongside joyful exchanges. So be good to yourself, you’re poised on the brink of a very interesting year of change and adventure.

PISCES
Mars in Pisces encourages you to act on your dreams. But stay grounded, for Neptune is in Pisces too and you don’t want to get lost at sea do you? Venus in watery Scorpio and the Moon’s nodes in Cancer both support your own liquid nature and emotional intelligence so you can deal with any Yuletide ghosts with courage and style. Spiritual love and beauty can arise from this Piscean pool, particularly around the time of a bewitching Solstice. And there’s more – for December brings you generous helpings of warm, optimistic Sagittarian planets. These all point the way towards your ambitions, future plans, and how you manifest things out there in the world. Remember luck is now on your side, with Jupiter favouring exploration and study in 2019. Simply avoid impulsive spending on last-minute items, and your finances should be okay too. More action on that front is needed in January, so be strategic and use your imagination and ingenuity rather than throwing money at everything.

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The Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, December 1

Jennifer Angel, Astrologer

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– Mercury enters Scorpio and gives you the courage to speak your truth. 

Aries MARCH 21-APRIL 19
You have a great deal of common sense; you resolve problems quickly and easily, which gains the respect from peers. But that’s with business, and when it’s about love, it’s as if the game rules have changed. Love can be exciting and frustrating, all at the same time. Be flexible.

Taurus APRIL 20-MAY 20
It may be the weekend, but if an opportunity arises for business, and something that can help boost your bank account, then your focus will quickly shift from your personal affairs to business. Venus and Uranus interact, and when Uranus is involved, things can be unpredictable.

Gemini MAY 21-JUNE 20
There’s still a lot you have to do before year’s end. With Mars in your work area, life is hectic, and you’ll need to organize your schedule to keep up with all the demands. To close off 2018, focus on priorities, budget your bank balance, and get ready for a new year.

Cancer JUNE 21-JULY 22
Venus and Uranus can present and opportunity to do something special for family. But if it costs money, then remember, no matter how much money you currently have, it’s not an endless supply, so don’t be tempted to spend more than you are comfortable with.

Leo JULY 23-AUG. 22
Saturn in your day-to-day area of productivity, interacts with Mars in your 2nd money house. Pay attention to how you spend your time and what you focus on. When it’s about money, you don’t want to be distracted.

Virgo AUG. 23-SEPT. 22
This weekend, try to de-stress from recent events. An astral interaction between Venus and Uranus can give you an opportunity to get a relationship back on track, but it’s likely you will be the one to make the first move. Reach out by starting a conversation.

Libra SEPT. 23-OCT. 22
Thanks to a connection between Venus and Uranus this weekend, there’s a chance for you to get a fresh start with relationships. The energy also can make you more impulsive than usual, so keep your spontaneity in check. Rash decisions can have long-lasting repercussions.

Scorpio OCT. 23-NOV. 21
If you find yourself constantly the one dealing with another’s crises, even if they are not your concern, it can still be unsettling. And with Venus in your sign it’s time for you to look after your own needs. Leave others to sort out their own issues.

Sagittarius NOV. 22-DEC. 21
The Sun, in your sign, interacts with motivational Mercury the communication planet and opens a doorway to learn something new, possibly about a different culture or language. Mix with friends who can offer you an intellectual challenge. When you connect with people you resonate with, your life can improve.

Capricorn DEC. 22-JAN. 19
A new opportunity for work can come through now, and luckily, you have the weekend to get prepared, because chances are, you won’t have a lot of time to do so. When opportunity knocks you need to act quickly, especially with the influence of combined Venus Uranus energy.

Aquarius JAN. 20-FEB. 18
Venus interacts with Uranus and inspires you to set goals for next year. Spend the weekend learning reviewing and learning about options that can help you progress. It may be time to try something new, it could result in you meeting interesting people and having remarkable experiences.

Pisces FEB. 19-MARCH 20
With Mars in your sign, and connecting with Saturn, you could find yourself looking for people who have substance this weekend. It’s also party season and a perfect time to go out and network. Put your best self out there; make contacts now to follow up in the new year.

–Jennifer Angel

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Get A Jump on Tomorrow….

Your Horoscopes for Sunday, December 2

Jennifer Angel, Astrologer

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Venus moves to Scorpio to join Mercury – a day to speak from your heart

Aries MARCH 21-APRIL 19
As Venus moves to Scorpio, it’s a time that inspires you to set goals for next year, especially for your personal life. Spend the weekend learning more about some of the things that could help you progress. Don’t be afraid to try something new, it could result in you meeting interesting people and having remarkable experiences. Life’s full of opportunities that are yours for the taking.

Taurus APRIL 20-MAY 20
If you find yourself constantly the one dealing with another’s crises, even if they are not your concern, it can still be unsettling. Some people love to be in the center of a drama and thrive on it; you, on the other hand, do not. Perhaps it’s time to weigh the benefits of this kind of tumultuous association and decide to part company.

Gemini MAY 21-JUNE 20
There’s still a lot you have to do before year’s end. With Venus moving to your work area, life’s about to get hectic and you’ll need to organize your schedule to keep up with all the demands. To begin 2019 efficiently, tie up all the remaining loose ends this year. But don’t knock yourself out trying; focus on your highest priorities.

Cancer JUNE 21-JULY 22
There can be changes at work, and if so, then use the weekend to think through which of the people want the best for you and which don’t. You’ll instinctively know when someone stretches the truth. Don’t expend your energy on them; use it to figure out a way you can best start working toward the career you want in a few years’ time.

Leo JULY 23-AUG. 22
This weekend can highlight what’s most important, especially when it concerns money but, since it is changeable energy, be ready to suddenly revise your plans. You thrive when you learn new things; sadly, not everyone can offer you the intellectual challenge you seek. But when you find people who fulfill your needs, your life can flourish.

Virgo AUG. 23-SEPT. 22
Don’t get caught in the holiday shopping fever madness. You may not be able to control all financial matters, but it’s wise to avoid impulsive spending. The planetary energy in your family zone this weekend can set off a long overdue dialogue that can be very freeing when you get to the bottom of a situation.

Libra SEPT. 23-OCT. 22
When you meet someone new, try to figure out if that person appreciates you as the sincere honest person you are or sees only what you have to offer. Being astute, it shouldn’t take you long. Don’t spend this weekend worrying about work. With Venus and Uranus turning their light on your love zone, prepare to enjoy a romantic encounter.

Scorpio OCT. 23-NOV. 21
No matter how much money you currently have, it’s not an endless supply. During the holidays, you might find yourself maxing out your credit cards, which could be a big mistake. With Venus moving to your sign, this is a very important time for you financially and the best choice would most likely be to aim for moderation.

Sagittarius NOV. 22-DEC. 21
This weekend, try to de-stress from recent events. The connection between Venus and Uranus can cause relationships to become unsettled, and that’s on your mind, too. All things considered, you deserve to have some fun. But be ready to face new challenges as well.

Capricorn DEC. 22-JAN. 19
Nobody comes close to having your common sense; you resolve problems quickly and easily, gaining the respect from all involved. However, as several things influence your chart now, you could find your normal logic is replaced with an emotional viewpoint when it comes to both work and family.

Aquarius JAN. 20-FEB. 18
It’s alright to do something impetuous this weekend, after all it is the holiday season, and a perfect time to go out and network. Not every moment of your life needs to be planned, where’s the fun in that! Put your best self out there on the social zone and you can make contacts now to follow up in the new year.

Pisces FEB. 19-MARCH 20
There’s a chance for you to get a fresh start with relationships during this time. The energy also can make you more impulsive than usual, so try to keep your urge for spontaneity in check. Keep in mind that rash decisions can have long-lasting repercussions

–Jennifer Angel

The Daily Tarot Card for December 1 is The Fool

The Fool

Keywords: open to possibilities, journey, quest (for something, to realize a dream, etc.)!

Astrological Correspondence: Uranus

The Fool is the card without a number. It usually is positioned at the beginning of the major arcana but can be either at the beginning or the end as it depicts our learning experience through life from beginning to end. The Fool signifies one’s potential and abilities. Embarking on his journey toward self-knowledge, the Fool is at the same time adventurous and fearful, seemingly open to all possibilities, yet apparently unaware of the dangers along the way. It is a card of pure adventure. Irrational impulses, foolishness, and poor judgment are some of the negative aspects of this card. At the end of his journey the Fool has learned life’s lessons and is aware of his place in the world and is at one with himself.

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The Daily Love Tarot Card for December 1 is Temperance

Temperance

The card says Romance with a capital ‘R,’ and it vibrates to a higher frequency. When it is real, you have no doubt someone loves you. It is why you love them so much. You are high on each other and the pursuit of happiness. Trust your instincts and wisdom. Resonate with confidence that attracts and holds the partner who looks for real substance and is sure they have found it in you

 

 

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The Tarot Power Card for December 1 is The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man

You’ve denied a call to action that came from the most important person: yourself. As a result of pushing away parts of yourself that you don’t like, you may find yourself going around in circles or not making any progress at all. You’re not the victim here, as you have the power to release yourself at any time. Trust your gut feelings more, even if it doesn’t look good on paper. You have to address this sometime soon.

 

 

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Your Daily Rune for December 1 is Fehu

 

Fehu

“Fay-Who” – Literally: “Cattle” – Esoteric: Mobile Property, New Beginnings, Wealth

Key Concepts: Wealth, money, food, sustenance, Hamingja, luck, personal power, circulation of power, financial strength, prosperity

Psi: Beginner’s Mind, presence, freedom, first impressions, young love

Energy: mobility, luck, charisma, dynamic power, liquid and mobile transferable energies, abundance, circulation, ‘mana’, sexual attraction

Mundane: money, recent purchases, reputation, freshness, fashionability

Divinations: New beginnings, social success, foresight, energy, travel, money, control; or greed, failure, atrophy, poverty, endings.

Governs:

  • Delegating your energy to another, power transference or projection; the sending rune
  • Drawing gravity into the personal sphere
  • Promotion of personal and social evolution, changing circumstances of importance
  • Increase in personal monetary wealth
  • Beginner’s mind and presence as a tool for consciously creating a fresh start

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The Daily Witches Rune for December 1 is The Crossed Spears

The Crossed Spears

Meaning: The presence of the spear signifies arguments, negative events, and all manner of strife of an upsetting nature. However similar to the ‘Tower’ tarot card if next to a positive rune it could mean the end of an argument or quarrel. If with the rings it means the healing or renewal of a relationship. If there are military connections it could mean promotion. If illness is within the equation it means a speedy and successful recovery.

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The Ogham Reading for December 1 is Onn-Gorse

Onn-Gorse

While it also may have thorns, Gorse is known for a vibrant yellow flower that can last almost year round. For this reason this plant has become a symbol of vitality. It may be hardy and have some thorns but it protects wildlife and shines bright for everyone to see. When you draw this letter keep in mind optimism, positivity, and vigor. With Onn you will prevail as long as you keep your flower in bloom!

Fortune – This Ogham tells you that you will prevail! Stay happy and optimistic and everything you seek will turn out great!

Your Animal Spirit Guide for Saturday, December 1 is The Deer

If a deer shows up, it means: You’ve been involved in some aggressive, negative circumstances and need to seek out safe, nurturing situations and people. More than ever, you need to trust your gut instinct. You’re poised for an enticing adventure, one that will take you down many different paths and lead to many important insights. Be gentle with yourself and others.

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Your Karmic Number for the Day is Five

Getting this 5 today means that you are moving in opposition of change. You have been marching in place. This is fine if you are only looking to increase your heart rate, but who wants to do that? If you want to see definite changes in your life then you need to find internal and external motivators to get you going. Locate the friends and family who have been giving you good advice. They care for your well-being. Recognize that and be grateful there are people to help you. Use this to develop your inner strength. In time, you will be taking giant leaps.

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Crack the Cookie

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The Wisdom of the Buddha

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.

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Your EarthSky News for December 1: Moon and Venus

Moon and Venus December 2 to 4

In the coming mornings – December 2, 3 and 4, 2018 – look eastward before sunrise for the moon and Venus. If your sky is clear, you can’t miss them! They’re always the brightest and second-brightest celestial bodies, respectively, to light up the night sky. Plus – around now – Venus is at its maximum brightness for this morning apparition, with its greatest illuminated extent falling around December 2.

The moon and Venus are so bright and beautiful that you’ll easily spot them at morning dawn. And, if you’re willing to get up an hour or two before sunrise, you can also see the bright star Arcturus to the north (left) of the moon and Venus, and the star Spica close to Venus.

If you peered at Venus through a telescope now, you’d find it in a waxing crescent phase. That’s because Venus passed between us and the sun on October 26, and its lighted half – or day side – is still facing mostly away from us. In early December 2018, meanwhile, the moon is waning, and the phase of the waning crescent moon and waxing crescent Venus are almost identical. Both worlds are now showing us disks that are about one-quarter (25%) illuminated by sunshine. If you have a telescope, remember … you’ll get a crisper view of Venus’ phase at dawn, when this brilliant world has climbed higher above your horizon and its glare has been reduced by the breaking day.

After today, the moon’s phase will continue to wane (get smaller) as the moon falls closer to the sunrise over the next several mornings. On December 5 and 6, 2018, the thin lunar crescent will swing by the planet Mercury, though Mercury will be quite hard to spot in the glow of morning twilight. Binoculars may help. See the chart below.

The good news is that Mercury is brightening day by day and, moreover, is coming up earlier by the day. So, by the middle of December, Mercury should become a fine morning object.

As the moon’s phase wanes, Venus’ phases waxes, as this world pulls ahead of us in its smaller, faster orbit, causing its illuminated or day side to slowly turn our way.

When Venus’ disk reaches its half-lit waxing quarter phase on January 6, 2019, this planet will be at its greatest elongation of 47 degrees west of the sun.

After Venus attains this milestone in the morning sky, this planet will begin slowly but surely sinking toward the sunrise. It’ll take many months to do this, as it moves ahead of us in orbit. Venus will finally pass more or less behind the sun from Earth – at what astronomers call superior conjunction – on August 14, 2019. At that juncture, Venus will transition out of the morning sky and into evening sky.

Now back to the current month! The moon will turn new, to swing more or less between the sun and Earth, on December 7, 2018. At that time, the moon will transition from the morning to the evening sky.

Mercury and Venus are called inferior planets because they orbit the sun inside of Earth’s orbit. Although Venus is about twice Mercury’s distance from the sun, Venus is nonetheless the hotter of these two worlds. Climate does not depend on the sun alone but also on a planet’s atmosphere. Venus’ thick atmosphere creates a greenhouse effect that brings Venus’ surface temperature to 864 degrees Fahrenheit (462 degrees Celsius).

Even though the moon and Earth are virtually the same distance from the sun, the moon’s daytime temperature is much hotter, and its nighttime temperature is much colder, than here on Earth. That’s because Earth has a protective atmosphere whereas the moon has no atmosphere of significance.

Bottom line: These next several mornings – December 2 to 4, 2018 – watch for the waning crescent moon to sweep by Venus, the solar system’s hottest planet. Some of you might also catch the moon near Mercury, the solar system’s innermost planet, on December 5.

Bruce McClure has served as lead writer for EarthSky’s popular Tonight pages since 2004. He’s a sundial aficionado, whose love for the heavens has taken him to Lake Titicaca in Bolivia and sailing in the North Atlantic, where he earned his celestial navigation certificate through the School of Ocean Sailing and Navigation. He also writes and hosts public astronomy programs and planetarium programs in and around his home in upstate New York.
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A Little Humor for Your Day

Time to Worry

Have you had your name legally changed to your craft name?
Does your craft name include the words crystal, moon or light?
Do you use a playboy bunny for your altar image of the Goddess?
Do you use a Chippendale dancer for your altar image of the God?
Have you ever blessed French fries, fried chicken, croissants or other exotic foods in ritual?
Have you ever blessed pop, coffee or other exotic beverages in ritual?
Do you believe that a banana and taco are fine representatives of the great rite on your altar?
Is your chalice a free plastic drink goblet from Las Vegas?
Have you ever used belly button lint as incense?
When you hug a tree, do you insist that the bugs that then crawl into your clothing are the tree ‘hugging back’?
Have you ever jumped over a fire nude while screaming ‘ooo ooo hot hot!’?
Have you ever jumped over a fire in a fireplace nude?
Is your sacred wand a drink stir-stick?
Have you ever tried to snort powdered incense?
Does your altar image of the Goddess include ‘several points of entry’?
Does your Goddess altar image vibrate?
Do you feel that chocolate flavored whipped cream is a valid part of the ‘Great Rite’?
Have you ever snorted ritual wine out of your nose at a joke someone made in ritual?
Have you ever spit ritual cake out at anyone in ritual?
Have you ever farted during a quiet point in ritual then tried to look innocent?
Have you ever tried to make the Great Rite a group thing?
Do you think that the original ‘Great Rite’ was actually just a really good ritual?
Have you ever used pyrotechnics (eg fireworks) for effect in ritual?
Have you never done an outdoor ritual because of the ‘bugs and icky nature’?
Would you feel some Kentucky fried chicken roasted over the ritual fire was a good and fitting offering to the Gods?
Do you feel that coffee in ritual is a right, not a privilege?
Is your offering plate a plastic Frisbee you got as a free promo?
Have you ever made incense from leftover cigarette butts?
Has your incense ever contained psychoactives just to add ‘color’ to your ritual?
Do you feel that a peppermint stick is a perfectly normal wand?
Have you ever shown up to work naked and insisted that as a pagan it is your right to do so?

Then it might be time to worry…..

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“Walk barefoot, listen to the wind, drink in the moon…. BE MAGICK”

Witches of the Craft’s Journal for Wednesday, November 28

“A witch who is bored might do ANYTHING.

People said things like ‘we had to make our own amusements in those days’ as if this signified some kind of moral worth, and perhaps it did, but the last thing you wanted a witch to do was get bored and start making her own amusements, because witches sometimes had famously erratic ideas about what was amusing.”

― Terry Pratchett, Legends 1

Current Planetary Positions

November 28, 2018
Tropical Zodiac

Sun: 05 Sagittarius 54
Moon: 12 Leo 10
Mercury: 03 Sagittarius 56 Rx
Venus: 27 Libra 50
Mars: 07 Pisces 41
Jupiter: 04 Sagittarius 22
Saturn: 07 Capricorn 31
Uranus: 29 Aries 14 Rx
Neptune: 13 Pisces 42
Pluto: 19 Capricorn 34

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The Solar Almanac for Wednesday, November 28

Sun Direction: 328.02° NNW↑
Sun Altitude: -71.91°
Sun Distance: 91.709 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2018 4:22 pm (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 6:45 am↑ 116° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:38 pm↑ 244° Southwest
Length of Daylight: 9 hours, 53 minutes

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Detailed Sun Facts

One million Earths could fit inside the Sun. …
The Sun contains 99.86% of the mass in the Solar System. …
The Sun is an almost perfect sphere. …
The temperature inside the Sun can reach 15 million degrees Celsius. …
Eventually, the Sun will consume the Earth. …
The Sun will one day be about the size of Earth.

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The Lunar Almanac for Wednesday, November 28

Moon Direction: 80.60° E↑
Moon Altitude: 17.58°
Moon Distance: 228660 mi
Next New Moon: Dec 7, 20181:20 am
Next Full Moon: Dec 22, 201811:48 am
Next Moonset: Tomorrow 11:46 am
Current Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 70.1%

timeanddate.com

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Moon Phase Calendar for November 28, 2018

Current Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous

Moon is Currently In the Sign of Leo

Moon in Leo:
You feel safe in moments when you can impress others and get praise and admiration. Yet, when you get into the spotlight, you may find yourself at a loss. Maybe you should admit your fear of criticism and your inability to accept criticism. It is very important to accept feedback and use it for improvement.

Organs influenced by Leo Moon Sign:
Organs: Heart, aorta, blood circulation, blood pressure, heart rate.
These organs are now more sensitive so provide them with extra care.

Surgical operations:
Surgical operations are recommended during the Waning Moon.
However, avoid surgeries of organs under the influence of the Moon Sign.

ASTROSEEK

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The changing appearance of the Moon, caused by the different angles at which it is illuminated by the Sun.

First Quarter: Right half of the Moon is illuminated

Full: The Sun and the Moon are in opposition; the entire disk of the Moon is illuminated

Last Quarter: Left half of the Moon is illuminated

New: The Sun and the Moon are in conjunction; the Moon is darkened because it lines up between the Earth and the Sun

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Did You Know….

The position of the Moon within the tropical zodiac, whose twelve 30 degree segments(signs) along the ecliptic were named more than 2,000 years ago after constellations within each area. Because of precession and other factors, the zodiac signs no longer match actual constellation positions.

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The Sky This Week from November 28 to December 2

Venus shines at its brightest before dawn while Mars still rules the evening sky.
By Richard Talcott

Wednesday, November 28

Algol can guide you to one of the finest binocular star clusters in the late autumn sky. Just after darkness falls, target the variable star through binoculars and place it at the bottom of your field of view. At the top of the field, you should see a hazy patch of light roughly the size of the Full Moon. This is M34, a collection of roughly 100 suns near Perseus’ border with Andromeda. Through 10×50 binoculars, M34’s brightest stars appear to twinkle against the unresolved glow of the cluster’s fainter members. To find more objects worth exploring these autumn nights, see “November’s 50 finest deep-sky objects” in the November issue of Astronomy.

Thursday, November 29

Last Quarter Moon arrives at 7:19 p.m. EST. It rises in the eastern sky shortly before midnight local time and reaches its peak in the south near sunrise tomorrow morning, by which time it appears slightly less than half-lit. Throughout this period, our satellite resides among the background stars of Leo the Lion.

Friday, November 30

Look high in the south after darkness falls this week and you should see autumn’s most conspicuous star group. The Great Square of Pegasus stands out in the evening sky at this time of year and, because it lies due south, it looks like a nearly perfect square. These four almost equally bright stars form the body of Pegasus the Winged Horse. The fainter stars that represent the rest of this constellation’s shape trail off to the square’s west.

Saturday, December 1

Venus appears brilliant from the time it rises a little before 4 a.m. local time until close to sunrise some three hours later. It stands about 25° above the southeastern horizon an hour before the Sun comes up. Shining at magnitude –4.9, it appears slightly brighter today than at any other time during this morning apparition. (The difference is essentially imperceptible, however — it appears less than 0.01 magnitude brighter today than it did yesterday or will tomorrow.) When viewed through a telescope this morning, Venus spans 40″ and appears one-quarter lit.

Sunday, December 2

The days of viewing Saturn in the evening sky are dwindling rapidly. You can find the ringed world about 10° high in the southwest 45 minutes after sunset. The planet shines at magnitude 0.5, more than a full magnitude brighter than any of the background stars in its host constellation, Sagittarius the Archer. Although the best views of Saturn through a telescope came earlier in this apparition, it never hurts to take a final look. This week, the planet’s disk measures 15″ across while the ring system spans 35″ and tilts 26° to our line of sight.

The Astronomy Magazine

Today is Wednesday, November 28

Wednesday is the day of the Teutonic deity known as Wodin or Odin, an aspect of the Allfather, god of knowledge, wisdom, enlightenment and combat, the parallel of Hermes, the planet Mercury.

Deity: Woden

Zodiac Sign: Gemini & Virgo

Planet: Mercury

Tree: Ash

Herb: Cinquefoil

Stone: Emerald & Sardonyx

Animal: Raven & Cat

Element: Air

Color: Red & Blue

Number: 6

Rune: Odal(O)

 

Celtic Tree Month of Ruis (Elder) (November 25 – December 22)

The Runic Half Month of Is (November 28 – December 12)

Goddess of the Month of Astraea (November 28 – December 23)

The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

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About The Goddess of the Month, Astraea

(November 28 – December 23)

Astraea is a minor but important goddess from Greek mythology. Known as the “Star Maiden” or “Star Goddess”, she is best known for being the last immortal to live among the humans on Earth before leaving in disgust of humanity’s brutality and wickedness.

There are arguments about who her parents are. She is the daughter of either Zeus (Greek God) and Themis or of Eos and Astraeus. She is often depicted as a winged woman, carrying a torch and the scales of justice. She is also said to have helped Zeus in battle, and is sometimes portrayed carrying his lightning bolts with her.

Astraea is most often associated with two of the major constellation myths, those of Virgo and Libra. While there is much debate about her role in Virgo mythology, I believe that she is the most likely candidate for the role of Virgo. Whether she is or isn’t the figure of the Virgo myth, she is definitely very closely connected to both Virgo and Libra mythology.

Some believe that Astraea’s image is the portrayed on the “Justice” card in the major arcana of the tarot. There is reason to believe that this is true. In the most famous rendition of the card’s artwork, a winged woman carrying a torch and thunderbolts stands beside the throne of Zeus. The name “Astrape” is inscribed above her.

Though often called “the virgin goddess”, Astraea is best known as a goddess of Justice, along with Dike (Greek mythology) and Erigone (Roman mythology), with whom she is often interchangeably mentioned. When she left Earth for the heavens, she essentially took the “Golden Age of Man” with her. Later literature inferred that once humanity realized what it had done, they hoped for her to return, inferring that she would bring the Golden Age back with her. This is notably similar to the “return of the messiah” in Christian mythology.

Though not one of the most well-known the Greek gods and goddesses, the Star Maiden’s influence has lasted throughout the years. Greek epics and English literature refer to her in poems over several centuries, including one by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

In modern mythology the image of Astraea is re-imagined in the video game “Demon’s Souls” published by Atlas Software in 2009. In the game, a character named “Maiden Astraea” rules over a land of sickness and disease. She is a beautiful, powerful, and once noble woman whose soul has been corrupted by demonic spirits and has charged herself with taking care of those living in the uncivilized, plague-infested land. This re-imagination combines the images of the goddess Astraea with the role of the immortal monster Echidna, who is also an important mother figure in Greek mythology. Whether this was intentional or not, it serves as an interesting example of ancient mythology transformed into modern mythology.

Gods-and-Monsters.com

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~ The Goddess Days of the Moon ~

Days 1-3 Dedicated to Persephone, the initiator

Days 4-6 Ruled by Artemis/Diana, the independent one of the wilderness, the impetus behind the newly planted seed

Days 7-9 Kore rules these lunar days, and she is seen as the Maiden of Menarche, the link between childhood and adulthood

Days 10-12 Ruled by Hera, Queen of Heaven and creatrix, representing the power of inspiration

Days 13-15 Demeter, the nurturer, rules these

Days 16-18 Dedicated to Gaia, the Earth Goddess

Days 19-21 Hestia, Goddess of Waning Moon, is the matriarchal grandmother, ruling and protecting her family

Days 22-24 Ruled by Medusa, the crone of death and spiritual release, the necessary destruction that allows a new cycle to begin

Days 25-27 Ruled by Hecate, queen of the underworld and the shades, she is seen as the one who allows departed souls to choose thier paths in the next phase of existence and rebirth

The remaining days of the moon – the dark days – are those of the unknowable Masked Goddess, who is present, but invisible.

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On Wednesday, November 28th, We Celebrate…..

Festival of Lights (New York)
CHIU-RANG-GURU

Themes: Water; Beauty; Overcoming; Victory

SYMBOLS: Rough Water; Light

About Chiu-rang-gura: This grouping of goddesses includes those who dwell in rapids, rough water, or waterfalls, and they can guide us through any rough waters that our lives face. Their name literally means “senders down of the current.” Thanks to water spirits like these, Niagara Falls has become a favorite tourist attraction, especially during this festival.

To Do Today: This breathtaking festival takes place nearly in my backyard. At this time of the year, Niagara Falls is bedecked with hundreds of lights, including colored floodlights that adorn the falls in potent beauty, accented by these goddesses’ vibrant power.

If you find yourself facing difficult times right now, know that the Chiu-rang-guru can ease the flow of problems. One way to magically mimic this is by using a freestanding Jacuzzi in the tub turned on high. Immerse yourself in this torrent, then speak the goddesses’ name and turn it down slowly. When you’ve reached the last setting, turn off the machine and pull the plug in the tub, letting those problems literally flow down the drain. The effect of this activity can be accentuated by using a black light in the bathroom, glitter in the water, and candles. This turns your tub into a light show in which you can wrap yourself in Chiu-rang-guru’s spirit and be renewed.

365 Goddess: A Daily Guide To the Magic and Inspiration of the goddess
Patricia Telesco

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Wednesday’s Associations

Color: Purple

Planet: Mercury

Metal: Mercury (Quicksilver)

Deities: Odin, Hermes, Lugh

Gemstones: Mercury, Athena

Crystals: Adventurine, Agate

Herbs: Aspen trees, lilies, Lavender, Ferns

Associations: Business, Communication, Loss and Debt, Travel.

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The Magickal Days of the Week: Wednesday

Wednesday is named for Woden himself, although the Romans called it dies Mercurii.This is a day associated with the color purple, the planet Mercury, and the metal quicksilver – which is also called mercury. See a pattern here?

When it comes to deities… yes, Mercury! However, there are a few other gods associated with Wednesday, including Odin and Hermes, Athena, and Lugh. Gemstones like adventurine and agate come in handy as well, as do plants such as aspen trees, lilies, lavender and even ferns.

Business and job-related issues, communication, loss and debt, traveling, and journeys are all tied in to Wednesday. This is a good day to do a working to open up lines of communication – especially if your own actions are preventing you from being an effective speaker or listener. Go someplace new or return to an old favorite stomping ground, step up your game, and settle up your accounts

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

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Wednesday Witchery

Be bold and daring today! Expand your knowledge of the Craft by working with the planetary energies of Mercury on this multifaceted day of the week. Consider the Greco-Roman gods Mercury and Hermes and all of the many lessons they have for you. Embrace change and movement, and work on your communication techniques. Conjure up a little good luck for yourself with that Mercury dime spell. Call on Athena to inspire you to try magickal arts and crafts and to be more creative in your own spellwork and witchery.

Meditate on Odin and see what you can discover about him. I wonder what sort of fabulous and fascinating magickal wisdom you will uncover? Odin is a shaman, after all; he may appear in many guises and faces. I guarantee that he will make you laugh at yourself before he is through with you, but you will learn. It’s up to you what you do with that knowledge. Will you let it shapeshift into wisdom?

Wednesday is the wild and wily day of the week, so try to go with the flow; don’t fight the quirky energies of the day. Most importantly, follow your heart, and always keep a good sense of humor, because of Wednesdays you will really need it.

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

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The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, November 28

Republic Day (Chadian)

Waning Moon

Moon phase: Third Quarter

Moon Sign: Leo

Incense: Marjoram

Color: Topaz

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Moon in Leo

Before we get into details about the Moon in Leo, let’s first learn more about the Moon itself. In Astrology, the Moon is considered a planet — the fastest moving one at that! Because it moves so quickly, it passes through each of the zodiac signs every month.

When the Moon is in Leo
Regardless of what your Moon sign is, a couple days each month we all feel the influence of the Leo Moon. When the Moon is moving through Leo, regardless of how you normally feel, you will have a stronger desire to let others how you feel. You’ll be more apt to tell people that you love them, or express your appreciation for them. This might also be a time when there’s a strong urge to turn the romance and passion in your life up a notch.

Because Leo craves attention and adoration, a Leo Moon could leave you feeling more insecure than usual which could lead to a dramatic flare-up if your needs aren’t met. If you are a bit more sensitive and vulnerable during this transit, ask those around you for the reassurance you crave.

Leo is a sign of ideas and a sign of expressing yourself. You’ll be inclined to pursue an artistic outlet such as dance or theater, or a business endeavor of some kind. It could also be a time of getting out and socializing so that you can “perform” for others. After all, all the world’s a stage during the Moon in Leo!

New Moon in Leo
During the mid-summer, when the Sun is in the sign of Leo, we have what is called a Leo New Moon. This is a very special time because New Moons are all about new growth and the beginning of new cycles. The Leo New Moon is concerned with self-expression, and showing what’s in your heart. So, this is when you’re beginning a relationship with a person, an idea, or a goal. You want to open your heart, and make your deepest desires become everything in your life. This is a great time to ask yourself if you’ve truly been doing the things that make you feel the most fulfilled.

Full Moon in Leo
Six months later, the Sun is in the sign of Aquarius which means we have a Leo Full Moon. Aquarius is very cold, and very distant from the heat of the Sun. The Full Moon in Leo brings a good balance to the depersonalized energy of the Aquarius sign. This transit reminds you that it’s okay to feel what’s in your heart, and to bring that out into the world. Full Moons are culminations so this is a great time to look at the seeds you planted during the New Moon and see if they’ve come to fruition.

–Tarot.com is Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2018

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The Witches Spell for Wednesday, November 28th

To Break the Powers of a Spell (against you)

Items that you will need in order to perform this spell:
1 large black candle
Cauldron or large black bowl

Ritual: Place the candle in the large black bowl or cauldron, affixing it with droppings of another black candle. The candle should be tall enough to extend a few inches above the rim. Fill the cauldron to the rim with fresh water, without welling the candle’s wick.

Deep breathe meditate, clear your mind and light the candle. Visualize the suspected spell’s power as residing within the candles flame. Sit in quiet contemplation of the candle and visualize the power flowing and growing within the candle’s flame.

As the candle burns down, its flame will eventually sputter and go out as it contacts the water. As soon as the water has extinguished the flame, the spell will be dispersed. See the spell power explode into dust. Pour water in a hole in the ground and bury the candle.

The Modern Day Spellbook: A Collection of Spells for the Modern Day Witch
R. Marten

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Scrying

Scrying is the name given to the ancient technique of gazing into an
object such as a crystal ball (or skull) for the purposes of divination.
Although some people can achieve visions from gazing into flames or even a shallow bowl of water or black ink, the clear quartz crystal ball is
the most common method.

Anyone can learn to scry. It is all a matter of practice. If you meditate it will be much easier. If you you ask a question – and place lots of energy in the answer – it will manifest faster for you.

The amount of time you use for scrying can vary from a few minutes to
half hour. You usually scry alone but more than one person can scry into
the same surface at the same time for information. Though some people go through rituals before they scry – it isn’t necessary. If you wish to ask your spirit guides for guidance go ahead. Some people say a little prayer and ask for the correct information to appear.

If you are using an object – crystal – mirror – just be sure it is
clean.

Scrying can be done with a number of different surfaces which include:
. Water in a dark bowl – or small pool
. Mirrors
. Crystals – Crystal Ball Gazing
. Tea Leaves – Coffee grinds embers in a fire at night
. A dimly lit / or candle lit room – looking into the eyes of another
person who sits across from you

During scrying – one gazes steadily into the scrying surface (feel free
to blink or allow your point of focus to wander a bit; this is not a method of self-inflicted torture). Eventually, you should be able to pick out shapes or images in the scrying surface; these may appear ascrude sketches, or occasionally with the clarity of a photograph. You will actually see these images with your eyes.

Once this happens, images may begin to form in your mind, no longer
projected onto the scrying surface. When this happens, allow your
attention to focus on these mental images. From this point forward, the
scrying surface is irrelevant; do not be distracted by it.

As the images become clearer, you will find that you know things about
what you are seeing Ð background information will come to the surface of
your mind. Pay attention to what you know about the images you are
seeing.

Surfaces which provide a random, high contrast visual texture, such as
black tea leaves in a white cup or orange sparks in a black ember, are
particularly good for the first stage of the scrying process. However,the  vividness of the visual images formed in this way may tend to pull your attention back from the purely mental images that should follow, thus disrupting the natural flow of ideas. Smooth, neutral surfaces, like the surface of a dish of black water, a crystal ball, or a black mirror, provide relatively few visual cues to get you started, but if you can make the transition to mental imagery quickly, the visual surface will obligingly fade into the background.

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Scrying With Crystals

If you are using a crystal select one that calls to you. Most people prefer a crystal ball or crystal skull. The crystal must be clear quartz – a larger crystal is best. The crystal will seem appealing to your eye. It does not have to be your ‘personal crystal’.

The crystal can be clear or have inclusions in it. Many have rainbows. Some develop cloudy areas when you scry with them. It is best to find a quiet place to scry, so that you can hear your thoughts without distractions and concentrate on the objects you see. Make yourself comfortable.

Adjust your surroundings as you would for a meditation: lighting, noise
level, temperature, clothing, glasses, shoes

Place the object:
. On a black cloth
. In good light – daylight – on a stand with a light beneath it – use a
flashlight – near candle light – not too close
. Between your hands / fingers
. Hold the object in one hand

You can prepare a tape recorder to record any messages you get from your scrying session. You can scry alone or with another person to talk to.
As you prepare to scry, be sure that your vantage point for viewing the
object is at good eye level. Remember that you will turn the object many
times to see different things within it.

Crystal are life forms and have a lot to say and share, they are communication devices. They send and receive signals. You just have to
learn to ‘tune in’ to their channel – listen with your thoughts and look
a the images that appear on the screen behind your eyes.

Older crystals will have more messages as they have experienced more
frequencies in their time on the Earth plane and stored more information. Many crystals are record keepers, especially those from ancient civilizations, such as Atlantis. Crystal skulls, made from very old crystals, are example of ancient crystals. They seem to have an endless amount of messages to give.

Most crystals have flat areas through which one can look. These areas are called windows or doors. Some people need time to adjust their frequency to that of the crystal so they can read into it. More experienced readers, such as myself, can pick up any crystal almost instinctively and feel the energies as if it is talking to me. They can heal you while you are working with them though you don’t realize it as first. They simple balance the energies in your physical and other bodies.

You can place your crystal over a light of some kind to get a better look at the inside. Crystal stores often have stands with light in them that you rest your crystal on. The light them penetrates through the crystal. I prefer holding crystals up to sunlight! It gives the best clarity.

As crystals change, depending on their surroundings, they do develop
different patterns within them from the energies they receive. When you are ready, have as much light as you can running through the crystal.

Place one or both hands – on either side of it.
Look deeply into the crystal.
Allow your eyes to focus on the images within the crystal.
Examine all of the shapes until you find one that calls to you.
Listen to your thoughts – as the crystal begins to connect its frequency
with yours.
Turn the crystal in various directions to see different images and get
different messages.
You will intuitively know what’s best.

Sometimes the images in the crystal may appear to move as you gaze at
them. You may want to close the light – then close your eyes – if they works better for you.

As with all psychic skills, this could take many attempts to master. If
the crystal is not in your frequency you may not receive any messages
from it. Try another crystal.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for Wednesday, November 28

Stop, look and listen. Any recently restored confidence could be temporarily short-circuited as Venus makes an off-kilter, 150-degree liaison with wounded-healer Chiron (4:04am), Vesta forms a caustic, 45-degree tie to Neptune (5:40pm), and less than three hours later another 45-degree encounter occurs between mythological brothers Jupiter and Pluto (8:29pm). Compared to the all-pervasive enthusiasm present this past Sunday and yesterday, this 24-hour time-period can prove rather disappointing. However, the moon in Leo always contains a creative reservoir of energy that you can use for advancement in favorite arts, crafts and hobbies. Plus, a fairly rare and inspirational, 72-degree aspect between Ceres and Pluto (11:52pm) has a nurturing power that can blunt some of the stress emanating from the three challenging sky cycles.

[Note to readers: All times are now calculated as Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Copyright 2018 Mark Lerner & Great Bear Enterprises, Ltd. 

Astrology.com

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The Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, November 28th

Jennifer Angel, Astrologer 

 – Book an astrological life coaching consultation with Jennifer

Leo Moon is big energy. Get emotional about your life and passionately go after what you want. Don’t hold back!

Aries
It can be best to remain silent when business matters come up for review, so you build in some thinking time. Before agreeing to anything, ask questions and try to see the situation from all angles. Once you’ve gathered all the facts, you will be in a better position to make decisions.

Taurus
Things are about to get busy, with work responsibilities, holiday obligations and invitations too good to decline. It can be a challenge to make time for everyone, but the excitement of life in the fast lane will be worth the organization you need to do to pull it together.

Gemini
For you to enjoy your job, there has to be some creativity in your work and not just a paycheck. A routine job will not only rob you of your energy but diminish your enthusiasm, too. Try to work out a schedule that lets you be productive and keeps you interested, too.

Cancer
Having worked strenuously for some time now, you’re ready to partake of some fun and games. But if work needs attention, get it out of the way before you begin partying. However, don’t try to get all your responsibilities checked off, or else you’ll never make it out of the office.

Leo
Finances are an important issue and now you have a good chance to take advantage of a possible opportunity. But don’t go celebrating before you have confirmation. Last minute changes are possible, and you need to make sure that the outcome is fair to everyone involved.

Virgo
It’s important to be consistent, and when you do what you say, the people with whom you deal won’t misunderstand you. They need to know that they can trust your word and that you can be relied upon. That’s what makes for long-lasting friendships and business connections.

Libra
There’s always room to improve productivity, no matter how high up the ladder of success you’ve reached. It may seem that you’ve struggled along the journey to get to the top, but don’t give up. Stay positive, and you’ll see that hard work does pay off.

Scorpio
When you need to have a discussion around finances, even if it is personal, make an appointment and treat it in a businesslike manner. You want to make sure there’s no confusion when it concerns money in your bank account. To reduce possible mix-ups, follow up in writing.

Sagittarius
You are most likely more knowledgeable about a certain subject at work but be careful not to come across as a know-it-all. Your opinions count, and if you present them in a diplomatic way, people will listen. It always pays to be on good terms with colleagues.

Capricorn
Expect to be more in demand this week than usual and, as such, get ready to accept invitations to social events. Life is not all about work, Capricorn, and since you could meet someone special at one of these gatherings, make sure you look your best. Be open to romantic possibilities.

Aquarius
Be careful of neglecting a friend or lover. To reassure him or her, explain that your absence is job-related and does not reflect how you feel. As life gets more hectic, don’t forget to allot time to those who matter to you most.

Pisces
Having Jupiter in your work and business zone turns your mind into a creative idea machine and gets you to share these ideas with influential people. This is a busy time, and if you can stay focused, the contacts you make now can help you move forward.

Jennifer Angel

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What’s Your Power Color?

See which color holds the most powerful energy for you!


Colors carry energy, and certain colors can bring out something in you that makes you truly shine. They can enhance confidence, calm restless energy, empower strength, and so much more. Keep reading to see which color brings out the most powerful traits in YOUR zodiac sign!

Aries color: Red

The color red stirs Aries’ soul and enhances passion, energy, and initiative. It’s the color of excitement and assertion, which supports Aries’ active nature and eagerness for life. Red demands attention — and Aries is a sign that doesn’t like to be ignored. It’s also no surprise that Aries’ ruling planet, Mars, is known as “The Red Planet.” The more shades of red Aries surrounds itself with, the greater their natural powers can be.

Taurus color: Green

Fresh green nurtures Taurus’ spirit and reinforces its connection to nature and growth. Just like the lush pastures the Bull resides in, green represents growth, and Taurus is a sign of absolute progress. The return of green in the springtime — Taurus’ season — further enhances its connection to this sign.

Gemini color: Yellow

Inspiring yellow lifts Gemini’s spirit and triggers curiosity and brilliant thoughts. This inspiring and life-giving color shines through in Gemini’s exciting, upbeat nature. Mimicking the warm Sun, yellow lightens and brightens everything around it. As the color of the mind and the intellect, yellow enhances Gemini’s mental powers and focus.

Cancer color: White and silver

Bright white and silver connect Cancer with its intuition and provide a clean, clear slate. Like the glistening surface of water or the shining face of the Moon, silver and white are colors of intuition and purity. They increase Cancer’s sensitivity and understanding, allowing love to flow at its deepest level.

Leo color: Gold

Glistening gold empowers Leo’s warm heart and strengthens its positive spirit. Shining with royalty and class, gold has always been a symbol of power and prestige. So it’s no wonder Leo — the King of the Jungle — is stirred by this expressive hue. Gold gives Leo the attention it wants, and supports its generous nature and warm, optimistic outlook on life.

Virgo color: Green and brown

Classic, natural brown and green keep Virgo grounded and focused on continuous growth. Brown represents stability, and supports the careful and methodical approach the Virgin takes to life. In nature green is the color of growth, and strengthens Virgo’s lifelong plight toward self-improvement.

Libra color: Pink and blue

Airy pink and light blue help to open Libra’s heart and soften its presence. These pale hues bring a calming and likeable presence to Libra’s personality. Symbolizing a cool, subtle breeze, light blue increases clarity and balance, while pink invokes Libra’s sweet and loving nature.

Scorpio color: Black

Dark and mysterious black keeps Scorpio intensely inquisitive and focused on transformation. Black represents the depths where the Scorpion resides, and strengthens its drive to look below the surface and question everything. In western culture the color black is associated with death and rebirth, enhancing Scorpio’s strength of letting go and its ability to transform itself.

Sagittarius color: Purple

As the color of spirituality and awareness, lush purple pushes Sagittarius’ philosophical mind toward enlightenment and openness. Also a color of abundance, purple encourages Sagittarius’ natural luck and positive nature, and drives it to continuously broaden its horizons.

Capricorn color: Brown and grey

Earthy grey and brown help Capricorn find the strongest and most practical path to take in life. These strong but neutral colors enhance Capricorn’s solidity, reliability, and traditionalism. A combination of extremes — white and black — grey increases the conservative nature of Capricorn and its no-nonsense approach to life. Brown represents stability, and can greatly benefit the Goat’s steadfast determination as it strives to reach its goals.

Aquarius’ color: Blue

Calming blue helps encourage Aquarius’ brilliant ideas and balance its restless energy. Just like the sky and the waters Aquarius is so closely connected to, blue represents vastness and creates a smooth flow of ideas, conversation, and experimentation. Fun fact: Uranus — Aquarius’ ruling planet — is also blue!

Pisces color: Light green

Perfectly pale green brings about healing and renewal and connects Pisces with its subconscious. As the color of life, light green represents renewal and inspiration, encouraging the healing and rejuvenating energies that Pisces is known for.

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Get A Jump On Tomorrow….

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, November 29th

Jennifer Angel

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Virgo Moon can help you keep things in perspective.

Aries
It takes time and effort to build relationships. And right now, career help could come from people who can vouch for you. With Mercury and the energy of optimistic Jupiter influencing your grand plan dreams, it’s important to mix with those you respect and trust.

Taurus
The energy of Mercury and Jupiter can give you an opportunity to work with others to increase your financial security. Mixing business with pleasure could be very good right now as well, but check the guest list to ensure that someone significant has not been left out.

Gemini
Life does not stand still, and even when you seem idle, your mind still races. And you can expect to be even busier with personal arrangements, now that Mercury and Jupiter are both opposite your sign. But before you go ahead with plans, check that nobody has changed their mind, as Mercury is retrograde.

Cancer
You are one of the most giving signs of the zodiac, but don’t let anybody take advantage of you. As Mercury and Jupiter both influence your daily schedule, make sure you have enough time planned out for your own needs.

Leo
You are self-assured enough to accept that not everyone is going to be on your side, but you also don’t want to turn people off by being overly confident and coming across as self-important. When trying to get someone’s attention, show your sincerity.

Virgo
There’s a big difference between doing what you want and what needs to be done. And if you don’t make a choice one way or another, you could miss out on opportunities. Do take time to think things over, but come to a conclusion soon. Make a decision and don’t feel guilty about it.

Libra
Unsolicited advice is not always welcome, unless it’s directed at very close friends and you know they won’t mind. And, even then, they still may choose not to listen, so don’t get too invested in the outcome. People may claim to want help but, actually, they just want someone to hear them out.

Scorpio
Don’t be a spendthrift over the holidays unless you can really afford it. With Mercury and Jupiter both in your area of finances, it can indicate that there may be financial details you need to know about.

Sagittarius
For you, Sagittarius, your schedule is always busy, that’s the way you like it. And with Mercury, Jupiter and the Sun all in your sign, be careful not to be so busy that you gloss over an important discussion. You will want to get the facts, and preferably in black and white.

Capricorn
Think carefully before you decide to share a confidence with someone at work or to do with business. Not everyone can be trusted to keep your secrets under wraps. It may highlight someone’s intentions, but you could find out about their loyalty the hard way if they decide to go behind your back with sensitive information.

Aquarius
Communication planet Mercury and Jupiter can highlight the need for a discussion with a friend in relation to monetary matters. The astral aspect can help uncover different options. Keep an open mind; someone’s different opinion could be worth a closer look.

Pisces
A discussion at work can have an effect on your relationship in some way. And if you need to do more hours over the holidays than expected, then tell the people who are special to you, so they don’t think you’re ignoring them. An openhearted discussion can solve just about anything.

Jennifer Angel

The Daily Tarot Card for November 28 is The Sun

Keywords: joy, friendship, union, stability, brotherly love!

Astrological Correspondence: Sun

The Sun card stands as a symbol for the paternal, masculine energy, the cosmic father, and brotherly love. Being regarded as the primary source of life, light, and warmth, the Sun banishes the darkness so that we may see our path clearly and are enlightened within. As a result, we can see the truth and understand its impact. The Sun card is representative of energy, good health, virility, opportunity, generosity, self-confidence, success, marriage, children, and material wealth. These positive elements provide us with the confidence that we will be successful in all our endeavors, be it in the spiritual, material, or emotional realm. We need to be aware of the negative elements such as boisterousness, arrogance, vanity, and false appearance that can induce failure or uncertainty.

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Your Daily Love Tarot Card for November 28 is The Moon

The Moon

The Moon is a timepiece that says conditions are changing. However, you should proceed cautiously. In love, go lightly and give things the time and the opportunity to take root. In life, it is a moment between the end of old ways and the beginning of new. And, beginnings should be nurtured as one cares for a plant. The seed is the initial decision for which it is time.

 

 

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Your Tarot Power Card for November 28 is The Tower

The Tower

You may feel trapped. Sometimes this card appears when somebody you love is imprisoned or kept away from you. This feeling of confinement may be self-imposed, or it may be placed upon you by somebody who feels the limitations are best. You can use this to avoid dealing with problems for now, but there’s no way to break out with force. Instead, argue diplomatically for the rights for freedom, even if this battle must be waged against your own mind!

 

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Your Daily Rune for November 28 is Mannaz

 

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

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Your Daily Witches Rune for Wednesday, November 28 is The Rings

The Rings

Keywords: Love, relationships.

Meanings: The Rings is the rune of love and when it is the leading stone, it is a positive answer to your question. It is very much a rune of relationship and can indicate engagement, marriage or a new/renewed relationship. It can also indicate the need for a fresh approach to an existing relationship.

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Your Ogham Reading for Wednesday, November 28 is Huathe-Hawthorn

Huathe-Hawthorn

The Celts often believed the hawthorn to be a portal to the Otherworld. The hawthorn is a hardy plant commonly used for hedges and great firewood. It can even be an invasive species at times. The key points to remember with the letter Huathe are obstacles, walls, and obstructions. Its ability to form a natural wall gives the diviner an idea in what this symbol can mean to them and their lives.

Fortune – To overcome obstacles and walls you must make a personal sacrifice, to gain we must lose something of ourselves!

Your Animal Spirit Guide for November 28th is The Dragonfly

Dragonfly is the power of light. The dragonfly inhabits two realms: air and water and the influence of both these elements will be felt by Dragonfly people. Dragonfly is the essence of the winds of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment; and the communication fro the elemental world. Dragonfly medicine beckons you to seek out the parts of your habits that need changing. Call on Dragonfly to guide you through the mists of illusion to the pathway of transformation. Dragonfly brings the light and color of transformation into your life.

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Your Daily Karmic Number for November 28 is One

Hansel and Gretel dropped breadcrumbs in the woods to find their way back home. But the crumbs got eaten up and they ended up lost – and almost fell victim to a witch. What does this have to do with your 1 result today? You have lost your way because you are following too much of other people’s advice. This is a time to turn a deaf ear to any guidance not coming from your inner self. Meditate or just do nothing for five minutes. The answers will come to you, from within. Listen carefully and be confident in their advice.

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Crack the Cookie

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The Wisdom of Buddha

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.

Your Earth Sky News for November 28: Sun enters Ophiuchus on November 30

November 30, 2018. If you could see the stars in the daytime, you’d see the sun shining in front of the border of the constellations Ophiuchus and Scorpius on this date. The sun crosses a constellation boundary, into Ophiuchus.
At about this time each year, the sun passes out of Scorpius to enter Ophiuchus. Like Scorpius, Ophiuchus is a constellation of the zodiac … but unlike Scorpius, Ophiuchus is not one of the traditional twelve zodiacal constellations.

The sun will remain in front of Ophiuchus until December 18.

The ecliptic – which translates on our sky’s dome as the sun’s annual path in front of the background stars – actually passes through 13 constellations, as defined by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), although this is not commonly known. After all, when you read the horoscope in the daily newspaper or a monthly magazine, you see only 12 constellations, or signs, mentioned.

There are the 12 traditional zodiacal constellations that have been with us since ancient times. The relatively recent addition of Ophiuchus as a member of the zodiac has increased the number to 13.

Today’s constellation boundaries were drawn out by the International Astronomical Union in the 1930s.

Look at the chart carefully, and you’ll see that the border between Ophiuchus and the constellation Scorpius for the most part lies just south of, or below, the ecliptic. In ancient times, the Ophuichus-Scorpius border was likely placed to the north of, or above, the ecliptic. Had the International Astronomical Union placed its constellation boundary where the ancients might have, the sun’s annual passing in front of Scorpius would be from about November 23 till December 18, not November 23 to November 30.

Bottom line: As seen from Earth, the sun passes in front of the constellation Ophiuchus each year from about November 30 to December 18.

Witches Of The Craft’s Journal for Tuesday, November 27th

Life is filled with challenges
And days both good and bad
But we will face the ups and downs
And try not to be sad
We’ll count our blessings every day
Be grateful every night
We’ll bend when bending is the best
And keep our spirits light
And when shit happens, as it will
And trouble dogs our feet
We’ll life our chins and just go on
Remembering life is sweet
Thanks to our Divine Mother.

Custom Planetary Positions

November 27, 2018
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun: 04 Sagittarius 45
Moon: 25 Cancer 54
Mercury: 05 Sagittarius 30 Rx
Venus: 27 Libra 22
Mars: 06 Pisces 58
Jupiter: 04 Sagittarius 07
Saturn: 07 Capricorn 24
Uranus: 29 Aries 17 Rx
Neptune: 13 Pisces 42
Pluto: 19 Capricorn 32

 

The Solar Almanac for Tuesday, November 27

Sun Direction: 269.34° W↑
Sun Altitude: -35.74°
Sun Distance: 91.727 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2018 4:22 pm (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 6:44 am↑ 116° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:38 pm↑ 244° Southwest
Length of Daylight: 9 hours, 54 minutes

Secrets of Solar Magick

Sunwise Turning (called “Deosil” or “counter-clockwise) brings flourishing good but to turn clockwise (also known as “Widdershins” and clockwise) encourages the forces of the Night and can halt spirits intheir flight.
Pointing at the sun or sweeping in its direction can cause one to suffer from loneliness for a season.

“Sun Wading” is the practice of setting a vessel of water out to catch the rays of light at daybreak. The reflection of the sun must be clear and unwavering until it moves out of sight (in the bucket or vessel). This forecasts good weather if the image does not ripple.  Should this be done on the first week of April, it will predict the quality of weather for the whole year ahead.

The Enchanter’s Almanac(First Edition)
Murray T. Paschal

 

The Lunar Almanac for Tuesday, November 27

Moon Direction: 58.51° ENE↑
Moon Altitude: -6.68°
Moon Distance: 227907 mi
Next New Moon: Dec 7, 20181:20 am
Next Full Moon: Dec 22, 201811:48 am
Next Moonrise: Today8:17 pm
Current Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 81.6%

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Moon Phase Calendar for November 27, 2018

Current Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous

Moon is Currently In the Sign of Cancer

Moon in Cancer:
Your feeling of safety is now related to your home, family and related activities such as cooking and gardening. You may be prone to emotional fluctuations; you should learn to forgive and forget in order to avoid depression from thinking too much about things. Your perception of the world can be very subjective; try to create a certain distance without being bitter. Due to your rich emotional manifestation you can create a real sense of belonging in the world.

Organs influenced by Cancer Moon Sign:
Organs: Stomach, mucosa, ovary, womb, vagina, breast, pleura, peritoneum, lymph system, sternal bone.

These organs are now more sensitive so provide them with extra care.

Surgical operations:
Surgical operations are recommended during the Waning Moon.
However, avoid surgeries of organs under the influence of the Moon Sign.

ASTROSEEK

 

If weather prediction piques your interest, just pay a little attention to the Moon and the symbols that surround Her. With some keen observation and a bit of practice, you can learn to outdo even your favorite television meteorologist. The weather-related Moon adages below will get you started.
• Pale Moon doth rain, red Moon doth blow, white Moon doth neither rain nor snow.
• When Full Moon’s shadow fills the Crescent, fair weather comes to king and peasant.
• When a circle appears around the Moon, snow or raindrops will fall soon.
• Should a ring around the New Moon be, expect disasters out at sea.
• Should a red Moon rise with large clouds nearby, a half-day brings rain from the sky.
• If October’s Full Moon brings no frost, none comes till the next Full Moon is tossed.
• The closer New Moon’s arrival to Christmas Day, the longer the Winter stays to play.
• When the Crescent bears sharp pointed horns, a tempest of the winds is born; but should the horns be blunt and dull, fair weather stays at least till Full.

Everyday Moon Magic: Spells & Rituals for Abundant Living (Everyday Series)
Dorothy Morrison

 

Astronomy for Tuesday November 27

3:44 am – Moon enters Leo

4:14 am – Sun conjunct Mercury 05 03 puts the focus on your thinking and communications, making this a very busy time mentally. Your mind will be on the ball which favors lots of interactions, clearing paperwork and bills, receiving and sending letters and emails, and short trips around town. Mercury rules communication, thinking patterns, rationality and reasoning, short distance transport, news and information.

4:30 pm – Mars sextile Saturn x

5:27 pm – Mercury conjunct Jupiter 04 18 regulates your energy and drive to give the determination and endurance to succeed. You can methodically plan out your course of action in the most efficient way. A strong work ethic and attention to detail means you can attack complex and difficult tasks. This aspect especially favors manual work such as construction or mechanics. However, your patience and ambition means you can succeed in anything you passionately desire.

The Astrology King

Today is Tuesday, November 27

Tuesday is dedicated to the powers of the planet Mars, personified in Ares, Tiwaz, Tiw, Tuisco and Tyr. Tuesday rules controlled power, energy and endurance.

Deity: Tiwaz

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Planet: Mars

Tree: Holly

Herb: Plantain

Stone: Agate

Animal: Crab

Element: Fire

Color: White

Number: 2

Rune: Tyr (T)

Celtic Tree Month of Ruis (Elder) (November 25 – December 22)

The Runic Half Month of Nyd (November 13 – November 27)

Goddess of the Month of Cailleach/Samhain

The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

 

Almost all of the month of November is coincident with the goddess -calendar month of Samhain,, the feminine personification of the November cross-quarter day. The goddess is an aspect of the Cailieach. Her month expires at midnight on 27 November, to be followed by the month of Astraea.

 

On Tuesday, November 27th, We Celebrate…..

Shalako (Southeastern United States)
MINA KOYA

Themes: Weather; Health; Ghosts; Blessing

Symbols: Salt

About mina koya: The salt goddess of the Pueblo Indians, Mina Koya is often venerated during autumn festivals for her power to cleanse, protect, and preserve things, including our homes and traditions. Her healing power becomes all the more important as winter’s chilly hold gets stronger.

To Do Today: A New Mexican festival, Shalako is an all-night ritual of dancing and chanting to bless homes, commemorate the dead, bring good weather, and improve health for all participants. One tradition that honors Mina Koya and draws her well-being into the sacred space of home is that of noise making. Take a flat-bottomed pan and sprinkle salt on it. Bang this once in every room of the house (so some of the salt shakes off). This banishes negativity and evil, replacing it with Mina Koya’s blessing. To improve the effect, chant and dance afterward, sweeping up the salt and keeping it for the weather charm that follows. Or, flush the salt down the toilet to flush out any maladies.

If it’s been wet or snowy and you need a reprieve, bind a little salt in a white cloth and bury it. The weather should change temporarily soon thereafter. This bundle will also protect your home and its residents from damage by harsh weather for as long as it stays in the ground nearby.

365 Goddess: A Daily Guide To the Magic and Inspiration of the goddess
Patricia Telesco

 

Tuesday’s Magick

Tuesday – Is associated with Mars

Colours of – Red, Pink and Orange.

Tuesday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Passion, Partnerships, Courage, Swift Movement, Action, Energy, Strife, Aggression, Sex, Physical Energy, Sports, Muscular Activity, Guns, Tools, Metals, Cutting, Surgery, Police, Soldiers, Combat, Confrontation, Business, Buying and Selling Animals, Mechanical Things, Repairs, Gardening, Woodworking, Hunting and New Beginnings.

 

Ritual Crafting for Tuesday

Ruling Planet: Mars

Perfume: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli

Incense: Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Color: Red

Influences: Destination, War, Courage, Surgery, Physical Strength

-A Book of Pagan Rituals
Herman Slater

 

Tuesday’s Witchery

Tuesday is the day to work any magick that falls in the category of increasing strength, courage, bravery, and passion. All of these intense emotions are linked to this day’s energies, and spells designed around these themes will have extra punch when performed on this magickal day
So, let’s add a little passion and conviction into your life! Break out the daring red pieces of your wardrobe, and put a little pizzazz into your day. Work with Lilith, and see what she has to teach you about personal power and sexuality. Meditate onTiw/Tyr and Mars, and see what those ancient warrior gods will show you about new tactics, strategies, and claiming personal victories in your life. Practice conjuring up that astral weapon from the meditation and use it wisely for protection and for courage.
Create a philter for courage and protection or handcraft your own Witch’s jar to remove negativity from your home. See what other Witch crafts you can conjure up with Tuesday’s magick. Create some kitchen magick on this Tuesday by whipping up a spicy stew-add in a few Mars-associated ingredients such as carrots, peppers, and garlic. Empower the stew for success, and then treat yourself and your family to a good, hearty meal. Try working with a little aromatherapy and burn some spicy or coffee-scented candles to increase your energy level.

Check the sky at night, and see if you can find the reddish planet Mars up in the heavens. Not sure where to look? Check an astronomy magazine or search the Web for more information. Become a magickal warrior and move forward in your life with strength, courage, and compassion.

Embrace the side of yourself that loves a good challenge and that is passionate and daring! Banish fear, and face your future with strength and conviction. Believe in yourself and in your dreams, work hard, and you will win every time.

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

 

The Witches Almanac for Tuesday, November 27

Feast of St. Virgilius

Waning Moon

Moon phase: Third Quarter

Moon Sign: Cancer

Moon enters Leo 3: 35 am

Incense: Bayberry

Color: Scarlet

 

WANING MOON

This period belongs to the Dark Maiden and occurs when the Moon shrinks from full to dark, but it doesn’t mean that Her power is ebbing. In fact, it’s the perfect time to perform efforts that require any sort of shrinkage, elimination, or separation. Good candidates might include weight loss, poor health, debt relief, a gradual separation from damaging relationships, the termination of a bad habit, or the removal of some annoyance from your life. No matter the problem, getting rid of it is easier when the Moon is going down.

What some practitioners don’t realize, though, is that the Waning Moon really packs a wallop during its first three to seven days. This period, which occurs just after the Full Moon, is commonly known as the Disseminating Moon, and is excellent for problems that require a complete and final ending. Therefore, work that involves divorce, complete eradication of an addiction or serious health problem, or personal closure of some sort is very effective at this time.

Everyday Moon Magic: Spells & Rituals for Abundant Living (Everyday Series)
Dorothy Morrison

 

The Witches Spell for Tuesday, November 27th

(Perfect for the Waning Moon Phase)

Spell to Relieve Bad Habits

Materials
1 black candle
1⁄8 teaspoon ginger
Vegetable oil
Paper and pen
Permanent black marker
Fireproof dish

Anoint the candle with oil and roll it in the ginger, then light the candle and list all of your bad habits on the paper. If you like, increase the list by adding any unsavory characteristics you’d like to alleviate as well. Once you’re finished, use the marker to draw a big black X through everything on your list. Then muster up an attitude and throw the paper to the floor, stomping it with your feet, and screaming something like:

I stomp on you, you’re hurt and weak,
Your power’s gone, your future’s bleak

Pick up the paper and tear it to bits while yelling something like:

I tear you up, you cannot live
No more grief to me you’ll give

Dump the pieces of paper in the fireproof dish and laugh out loud at them. Then set them on fire, saying something like:

By flame of fire I take your life
In ash you cannot cause me strife

Finally, toss the ashes in the toilet and flush them down, saying:

And now into the sewer I throw
These things that used to cause me woe
I’ve flushed them from my life today
And away from me, they must now stay.

Let the candle burn out and know that these troubles are now history.

Everyday Moon Magic: Spells & Rituals for Abundant Living (Everyday Series)
Dorothy Morrison

 

Witch Tip #117 for Tuesday, November 27

Try to wait a couple of days (if you can afford to) before performing a spell, especially one that involves other people. Circumstances can change quickly and new information can surface that may change your mind.

Witch Tips : The Essential Guide to Contemporary Witchcraft
A. Rayne

Before Time Was

a creation myth by Scott Cunningham

Before time was, there was The One;
The One was all, and all was The One.
And the vast expanse known as the universe was The One,
all-wise, all-pervading, all-powerful, eternally changing.
And space moved.
The One moulded energy into twin forms,
equal but opposite, fashioning the Goddess and God
from The One and of The One.
The Goddess and God stretched and gave thanks to The One,
but darkness surrounded them.

They were alone, solitary save for The One.
So They formed energy into gasses into suns and planets and moons; They sprinkled the universe with whirling globes and so all was given shape by the hands of the Goddess and God.
Light arose and the sky was illuminated by a billion suns.
And the Goddess and God, satisfied by their works, rejoiced and loved,
and were one.

From their union sprang the seeds of all life, and of the human race,
so that we might achieve incarnation upon the Earth.
The Goddess chose the Moon as Her symbol,
and the God the Sun as His symbol,
to remind the inhabitants of Earth of their fashioners.

All are born, live, die and are reborn beneath the Sun and Moon;
all things come to pass there-under,
and all occurs with the blessings of The One,
as has been the way of existence before time was.

 

Spirit Message of the Day – Be Present. As Above, So Below

THINK BIG

“Whatever You Want…Wants You!”

“Imagine that there’s another world, beyond the reach of your physical senses, just outside of time and space; a world that mirrors your own – not the physical things, but the intangibles; a world that mirrors your thoughts and dreams, your beliefs and expectations. And imagine that every thought you entertain comes to life in this other realm with a single mission: to “jump worlds” and join you in time and space.”

“Now, imagine that these two worlds run exactly parallel to one another and that they’re invisibly fused together in the here and now. Pretend that every here and now comes from this other world, from all your prior thoughts, not from your past, not from the world of time and space that surrounds you.”

“Do you Realize what this would mean? It would mean that your future, beginning today, will Not unfold based on your past or based upon the existing conditions of your life, but Will unfold based entirely upon your thoughts and dreams, your beliefs and expectations.”

“OK, you can stop pretending and imagining because this is exactly how things really are. This is why all things are possible! All things come from thought, and your thoughts are determined by you. How cool is that?”

Today’s message is from the Mike Dooley book entitled Choose Them Wisely – Thought’s Become Things

–Originally Published On Spiritblogger’s Blog

Weekly Forecast: November 25 – December 1, 2018

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 25 – December 1, 2018

11/26 ~ Sun (identity) ~conjunct~ Jupiter (expansion):

Once a year, these two link up and expand your life & consciousness. It’s time to infuse your personal story with a new level of individual Truth. You have learned & experienced a lot in one year and now you are supported to integrate (and apply) all that you’ve discovered. This energy expands your sense of Self, and inspires you to new heights within. It indicates that it is time to go to the next level and gives you the optimism & faith that you need to try new things and/or learn something new. The highest expression of this energy is a fiery passion to be the best, the lowest expression is arrogance and self-righteousness. This is a powerful pair of energies joining forces, so watch for opportunities to grow and expand your consciousness, as well as your circumstances through your own efforts & expertise.

11/26 ~ Mercury (ideas, thoughts & concepts) ~square~ Mars (desire & actions):

This activation can be a tough one for some. If your beliefs are out of alignment with your actions, if you are not self-aware or act-out unconsciously, being selfish or childish, than watch out, because squares test you to grow and change in some way. Often, this also means that you are suppressing your nature in some way, which is never really a good idea. When you suppress your Soul, it can make your human more sensitive or defensive, taking things personally as a threat or challenge. If you catch your Self feeling irritable for no apparent reason, try to step back and gain some perspective before responding to your own thoughts or another’s words. Mercury & Mars getting together, in this challenging way, can provoke debates and, in some people, actual fights, so be careful. The deeper aspect of this activation is that some part of you wants to express, perhaps in a new way, and your monkey-mind has got you all off track. Mars demands that you know who you are and what you want, and is the Divine Masculine part of you, which is supposed to hold good boundaries, protect you and negotiate on your behalf in the world. If you know something that you are not acting on, this can be frustrating. If you are acting in ways that are not allowing you to think things through, this too can cause accidents, problems and delays. It is best to pull in until you are clear. And also keep in mind, you may not be out of alignment in the above ways, but those around you may be and will likely have no context for what they are feeling and therefore, become indiscriminate with their choices & actions.

11/27 ~ Mercury (communication & self-expression) ~conjunct~ Sun (core essential Self):

This energy will compel you to express yourself on many levels. Communication will be a focus, just make sure it is reciprocated. You will have access to some powerful energy that can (and probably will) make quite an impression on others (if you need to). This is a good time to travel if possible too. However, if not physically, than mentally and certainly within your own area, you will take in more information per square inch than usual. Pay attention! You may even gain the much deserved recognition from others that you have worked so hard for.

11/27 ~ Mars (action) ~sextile~ Saturn (endurance):

This energy gives you a tremendous power booster to your drive to create stability, as you define it. You will be more willing to do the work, starting with a plan that is carefully thought out and then methodically carried out. Plan and Do! Not just one or the other, but both, which can eventually produce solid results. The rewards for your hard work or the return on your investment will reflect what energy you have put in to stabilizing your life. This energy should not be restrained but consciously directed. Excessive restriction (Saturn) may cause an explosion (Mars) down the line, whereas a solid base (Saturn) contains the fire (Mars) so it becomes useful, productive, and often, beautiful as well.

11/27 ~ Mercury Rx (ideas, thoughts & concepts) ~conjunct~ Jupiter (expansion & learning):

It is time to expand your thinking & develop more conscious awareness! This is a powerful energy assisting you on many levels. You will make connections easily & quickly that help you integrate newly acquired information or knowledge, making you appear psychic (or at least lucky) to others. At this time, you can connect with your Highest ideal and most broad outlook for your life, and you may feel that you are finally ready to live your Truth. You are so connected to your own ideal that you naturally give others permission to live their Truth as well, creating an atmosphere of tolerance that feeds all involved. The challenge with this energy is going too ‘broad’ and missing details that are vital to your success. You will also miss out on crucial information if you are too overconfident and/or self-righteous in any way. Remain humble, knowing that your way works for you, but it may not work for others (and vice versa). And it is ALL okay! If you remain centered in the Light and your own Heart, this energy gives you a little boost to whatever you are creating at this time.

11/30 ~ Venus (values) ~oppose~ Uranus (freedom):

Any time Uranus is involved, it becomes the “wild card” and hard to predict how things will unfold, but right now there is a push-pull between your apparent values and your unique individual self. Venus also represents relationships, so you may begin an unusual relationship or you may have something unusual happen in an established relationship.  It is not necessarily a “good/bad” thing, as much as an unpredictable shift or sudden awareness, which requires some compromise & integration. This energy works beautifully if your personal Truth and values are in alignment. It will be very disruptive if they are not. Be open and flexible, while looking for the win/win situation for all involved.

 

The Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, November 27

by Jennifer Angel  

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The combined energy of the Sun and Mercury sharpens your thought process. Record your thoughts, ideas and concepts.

Aries
Love needs to be passionate for an Aries and can boost your confidence to be yourself and follow your heart’s desire. And right now, don’t be surprised if someone very attractive gets your attention. Those already in a relationship could find themselves feeling renewed love for their partner.

Taurus
Your perseverance will pay dividends this week but to stay on track you will need to get organized. If you have to prepare for an important presentation, postpone, for the time being, the demands of friends and others. And do your own research; it’s your reputation that’s on the line.

Gemini
People know you to be a problem-solver, no matter how complex, you can find a common sense solution. You may be flattered, but it does interfere with your schedule. This week, it may be time to concentrate on your own schedule and productivity.

Cancer
Life is full of challenges and, as difficult as they sometimes are, it’s overcoming them that makes you grow. But you don’t necessarily have to do anything to prove yourself to anyone else. At work, you can listen to others and learn from them, but you don’t have to agree.

Leo
Nothing is impossible if you keep a positive attitude. If you stay optimistic and never lose sight of what you want in life, and also feel worthy of getting it, you will succeed. Set time aside to review this past year and reset your goals for now and long-term.

Virgo
When voicing your opinion about a family matter, don’t be overly assertive. You may need to be the one who initiates a discussion, and makes sure it heads in the right direction, but for everyone to feel that they have been taken into consideration, take a step back.

Libra
Life’s challenges are never-ending and, actually, they keep you trying to be and do your best. But no matter what you say or do, there’s always someone who’ll disagree. Since you have no power over how people react, smiling is sometimes the best way to get out of an awkward situation.

Scorpio
Venus in your sign inspires you to update your image. You may be knowledgeable in your field, but you need to also look the part and exude self-confidence to be noticed. And with a likely discussion around money, you want to feel as powerful and in control as you can be.

Sagittarius
As an independent fire sign you like the freedom to work alone, but you are smart enough to know that it is a team of people that bring a project to completion. Discussions this week can lead you closer to achieving a goal at work. Love and social arrangements are also in the stars; so, don’t get too preoccupied.

Capricorn
Influential people can help both your business and personal matters this month, so get ready to self-promote. Find out who makes the decisions, and seek ways to spend time with them so you can highlight your specific skills and attributes. And don’t underestimate your charm.

Aquarius
This week, don’t be surprised if you do a turn around on something you thought you wanted and now don’t. Give yourself permission to change your mind and not feel guilty about it.

Pisces
A situation at work can come through now, which can also be good for you financially. But with the holidays around the corner, it is wise not to overindulge; in the long run, it pays to be frugal. But if you have cash burning a hole in your pocket, by all means, treat yourself.

Jennifer Angel 

The Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, November 28th

by Jennifer Angel 

 – Book an astrological life coaching consultation with Jennifer

Leo Moon is big energy. Get emotional about your life and passionately go after what you want. Don’t hold back!

Aries
It can be best to remain silent when business matters come up for review, so you build in some thinking time. Before agreeing to anything, ask questions and try to see the situation from all angles. Once you’ve gathered all the facts, you will be in a better position to make decisions.

Taurus
Things are about to get busy, with work responsibilities, holiday obligations and invitations too good to decline. It can be a challenge to make time for everyone, but the excitement of life in the fast lane will be worth the organization you need to do to pull it together.

Gemini
For you to enjoy your job, there has to be some creativity in your work and not just a paycheck. A routine job will not only rob you of your energy but diminish your enthusiasm, too. Try to work out a schedule that lets you be productive and keeps you interested, too.

Cancer
Having worked strenuously for some time now, you’re ready to partake of some fun and games. But if work needs attention, get it out of the way before you begin partying. However, don’t try to get all your responsibilities checked off, or else you’ll never make it out of the office.

Leo
Finances are an important issue and now you have a good chance to take advantage of a possible opportunity. But don’t go celebrating before you have confirmation. Last minute changes are possible, and you need to make sure that the outcome is fair to everyone involved.

Virgo
It’s important to be consistent, and when you do what you say, the people with whom you deal won’t misunderstand you. They need to know that they can trust your word and that you can be relied upon. That’s what makes for long-lasting friendships and business connections.

Libra
There’s always room to improve productivity, no matter how high up the ladder of success you’ve reached. It may seem that you’ve struggled along the journey to get to the top, but don’t give up. Stay positive, and you’ll see that hard work does pay off.

Scorpio
When you need to have a discussion around finances, even if it is personal, make an appointment and treat it in a businesslike manner. You want to make sure there’s no confusion when it concerns money in your bank account. To reduce possible mix-ups, follow up in writing.

Sagittarius
You are most likely more knowledgeable about a certain subject at work but be careful not to come across as a know-it-all. Your opinions count, and if you present them in a diplomatic way, people will listen. It always pays to be on good terms with colleagues.

Capricorn
Expect to be more in demand this week than usual and, as such, get ready to accept invitations to social events. Life is not all about work, Capricorn, and since you could meet someone special at one of these gatherings, make sure you look your best. Be open to romantic possibilities.

Aquarius
Be careful of neglecting a friend or lover. To reassure him or her, explain that your absence is job-related and does not reflect how you feel. As life gets more hectic, don’t forget to allot time to those who matter to you most.

Pisces
Having Jupiter in your work and business zone turns your mind into a creative idea machine and gets you to share these ideas with influential people. This is a busy time, and if you can stay focused, the contacts you make now can help you move forward.

Jennifer Angel

ZODIAC MATERIALISM


It is only natural to be materialistic, after all, we are spiritual beings in a physical body. But it can affect your personal, social and even professional life. Read on to see what your star sign secret obsessions and guilty pleasures are.

ARIES: Shopping Style – You are an impulse buyer and thrive on being the first in your inner circle to parade around in the hottest new trends. You get tempted easily whether you are shopping online or window shopping. Aries Image –Appearance is important to an Aries and you enjoy projecting an image of success. You view yourself as a champion and do your best to look the part. Guilty Pleasures – Working out at the hottest gym in town, flashy wrist watches or any activity that shows everyone that you are number one!

TAURUS: Shopping Style – You fancy the finer things in life, Taurus, and are a sucker for luxurious and gorgeous goodies. You don’t mind putting down some major cash on expensive designer labels that boast a classic design, which will never go out of style. Taurus Image – You carry yourself flawlessly and can usually be found in fabulous fabrics such as cashmere or velvet. Soft and cozy items are ideal since comfort is a must for you. Guilty Pleasures – Egyptian cotton bedding, gourmet chocolates and fine wines, or anything that comes dressed in the infamous blue Tiffany’s box.

GEMINI: Shopping Style – You have the unique talent to shop all day and not purchase a single thing. You enjoy looking stylish but prefer not to make a big fuss about your wardrobe. You shop when you are in need of something and try to acquire everything on your list in one day. Gemini Image – You appear younger than your actual age, almost childlike, and come across as entertaining and innocent, which attracts lots of different personality types. Guilty Pleasures – Electronic gadgets, books on tape, magazines, or a collection of challenging puzzles. Anything that stimulates your mind and keeps you eagerly engaged.

CANCER: Shopping Style – Nothing excites you more than shopping for cozy home furnishings. You are always on the hunt for the perfect new item to bring a whole room together. Your love of knick knacks can be damaging to your checkbook so keep a watchful eye on your finances. Cancer Image – You love anything of quality, soft silks, and Egyptian cotton; you would lounge in your silk pajamas all day. Guilty Pleasures – Family heirlooms and expensive picture frames of those you love. Personal mementos and priceless antiques are also at the top of your guilty pleasure’s list, as well as a beautiful home to put them in!

LEO: Shopping Style – You splurge on things that make you feel good and spend major bucks on anything that improves your self-image. Shopping is a social activity for you and your friends plus you tend to select high-end labels that impress others, even if they are on the flashy side. Leo Image – The more dramatic, the better! You adore animal prints, sequins, fur and faux fur for the animal conscious. You have heads spinning whenever you walk into a room and confidently bask in all the attention. Guilty Pleasures – Parties, casinos, shopping, poker nights and anything that glosses and sparkles. You adore hair products, mirrors and treating your friends to upscale social gatherings or events.

VIRGO: Shopping Style – Your shopping style consists of a well-constructed list so you can cross off each item as purchased. You have a thrifty sense but can spend more on lasting values and good quality. Virgo Image – When it comes to your appearance and style you typically go for a conservative or ‘proper’ look. Classic tailored looks paired with colorful accessories keep you beaming with delight. Guilty Pleasures – An organized and structured event with well thought out centerpieces, decorations, and low-calorie cocktails. A quiet and cozy evening at home with your favorite book, as well as your forever thoughts of leaving mainstream society to spend your time studying. No matter how old you are, being a full-time student is an ongoing fantasy.

LIBRA: Shopping Style – You either have a personal shopper or are dreaming of the day you can afford to hire one. If there is an amazing deal in town you might be seen camping outside to make sure you’re the first in the door. Libra Image – You are known to color coordinate your entire wardrobe and have a passion for pastel colors and flowing materials. People gaze at you to admire the hottest trends and smartest looks of the season, especially if it is a dreamy romantic style they are looking for. Guilty– Intimate dinners in an ultra-romantic setting, tickets to the opera or ballet, high-end fashion shows, or any art gallery opening.

SCORPIO: Shopping Style – Known as a regular at your favorite stores, you get what you want, when you want it! You have a weakness for boots and can be found in the sexiest and trendiest shops around town. Scorpio Image – The shade black is a must-have for you and you tend to treat clothes as a tool for seduction. You produce an air of mystery by experimenting with any type of clothing that leave you feeling hot and sexy. Guilty Pleasures – Black leather pants, overly large sunglasses, knee-high boots or an addictive perfume. You also have a secret stash of revealing risqué lingerie. And of course, you long to go to exotic seaside resorts to show your style off.

SAGITTARIUS: Shopping Style – Typically you are always on the go and don’t have much time for window shopping. Your preferred shopping style is via the World Wide Web and you only buy something if you have truly fallen in love with it. Sagittarius Image – Designer jeans and a classic white tee shirt is a favorite teamed with a stylish jacket that is timeless. You like your look to be smart but to look like you have not gone to a lot of trouble, even if you have! Guilty Pleasure’s – Expensive yet thrilling life experiences like a hot air balloon ride, helicopter tour, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, tickets to any major sporting event, or an intense well-being an overhaul at a far away from health resort.

CAPRICORN: Shopping Style – You want the best knock-offs money can buy and you excel in finding the best bargains in town. Status is important to you Capricorn, but you always find a way to look spectacular without overspending. Capricorn Image – You like a structured look that has a flair about it, a little softens added here and there. You manage to come up with a look that is uniquely you. Form-fitting pants are a must and you can’t help but look like a fabulous every time you step foot outside, even if you’re not trying to. Guilty Pleasures – All types of jewelry that sparkles is a prized possession of yours and you rock it fiercely. Traveling first class, the finest champagne, and the hottest private car is your idea of a fabulous time, not to mention a vacation at a five-star hotel! Of course, if you can make it all a tax deduction, even better!

AQUARIUS: Shopping Style – When it comes to shopping you love checking out outrageous vintage stores and can’t help but choose pieces that are somewhat outdated. If you pass a shop that displays unique or unusual pieces it is almost impossible to walk by without first checking it out. Aquarius Image – Eccentric clothing, anything that says, I dance to my own tune and I don’t care what the fashion is. You are a trendsetter, and rock a fashion statement! Spandex and vinyl are on the top of your list, which helps you create unexpected combinations. Guilty Pleasures – High-end photography, expensive cameras, and computers, collecting pricey rare stones and gadgets. When dining out, you try ethnic dishes with authentic spices. Your ultimate pleasure is to be known for making a difference in the world.

PISCES: Shopping Style – You have a costly shopping habit and money seems to slither right through your fingertips, with you often left wondering what just happened? Having gift certificates or store coupons on hand to help lower your shopping bill is a must. Pisces Image – Blue, green and colors of the sea can have a calming effect on your zodiac DNA as well as look fabulously striking on you. When you put together a fashion ensemble, style and comfort are both important. Long-lasting cotton and dreamy silks are fabrics that help to express your romantic side. Guilty Pleasures – You have a secret obsession with shoes and spend endless amounts of money on pedicures and foot massages. You have a fertile imagination, of which includes music, romance and the perfect setting in life. There are no restrictions in your imagination, and making your fantasy life a reality is your most delicious pleasure.

Your Daily Tarot Card for November 27 is Justice

Keywords: balance, rules, detachment, karma!

Astrological Correspondence: Libra

Based on the realization that life is ultimately fair and just, the Justice card symbolizes balance, harmony, and fairness in our lives. She represents the choices we make, reminding us to base them on planning, reflection, rationality, and a weighing of options between the sword and the scales. In love relationships, this is reflected by honesty, respect, and loyalty; in professional life, by essential values like professionalism, respect for established processes and procedures, and adherence to reporting systems. In negative situations this card can resemble imbalance, coldness, and a destructive streak impeding relationships.

Your Daily Tarot Love Card for November 27th is The Tower

Resentment that builds walls that keeps others we want in, out, needs healing today. Resentment shows in tension in a face that rarely smiles. The Tower urges you to start working now and you are one day closer to a loving, soul mate union. If your long-term relationship is undergoing a rough patch, talk about the things that bother you. Anger kills passion. You need to encourage them to talk to you.

 

 

 

 

Your Past Lives Tarot Card for November 27 is The Magician

At this time it appears that you are drawing on past life energy from a Roman emperor. This indicates an almost mystical ability to achieve large goals or make some kind of fortune. Spiritually you most likely sense that you have been preordained, like Julius Caesar, to be in charge and therefore also feel entitled to overindulge in the pleasures of life that come with victory. Be careful to avoid your own fall from power by focusing on accomplishment instead of

merely talking about your goals.

 

 

Your Daily Rune for November 27th is Nauthiz

Nauthiz

“Not-this” – Literally: “Need-fire” or “Necessity” – Esoteric: Constraint, Friction

Key Concepts: Need, resistance, constraint, conflict, drama, effort, necessity, urgency, hard work, need-fire, life lessons, creative friction, distress, force of growth, the consequence of past action, short term pain for long term gain

Psi: resistance, need, effort

Energy: necessity, coming forth into being, urgency

Mundane: doing what must be done, chores, hard work

Divinations: Resistance (leading to strength), recognition of örlög (ultimate law, primal truth), innovation, need-fire (self-reliance), personal development and life lessons, achievement through effort; or constraint of freedom, distress, toil, drudgery, laxity, warnings, worry, guilt, moral cowardice, unfulfilled or unrecognized needs.

 

Your Daily Witches Rune for November 27th is The Eye

The Eye

Meaning: The eye has always been a powerful symbol for different cultures. Some believe that the soul resides in them, while others think it’s possible to curse a person merely by looking at them. Through our eyes we connect and express emotions and thoughts. Thus, this is one of the most powerful runes in the set, emphasizing the importance of any rune close to it. The Eye symbol is also related to “vision” is all senses, including the physical. This rune can represent our eyes and optic nerves. It can also represent activities such as research, analysis, photography and creative visualization. When it appears, there’s an urge to observe, to explore, to understand deeply what is before you. This rune is usually related to sudden realizations. Not necessarily a ‘shock’ (unless some violent rune is close it, like the Scythe and the Man), but more related to the lifting of veils. Your eyes are suddenly open, and you see things that were unknown to you before. A change of perception and focus in life is to be expected when this rune appears… whatever the situation is, the way you see it will be transformed.

The Eye rune also says that now it’s time for you to go after what you want. Your focus is powerful right now, and everything you concentrate on can become successful.This rune often represents a lonely journey towards a goal… it suggests a calling and a connection to something bigger, a sense of purpose. Your path is clear to you now; you know which way to go, even if you don’t know where exactly it’ll take you. In a spiritual level, This rune can represent a development of one’s psychic skills, or an advancement in one’s spiritual path. As you connect yourself to a deeper source, and learn to trust, you gain wisdom and your eyes see far. A higher power seems to be guiding you in times when the Eye appears. Like the Sun rune, this rune can mean that right now all eyes are on you. But unlike the former symbol, when the Eye appears there’s some discomfort related to such attention. It may be excessive and even unwelcome. In fact, this is one of this rune’s most negative facets: it may show an invasion of privacy, when someone (or even you) pry into another’s life and scrutinize their every move. Beware of flatterers and stalkers. The Eye cautions against obsession and the tendency to spy on other people’s affairs. In a relationship reading, the Eye can symbolize a predestined bond to another person.

Note that this does not promise a happy ending, but simply says that this connection is powerful and will be very important in your life. In fact, because the Eye rune is a solitary one, it is possible that the people in the relationship cannot be together due to difficult circumstances. Still, your bond that person will transform you. In a negative way, this rune can cautions against invading your partner’s personal space or stalking them.

 

Your Ogham Reading for November 27 is Muin-Vine

The spiraling vine is a symbol of connectivity. Over time the vine grows around everything, through the physical and spiritual, and through the conscious and subconscious. However it takes time and patience for the vine to slowly connect everything. When we draw this letter we think of unity, being one with our surroundings, and connecting to all living things. This can especially have a special meaning in our modern world of online connections. The world slowly resembles one giant vine!

Fortune – This Ogham is telling you to take a strong look at your personal connections in life. Friends, lovers, and coworkers will have an important say in your matter!

Your Animal Spirit Guide for November 27 is The Owl

If an owl shows up it means: Meditate in silence and in darkness for a few minutes each evening for the next few days and see what is revealed to you. Be alert to any deception on the part of others, whether they’re aware of it or not, and look closely behind any guises that they might wear. This is a ripe period to tap into intuitive wisdom that’s available to you. Quietly observe your environment, watching and listening for signs and omens that will give you answers to any questions you may have. Now is a significant time for prophecy, and you will see, hear or feel events before they actually happen. Your most creative cycle now is nigh so set aside some time in the evening to work on any projects.

 

Your Daily Karmic Number for November 27 is 4

4 is your number because everything important in your life is secure right now – love, money, health, other relationships. You have been focusing on how you measure your worth in a good way. Carry on. You have been focusing on your life from a loving place and frame of mind. The work you have done has been hard and there were times when you wanted to quit. Pushing through the difficulty has given you good karma. Enjoy what you have and watch your joy expand even further – into other’s lives, as well.

 

Crack the Cookie

 

The Wisdom of the Buddha

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.

Your Daily Planet Tracker for Nov. 27: The Moon in Leo

Big-hearted, Loyal, Natural Born Leader

November 27 – November 29, 2018


Before we get into details about the Moon in Leo, let’s first learn more about the Moon itself. In Astrology, the Moon is considered a planet — the fastest moving one at that! Because it moves so quickly, it passes through each of the zodiac signs every month.

When the Moon is in Leo

Regardless of what your Moon sign is, a couple days each month we all feel the influence of the Leo Moon. When the Moon is moving through Leo, regardless of how you normally feel, you will have a stronger desire to let others how you feel. You’ll be more apt to tell people that you love them, or express your appreciation for them. This might also be a time when there’s a strong urge to turn the romance and passion in your life up a notch.

Because Leo craves attention and adoration, a Leo Moon could leave you feeling more insecure than usual which could lead to a dramatic flare-up if your needs aren’t met. If you are a bit more sensitive and vulnerable during this transit, ask those around you for the reassurance you crave.

Leo is a sign of ideas and a sign of expressing yourself. You’ll be inclined to pursue an artistic outlet such as dance or theater, or a business endeavor of some kind. It could also be a time of getting out and socializing so that you can “perform” for others. After all, all the world’s a stage during the Moon in Leo!

During the mid-summer, when the Sun is in the sign of Leo, we have what is called a Leo New Moon. This is a very special time because New Moons are all about new growth and the beginning of new cycles. The Leo New Moon is concerned with self-expression, and showing what’s in your heart. So, this is when you’re beginning a relationship with a person, an idea, or a goal. You want to open your heart, and make your deepest desires become everything in your life. This is a great time to ask yourself if you’ve truly been doing the things that make you feel the most fulfilled.

Full Moon in Leo

Six months later, the Sun is in the sign of Aquarius which means we have a Leo Full Moon. Aquarius is very cold, and very distant from the heat of the Sun. The Full Moon in Leo brings a good balance to the depersonalized energy of the Aquarius sign. This transit reminds you that it’s okay to feel what’s in your heart, and to bring that out into the world. Full Moons are culminations so this is a great time to look at the seeds you planted during the New Moon and see if they’ve come to fruition.

If you were born with the Moon in Leo

Most of us already know about our Sun sign which represents the person we show to the world. If the Sun is our outer personality, then the Moon is our inner personality — our emotions, and the things we need to feel comfortable and secure. It’s important to know your Moon sign because it reflects your emotional being, and it’s the energy you hold on to throughout your life. It can also give us insight into our moon sign compatibility in our romantic relationships.

Leo is a Fire sign, and like the mid-summer Sun, it gives light and warmth to everything it shines down on. Fiercely loyal, this is the sign of intention and following through. This is true at work, in friendships, and especially in matters of the heart. A Leo in love is a dedicated partner, and will have no problem letting their significant other — and the world — know how they feel. But just as they give to others, Leos expect the same admiration and devotion in return.

Leos are kids at heart! This sign is known for its playful and almost childlike nature, making them a true joy to be around. They’re also one of the most optimistic signs, and look at the bright side no matter what kind of curveball life throws at them.

Don’t mistake Leo’s pride with self-centeredness — they are anything but! Arguably the most generous of all the zodiac signs, this Lion would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. They’re also extremely helpful, making them an excellent person to turn to for advice or in a time of need.

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A Little Humor for Your Day

Home Remedies That Really Work


  1. If you are choking on an ice cube, don’t panic! Simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat and presto! The blockage will be almost instantly removed.
  2. Clumsy? Avoid cutting yourself while slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold them while you chop away.
  3. Avoid arguments about lifting or lowering the toilet seat by simply using the sink.
  4. For high blood pressure sufferers: Just cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure in your veins.
  5. A mouse trap, placed on top of your alarm clock, will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.
  6. If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives, and then you will be afraid to cough.
  7. Have a bad toothache? Smash your thumb with a hammer and you will forget about the toothache.
  8. You only need two tools: WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn’t move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn’t move and does, use the duct tape.

Note: When applying these home remedies, remember to be really nice to your family and friends. You never know when you might need them to empty your bedpan.

Turok’s Cabana

“Walk barefoot, listen to the wind, drink in the moon…. BE MAGICK”

Witches of the Craft’s Journal for Monday, November 26th

The Night Belongs to Us

As the world sleeps
We awake

We look towards the moon
She sends her power

Feeling the wind
We gather her strength

Our capes flap in the wind
Wind encircles us

Taking hold of our brooms
Control comes to us

We ride high this night
Our silhouettes against the moon

 Ride high my Sisters
The night belongs to us

–A Witch’s Prayerbook
JoAnne Spiese

The Solar Almanac for Monday, November 26

Sun Direction: 263.70° W↑
Sun Altitude: -27.55°
Sun Distance: 91.744 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2018 4:22 pm (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 6:43 am↑ 116° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:39 pm↑ 244° Southwest
Length of Daylight: 9 hours, 55 minutes

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The Lunar Almanac for Monday, November 26

Moon Direction: 60.84° ENE↑
Moon Altitude: -2.29°
Moon Distance: 227880 mi
Next New Moon: Dec 7, 20181:20 am
Next Full Moon: Dec 22, 201811:48 am
Next Moonrise: Today7:14 pm
Current Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 89.6%

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Moon Phase Calendar for November 26, 2018

Current Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous

Moon is Currently in Cancer

Moon in Cancer:
Your feeling of safety is now related to your home, family and related activities such as cooking and gardening. You may be prone to emotional fluctuations; you should learn to forgive and forget in order to avoid depression from thinking too much about things. Your perception of the world can be very subjective; try to create a certain distance without being bitter. Due to your rich emotional manifestation you can create a real sense of belonging in the world.

Organs influenced by Cancer Moon Sign:
Organs: Stomach, mucosa, ovary, womb, vagina, breast, pleura, peritoneum, lymph system, sternal bone.
These organs are now more sensitive so provide them with extra care.
Surgical operations:

Surgical operations are recommended during the Waning Moon.
However, avoid surgeries of organs under the influence of the Moon Sign.

ASTROSEEK

Moon Lore

A Full Moon during Yuletide foretells in British lore an abundant harvest next year.

A halo around the moon foretells bad weather or an unwelcome guest.

Full Moons are good for divination and crystal-gazing.

Souls of the Dead, no matter where they have gone are able to make contact on the three nights of the full moon (the night before, the night of, of the night after).

Some folks say that the fifth night of a full moon is good for conceiving a child.

A red moon predicts a day of high winds.

Misty moons promise the coming of rains.

The moon clear and beautiful presages excellent weather to follow.

Lottery numbers dreamed or thought of during the New Moon are very lucky.

–The Enchanter’s Almanac(First Edition)
Murray T. Paschal

Astronomy for Monday November 26

1:33 am – Sun conjunct Jupiter 03 56 gives a general feeling of well-being, happiness and optimism. Good luck at this time can be seen as an opportunity for growth, personal, professional and spiritual. You should feel this as an urge or strong desire to do all you can, experience everything to the fullest. Just as you may be the beneficiary of compliments, gifts or money, you will also be more generous and bubbly.

3:05 am – Mercury square Mars leads to rushed thinking which can make you short-tempered and aggressive. So you may jump to conclusions, rush your decision-making and say the wrong thing. All of this can then lead to disagreements, arguments and even open hostility. Your personal relationships can suffer under this influence but other areas of life can be problematic. When interacting with other people they key is to listen carefully and think twice before speaking.

–The Astrology King

Today is Monday, November 26

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 Ruis (Elder) (November 25 – December 22)

The Runic Half Month of Nyd (November 13 – November 27)

Goddess of the Month of Cailleach/Samhain

The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

About the Celtic Tree Month of Ruis (Elder)

Elder – Ruis
Ogham letter R
Ruler of the 13th Lunar Month
25th November – 22nd December

Powers: Protection, Healing, Wisdom, Prosperity, Sleep, Blessings

Elder – a common sight on waste ground, in hedgerows and scrubby woodland all over the British Isles has one of the strongest reputations for faery and witch superstitions and magical protection of all the Ogham trees.

If it’s growing near your house, don’t cut it down without plenty of thought – especially if it chose your land and self-seeded there.

Traditionally, substantial protection for a home is granted by having a Rowan towards the front door and an Elder near the back. (And yes – I do!)

The tree grows best in slightly damp, fertile but neutral soil which is disturbed – so you often find it by roadsides and along banks where there are rabbits, badgers and foxes and in cemeteries. Wherever it once grew, the space was considered to be sacred as it is protected by the Elder Mother. It can grow to about 30ft, but to attain this rare size it needs plenty of light.

In late spring it is easily recognised for its huge saucers of white flowers, anything up to 9 ins across. This head is actually a cluster of tiny white petalled, yellow centred flowers which are much sort after, even in these days, for elderflower cordial syrup or champagne. They have a slightly odd scent which many people and animals don’t like.

The trees have opposite, pinnate leaves about 9 inches long, again with an odd scent which is rumoured to be able to keeps rats and mice away if spread on the floor of storage barns! The bark is smooth and slightly notched on young stems, becoming rough and deeply etched on the trunk and was used for a black dye.

The wood polishes up to a high shine and can be made into pretty beads. The stems are hollow and filled with a white pith that’s easily removed and have been used for centuries to make musical pipes and whistles – another proof of magic!

The pith, taken from bigger stems and sliced into rounds, was once soaked in oil and when lit could be floated in a dish of water.

Eco Enchantments

On Monday, November 26th, We Celebrate…..

Gujeswari Jatra (Nepal)
GUJESWARI

Themes: Earth; Water; Abundance; Offering; Prayer

Symbols: A Bowl of Water

About Gujeswari: Gujeswari is a potent Nepalese goddess of earth and all its bounty, and today is her festival day. In many temples, the goddess’s presence is represented by a simple bowl of water, the life-giving substance and purifier of body, mind, and spirit.

To Do Today: Buddhists and Hindus in this region honor the mother goddess Gujeswari today by giving her offerings, usually preceded by fasting and prayer. Follow this example, and put a bowl of fresh water on your altar or a special place where it won’t be disturbed for the day. If physically feasible, abstain from eating one meal today to honor the earth and Gujeswari’s goodness by returning (or preserving) some of that bounty. Otherwise, simply abstain from a favorite food for the day as a kind of sacred sacrifice.

At the end of the day, just before you go to bed, sprinkle the water from the bowl around your living space. First, go counterclockwise to banish negative energy that hinders free-flowing blessings. Then go clockwise, allowing Gujeswari’s water to cleanse and renew the ambiance in every room. If you have some left over, sprinkle your pets (for health), your car (for safety in travel), and children’s beds (to protect them from nightmares), and dab some on mechanical objects to keep them working smoothly.

365 Goddess: A Daily Guide To the Magic and Inspiration of the goddess
Patricia Telesco

Monday’s Magick

Monday – Is associated with the Moon

Colours – White, Silver, Grey and Pearl.

Monday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Psychic Pursuits, Psychology, Dreams, Astral Travel, Imagination, Women’s Mysteries, Reincarnation, Short Trips, Women, Children, Public, Domestic Concerns, Emotions, Fluids, Magick, Spirituality, Nursing, Full moon magic, Purity, Protection, Truth, Meditation, Peace, Sincerity, Justice, Warding off Doubts and Fears, Anything to do with Water and Bodies of Water, Antiques, Trip Planning, Household Activities, Initiation, Astrology, New-Age Pursuits, Archetypes, Totem Animals, Shape-shifting and Religious Experiences.

Ritual Work Associated with Monday The Day of the Moon

Perfume: White Poppy, White Rose, Wallflower
Incense: Myrtle
Wood: Willow
Color: Silver, Grey-white
Influences: Agriculture, Domestic, Longlife, Medicine, Travels, Visions, Theft (new moon)

-A Book of Pagan Rituals
Herman Slater

 

The Witches Almanac for Monday, November 26

Constitution Day (Indian)

Waning Moon

Moon phase: Third Quarter

Moon Sign: Cancer

Incense: Rosemary

Color: White

 

The Witches Spell for Monday, November 26th

Money Nail Spell

Items you will need for this spell are:
1 bottle of white nail polish
1 bottle of green nail polish
1 black, permanent marker or black nail polish

Visualize in your mind, getting lots and lots of money. Also, think of the different ways you can obtain this money. Then, get a bottle of white nail polish and paint all the nails of both hands white.

After doing this, wait until your nails are fully dry, and take a permanent marker, or black nail polish, and draw small money symbols on one, or all of your nails. Again, visualize about getting lots and lots of money. Once the black marker, or nail polish dries, paint your nails with a coat of green nail polish. If you want the money symbols to show through this coat, then, stop after this coat. However, if you want to completely cover the symbols, add more coats of polish, until you no longer see the symbols.

Leave the polish on your nails for, at least, three days. Every time you look at your nails, you will be reminded of the spell and the money you want. If you are satisfied with the spell after three days, you can remove the polish from your nails.

A Witch’s Week of Spells and Activities
Helga C. Loueen

 

Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Other Spirituality 365 Days A Year for Nov. 26 – 27

Gujeswari Jatra, Senegal Initiation Rites

On this date the Goddess Gujeswari Jatra is honored by the Hindus and Buddhists of Nepal. Activities fill the day beginning ning with prayers to the Goddess. These are usually followed by a musical procession through the streets where participants sing sacred songs to praise Gujeswari. The activities come to a close after sunset with more prayers and songs that are usually ally followed by a fast until the following evening.

It is around this time of the year in the Basari villages of Senegal that the young men are initiated into manhood. The elaborate rituals take months of preparation that test both the minds and bodies of the candidates. The initiates then compete against each other in village games to demonstrate their courage and masculine strength. The festivities are brought to a close with a feast and dance.

 

THE POWER OF LUCKY SYMBOLS

Wish upon a Magical Lucky Symbol to help manifest your innermost heartfelt dreams.

Magic symbols are used in everyday life, and sometimes even without thinking about it. For instance, some people have lucky shoes, colors or numbers. Some sporting teams also have lucky symbols like the Colts football team from Indianapolis who has a Horseshoe as their emblem, which is used as a talisman is thought to be good luck. From stars, hearts, or four-leaf clovers, lucky symbols can be traditional or something that is very dear to you and your life. See if any of the Lucky Symbols below feel right for you, and if not, create your own. Read on to learn how to care for and use your lucky symbol.

To spiritually energize and build your own magical energy with your lucky symbol, handle it with care and love. The energy will be at its strongest and most powerful if you don’t allow others to touch it and as you focus and project positive energy into your lucky symbol it will become more effective as it aligns with your own personal energy. Use your lucky symbol to focus your intentions, wish upon, or send positive thoughts or a prayer out to the universe and God source for creation and completion.

How to use your Lucky symbol:
Create a sacred space where you won’t be disturbed; somewhere you can connect with your inner self, where you can talk to the universe about your heart’s desires.

Take three slow deep breaths in through your mouth letting the air out through your nostrils. Continue this circular breathing at a natural pace.
Imagine there’s a luminous white light right around your body, in an egg shape, which gets stronger and brighter with every breath.

Close your eyes and think of a time when you felt joy and love in your life, a time when you felt happy. Hold this feeling and intensify it.

Open your eyes and look at your lucky symbol. While you are still in this open-heart space, place your left palm over the symbol.

While your palm is still on the lucky symbol, close your eyes and think of the dreams you want to come true. Ask the universe to help you create them.

Open your eyes. Thank yourself and the universe or God source for all you have in life now and for the future and all you have to be grateful for.

LUCKY SYMBOLS:
The Number 8 – When you turn the number eight on its side you get an infinity sign. This makes it lucky because everything is never-ending and your luck is forever changing, recycling, increasing and revolving. The Chinese consider the number eight to be lucky for wealth.
Laughing Buddha– The Buddha is the spirit of good fortune, happiness, laughter, and contentment. The laughing Buddha is said to bring you prosperity and success if kept in the comforts of your home.
Horseshoe- Horseshoes are thought to carry the first-class fortune when you hang them on the walls of your house or above an entryway. Open end up means you’ll collect lots of luck, open end down is considered bad luck as the luck falls out.
The Rabbit Foot- A rabbit’s foot is used for luck in a variety of situations where the end result is unsure. One of humanity’s oldest superstitious icons, the rabbit’s foot is thought to provide good luck, plenty of children and prosperity.
Nautical Star– This five-pointed star became a famous symbol for finding one’s way home or also discovering ones destined path in life. Sailors would tattoo nautical stars on their forearms as a good luck emblem in hopes of returning home from sea. It also represents the term, wish upon a star.
Dream Catcher– Native American’s believe Dream Catchers are good fortune because they catch the negative images from your dreams and have even been known to ward off bad dreams altogether.
Four Leaf Clover– Four leaf clovers do exist, however, they are extremely unusual, that’s why if you find one, it’s considered good luck! St. Patrick’s Day has made the Four Leaf Clover vastly popular in the world of lucky symbols.
Sharks Tooth- A sharks pointed tooth is said to have protective and healing powers and are also thought to carry good luck. It is common for wear a sharks tooth as a necklace or keeps it stored away somewhere in the house.
Lucky Penny– Almost all forms of money have at least one lucky superstition attached to them. The most familiar one being the penny, “Find a penny, pick it up, and all day long you’ll have good luck.”
Wishbones- A tradition held over Thanksgiving or any other holiday feast; the rule is that the wishbone is saved from the turkey and left to dry out during the night. The next day, two people break it in half while making their own wish. After the bone has been pulled apart, the one with the larger piece is granted their wish.
Guardian Angels- Their guidance is thought to help you during the bumpy times in life as well as be there during the high times. Guardian Angels can bring you comfort in the hope and faith that someone above is watching over you and protecting you. These delicate angels are also said to sprinkle you with endless good luck and prosperity.
The Lucky Cat- The Maneki Neko Beckoning Cat is a common Asian sculpture that has at least one raised forepaw. It is believed that the left paw beckons for people (patrons) whereas the right paw attracts wealth and good fortune.
The Number 13- Whether 13 is actually an unlucky number or not it will forever remain a mystery, however, that doesn’t stop people from making it their lucky or unlucky number of choice. From Friday the 13th to hotels leaving out the 13th floor, it is a fun fascinating number which brings endless entertainment to the table, and maybe some good luck!

Jennifer Angel Website

MAKE YOUR OWN CLEANERS

Christine Halvorson and Kenneth M. Sheldon, Authors

Make your own cleaning products. Homemade cleaners are simple and a great way to save money.

WARNING: Never mix cleaning products containing bleach and ammonia, as dangerous fumes will result.

OVEN CLEANER
2 tablespoons dishwashing liquid
2 teaspoons borax
¼ cup ammonia
1–½ cups warm water

Mix the ingredients together, apply to oven spills, and let sit for 20 to 30 minutes. Scrub with an abrasive nylon-backed sponge and rinse well.

EASY SCRUB
¾ cup baking soda
¼ cup borax
dishwashing liquid

Combine the baking soda and borax. Mix in enough dishwashing liquid to make a smooth paste. If you prefer a pleasant smell, add ¼ teaspoon lemon juice to the paste.

JEWELRY CLEANER
¼ cup ammonia
¼ cup dishwashing liquid
¾ cup water

Mix all the ingredients well, then soak your jewelry in the solution for a few minutes. Clean around the stones and designs with a soft-bristle toothbrush. Buff dry. (Caution: Don’t use this with gold-plated jewelry; with soft stones such as pearls, opals, or jade; or with costume jewelry, because it could ruin the plastics or loosen the glue.)

HEAVY-DUTY DISINFECTANT CLEANER
¼ cup powdered laundry detergent
1 tablespoon borax
¾ cup hot water
¼ cup pine oil, or pine-based cleaner

Slowly stir the detergent and borax into the water to dissolve. Add the pine oil (available at hardware stores and supermarkets) and mix well. For bathroom cleaning, use the mixture full strength. In the kitchen, dilute it with water.

WOOD FLOOR POLISH
½ cup vinegar
½ cup vegetable oil

Mix the ingredients well, rub on the floor, and buff with a clean, dry cloth.

RUG CLEANER
¼ teaspoon dishwashing liquid
1 cup lukewarm water

Combine the ingredients. Use a spray bottle to apply the solution over a large area, or use the solution to spot-clean nongreasy stains. (Don’t use laundry detergent or dishwasher detergent in place of dishwashing liquid, as they may contain additives that can affect the rug’s color.)

TOILET CLEANER
1 cup borax
¼ cup vinegar or lemon juice

Combine the ingredients to make a paste. Apply it to the inside of the toilet bowl, let sit for 1 to 2 hours, and scrub.

MILDEW REMOVER
1 tablespoon powdered laundry detergent
1 quart chlorine bleach
2 quarts water

Combine all the ingredients in a pail. Wearing rubber gloves, wash off the mildew.

FLOOR WAX REMOVER
1 cup laundry detergent
¾ cup ammonia
1 gallon warm water

Mix all the ingredients together and apply to a small area of the floor. Let the solution sit long enough for it to loosen the old wax, at least 5 to 10 minutes. Mop up the old wax (or scrape it up, if there’s a lot of it, using a squeegee and a dustpan). Rinse thoroughly with 1 cup vinegar in 1 gallon water and let dry before applying a new finish.

FURNITURE POLISH
1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice
1 tablespoon boiled linseed oil
1 tablespoon turpentine

Combine the ingredients in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake until blended. Dampen a cloth with cold water and wring it out until it’s as dry as you can get it. Saturate the cloth with the mixture and apply sparingly to a small area at a time. Let dry for about 30 minutes, then polish with a soft cloth. Note that this mixture gets gummy as it sits, so make just enough for one day’s work.

GLASS CLEANER
2 tablespoons ammonia
½ cup alcohol
¼ teaspoon dishwashing liquid
a few drops blue food coloring
water

Combine the ammonia, alcohol, dishwashing liquid, and food coloring, then add enough water to make 1 quart. If you prefer a nonammoniated cleaner, substitute 3 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice for the ammonia.

CARPET FRESHENER
1 cup crushed dried herbs (such as rosemary, southernwood, or lavender)
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda

Combine all the ingredients in a large jar or other container with a tight-fitting lid. Shake well to blend. Sprinkle some of the mixture on your carpet, let it sit for an hour or so, and then vacuum it up. It will give the room a pleasant smell and neutralize carpet odors.

SCRUBBING HAND GENERAL-PURPOSE CLEANER
1 teaspoon borax
½ teaspoon washing soda
2 teaspoons vinegar
¼ teaspoon dishwashing liquid
2 cups hot water

Combine all the ingredients. If you don’t have washing soda (generally found in the laundry section of supermarkets), use 1 teaspoon baking soda instead. For a more pleasant smell, use lemon juice instead of vinegar. Be sure to label the bottle accordingly.

–The 1999 Old Farmer’s Almanac Home Library Series

The Daily Horoscopes for Monday, November 26

by Jennifer Angel
– Book an astrological life coaching consultation with Jennifer –

With Sun Jupiter energy still present focus your attention on what you want, not on what you don’t want.

Aries
Try not to spread yourself too thin and let your own priorities suffer. If you have to tell someone you can’t do something, try to be as diplomatic and sensitive as possible. And don’t get lured in to deal with someone else’s issue, which has nothing to do with you.
Taurus
You need to gather all the facts before you discuss a serious financial matter, especially if you are not in control of the purse strings. You don’t want to have to back-paddle if you find that you’ve agreed to something too quickly because you didn’t do your homework.
Gemini
Your personal life is affected by beneficiary planet Jupiter, and social activities as well as romance probably will be on your mind. But it is wise to attend to obligations before blowing off work to go out and play.
Cancer
If the relationship with a co-worker has not been all it should be, it’s time to discuss it. The energy of the Sun and Jupiter combined will help you keep emotions out of a business discussion. This way you will feel more balanced and in control.
Leo
There’ll be many distractions this week and you’ll have to figure out what needs to be done by you and what you can delegate. Don’t be forced into doing something that another person says is a good idea. Spend time on what you want to do for yourself and for your loved ones.
Virgo
When someone offers you some unsolicited advice concerning a family member, it could be more of a hindrance than help. Don’t feel you have to accept what someone says or suggests, especially if it is about money. You’ve been able to make your own decisions all along; don’t stop now!
Libra
To stay balanced, make sure you get enough rest. Mars in your area of productivity can send you in a spin trying to get everything accomplished. Work on your top priorities and if a situation needs to be dealt with, you are better of facing it and getting it cleared off your schedule.
Scorpio
Financial matters need your full attention. Whether it involves a friend or a work situation, deal with money issues in a professional manner. Once you put everything in writing right from the start, you prevent any misunderstandings in the future.
Sagittarius
Life never stays the same and, if it did, you’d probably be bored out of your wits. Change can occur in the blink of an eye, but right now, with the Sun and Jupiter as well as Mercury in your sign, you could decide on a course of action but then have to play a waiting game. Be patient.
Capricorn
This is a busy time, with plenty of work demanding your attention. And with Mars pushing you to accomplish even more with a creative venture, you could feel overworked. You like deadlines as they keep you on your toes, but it may be time to look at your schedule and cancel some arrangements.
Aquarius
Sometimes, it’s impossible to have all the facts needed to make an educated decision, and you have to rely on your intuition. However, as an air sign, this can be difficult, so you need to build in some thinking time to get a better grip on what your next move should be.
Pisces
With Mercury retrograde, voicing your opinion at work before thinking it through could backfire. When asked, you want to share your idea or concept with those who have the power to make decisions, and you will want to be fully prepared. This way, you will have some level of control over what happens next

Jennifer Angel Website

 

The Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, November 27

by Jennifer Angel

– Book an astrological life coaching consultation with Jennifer –

The combined energy of the Sun and Mercury sharpens your thought process. Record your thoughts, ideas and concepts.

Aries
Love needs to be passionate for an Aries and can boost your confidence to be yourself and follow your heart’s desire. And right now, don’t be surprised if someone very attractive gets your attention. Those already in a relationship could find themselves feeling renewed love for their partner.
Taurus
Your perseverance will pay dividends this week but to stay on track you will need to get organized. If you have to prepare for an important presentation, postpone, for the time being, the demands of friends and others. And do your own research; it’s your reputation that’s on the line.
Gemini
People know you to be a problem-solver, no matter how complex, you can find a common sense solution. You may be flattered, but it does interfere with your schedule. This week, it may be time to concentrate on your own schedule and productivity.
Cancer
Life is full of challenges and, as difficult as they sometimes are, it’s overcoming them that makes you grow. But you don’t necessarily have to do anything to prove yourself to anyone else. At work, you can listen to others and learn from them, but you don’t have to agree.
Leo
Nothing is impossible if you keep a positive attitude. If you stay optimistic and never lose sight of what you want in life, and also feel worthy of getting it, you will succeed. Set time aside to review this past year and reset your goals for now and long-term.
Virgo
When voicing your opinion about a family matter, don’t be overly assertive. You may need to be the one who initiates a discussion, and makes sure it heads in the right direction, but for everyone to feel that they have been taken into consideration, take a step back.
Libra
Life’s challenges are never-ending and, actually, they keep you trying to be and do your best. But no matter what you say or do, there’s always someone who’ll disagree. Since you have no power over how people react, smiling is sometimes the best way to get out of an awkward situation.
Scorpio
Venus in your sign inspires you to update your image. You may be knowledgeable in your field, but you need to also look the part and exude self-confidence to be noticed. And with a likely discussion around money, you want to feel as powerful and in control as you can be.
Sagittarius
As an independent fire sign you like the freedom to work alone, but you are smart enough to know that it is a team of people that bring a project to completion. Discussions this week can lead you closer to achieving a goal at work. Love and social arrangements are also in the stars; so, don’t get too preoccupied.
Capricorn
Influential people can help both your business and personal matters this month, so get ready to self-promote. Find out who makes the decisions, and seek ways to spend time with them so you can highlight your specific skills and attributes. And don’t underestimate your charm.
Aquarius
This week, don’t be surprised if you do a turn around on something you thought you wanted and now don’t. Give yourself permission to change your mind and not feel guilty about it.
Pisces
A situation at work can come through now, which can also be good for you financially. But with the holidays around the corner, it is wise not to overindulge; in the long run, it pays to be frugal. But if you have cash burning a hole in your pocket, by all means, treat yourself.

–Jennifer Angel Website

Your Daily Tarot Card for November 26th is The Moon

Keywords: imagination, dreams, emotion, competition (the dogs), illusion!

Astrological Correspondence: Pisces

The Moon in all its phases represents the world of dreams, illusions, and the subconscious. Traditionally the symbol of the feminine, the card’s meaning encompasses the maternal, the Great Mother, womanhood, and cycles. The Moon is an ambivalent card, and its imagery signifies the difficulty to see things clearly: simultaneously inspiring and lacking courage, enchanting and bewildering, deceptive and receptive – all sides of the same coin. Signaling fluctuating moods and uncertainty we must pay attention to our dreams, confront our subconscious and deal with the issues that come to the surface in order to progress to a higher level of awareness. Being able to put our imagination and creative talents to good use is an added bonus. Negative qualities such as ambiguity, confusion, hidden fears, and deception can be causes for failure.

 

Your Daily Love Tarot Card for November 26th is Judgment

You made choices you regret and you think you are proven wrong? Did you misjudge the situation? You have too much experience and too much honesty not to have understood the situation at the time. If it eases your mind, do double check and ensure facts aren’t hiding under the rug. If so, apologies help today. If not, trust that you will soon feel better because you did the right thing.

 

 

 

 

Your Erotic Tarot Card for November 26th is The Devil

What is it that has a hold on you? A dark sexual desire, or an obsession with unrequited passion? The Devil card represents going against your better judgment and indulging in things that can be at the least challenging and at the most harmful to your well-being. Is it hard for you to have just one slice of cake, as in not pursue an affair or participate in other destructive sexual behavior even though you have healthier options? The best thing is probably to not indulge in them at all. Use your willpower. In other words, just say no.

 

Your Daily Rune for November 26 is Jera

Jera

Rune of harvest and reward for, or reaction to, right actions in a horizontal (naturally ordered) cyclical process. Rune of peace on the land and in the heart.

Psi: psychological time, patience, the measurement of time

Energy: good harvest, orbits, cycles, progress, biorhythms, right effort

Mundane: waiting, gardening, farming, the seasons, harvest

Divinations: Reward for positive action, plenty, peace, proper timing; or repetition, bad timing, poverty, conflict, regression.

Governs:
Fertility, creativity and harmony with the land
Peace, prosperity and plenty
Realization of the cyclical nature of the multiverse, invoking the power of time and cycles
Bringing other concepts gently into material manifestation
Initiating gradual and lasting change in flow of life

 

Your Daily Witches Rune for November 26 is

The Rings

Keywords: Love, relationships.

Meanings: The Rings is the rune of love and when it is the leading stone, it is a positive answer to your question. It is very much a rune of relationship and can indicate engagement, marriage or a new/renewed relationship. It can also indicate the need for a fresh approach to an existing relationship.

 

Your Ogham Reading for November 26 is Edhadh-Aspen

Aspens grow in large colonies, with the root system potentially up to 10,000’s of years old. This tree can survive fires and other harmful conditions. Often this letter can be associated with death and the fear that comes from it. However it is better to see it for what the aspen really is. When one dies another aspen grows from the same root system. Death is not always a negative aspect of life; sometimes it is a necessary transition. The letter Edhadh will force us to look inward for what we need to “let die,” so we can renew ourselves.

Fortune – A large part of your life will be gone, yet do not worry because another great part will stop. Edhadh never closes one door without opening another!

Your Animal Spirit Guide for Monday, November 26 is The Wolf

If a Wolf shows up, it means: Characteristics and behaviors that no longer serve your spiritual purpose are being culled from your consciousness. Make cooperation a priority over competition. Valuable insights, ideas and new teachings are coming your way so pay close attention. It is important to maintain your self-esteem and integrity and deeply trust your inner knowing even when you feel misunderstood. You are being spirituality and psychically protected at all times.

 

Crack the Cookie

 

A single kind word will keep one warm for years.

 

 

 

The Wisdom of the Buddha

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

Daily Planet Tracker for Monday, November 26: Moon In Cancer

Sensitive, Nurturing, Loyal

November 24 – November 27, 2018


Before we get into talking about the Cancer Moon, let’s start off with a little bit about the Moon itself. In Astrology, the Moon is considered a planet — and it’s the fastest moving one at that! Because it moves so quickly, it moves through each of the 12 zodiac signs once every month.

When the Moon is in Cancer

Regardless of what your Sun or Moon signs are, for a couple of days a month we’re all under the influence of the Cancer Moon. We’ll feel a little bit more tender, and more vulnerable than we do during other times of the month. You’ll have the urge to put up stronger walls between you and others in order to protect yourself. This is one of Cancer’s tricks — living behind your castle walls so you can feel safe. So, during the Moon in Cancer transit, you’ll feel more protective not only over yourself, but also those you love.

Cancer is the sign of mothering energy, so during this Moon you’ll feel a stronger urge to nurture and care for everyone as if everyone was one of your children. Domestic matters will feel more important than usual, and you will find yourself wanting to be at home surrounded by your loved ones. This is a great time to invite people over to share stories over a meal, or gather friends for a night of games.

Emotions will be heightened during the Cancer Moon, and it’s easy become moody if you don’t express how you’re feeling. But don’t worry, this extra emotion doesn’t have to be a bad thing. You’ll have an easier time tuning into your emotional needs, giving you a better understanding of what you need in life to feel satisfied.

New Moon in Cancer

In the early summer when the Moon and Sun are both in the sign of Cancer, we have a New Moon in Cancer. This is a very special time because New Moons are all about new growth and the beginning of new cycles. Cancer likes to protect itself by holding things in, so during the Cancer New Moon, we want to think about planting the metaphorical seeds we’ve kept hidden. However, this doesn’t mean we need to announce our plans to everyone if we don’t want to. It just means we need to finally bring those seeds out of hiding and sow them with intention.

Full Moon in Cancer

Six months later, at the beginning of winter when the sun is in the sign of Capricorn, we have a Full Moon in Cancer. Capricorn is about the outer energy, and the mastery of our outer world. The Cancer Full Moon allows the energies of these two signs to counterbalance each other, and helps us bring to fruition those things that we held close during the New Moon. We’re finally able to manifest these things, and create a sense of security in bringing our feelings and desires out into the world.

If you were born with the Moon in Cancer

Your Sun sign represents the person you show to the world. Your Moon sign (or natal moon sign) is about how you feel, and Cancerians have very powerful feelings. Although, you wouldn’t know it with the thick shell they use to protect themselves! They only put up a hard exterior because they’re incredibly sensitive, and can get hurt easily.

They’re aren’t just aware of their own feelings — they’re also able to sense the feelings of those around them. Being a Water sign, they have the gift of intuition, and can easily pick up on how others are feeling or what they need. Rest assured, you can’t fool a Crab because they’ll see right through you!

Matters of the heart and home are incredibly important to those born with their Moon in Cancer. Deeply loyal, they take their relationships with others seriously, and love spending time with family and friends. Natural nurturers, they often go out of their way to make others feel loved. It’s no surprise that Cancer has a reputation for being the “mother sign” of the zodiac.

A Little Humor for Your Day

Thou hast just received the Amish Virus

As we haveth no technology nor programming experience, this virus worketh on the honour system.

Please delete all the files from thy hard drive and manually forward this virus to all on thy mailing list.

We thank thee for thy cooperation.


— The Amish Computer Engineering Dept.

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Coming up, our final thought for the day.

Lady of the Abyss

“Walk barefoot, listen to the wind, drink in the moon…. BE MAGICK”

Your Daily Rune for Thursday, Nov. 22 is Fehu

Your Daily Rune for Today

Fehu

“Fay-Who” – Literally: “Cattle” – Esoteric: Mobile Property, New Beginnings, Wealth

Key Concepts: Wealth, money, food, sustenance, Hamingja, luck, personal power, circulation of power, financial strength, prosperity

Psi: Beginner’s Mind, presence, freedom, first impressions, young love

Energy: mobility, luck, charisma, dynamic power, liquid and mobile transferable energies, abundance, circulation, ‘mana’, sexual attraction

Mundane: money, recent purchases, reputation, freshness, fashionability

Divinations: New beginnings, social success, foresight, energy, travel, money, control; or greed, failure, atrophy, poverty, endings.

Governs:

  • Delegating your energy to another, power transference or projection; the sending rune
  • Drawing gravity into the personal sphere
  • Promotion of personal and social evolution, changing circumstances of importance
  • Increase in personal monetary wealth
  • Beginner’s mind and presence as a tool for consciously creating a fresh start

 

Today’s Witches Rune for November 20 is Woman

Today’s Witches Rune

Woman

Meaning: The first meaning of this rune is quite obvious: it represents women. Any woman that is important in the question, whether you know her or not, will be represented by this rune. Mother, sister, aunt, grandma, a female boss, friend, lover or even enemy… all can be symbolized by the appearance of this rune.

In a more general sense, this rune is related to traditional female abilities and characteristics, such as giving birth, nurturing, comforting and healing. When this rune appears, you can count on the sympathy of others towards you or your situation. In its most negative aspects, the Woman rune can show over-protectiveness, a patronizing attitude or co-dependency. It often strives to maintain the status quo, refusing to change even if the situation is bad.

The Woman rune is connected to nurturing – nurturing a relationship, a person or a project. Like the Moon rune, it can be related to finding a safe place to rest and heal, but while the Moon implies a solitary retreat, the Woman often shows that you need to go back to the people you trust, the people you feel safe with.

Healing is another strong aspect of this symbol, as well as teaching. You can be both the patient/student or the healer/teacher when this rune appears. This rune is also connected to creativity, but in a way that is different from the Romance rune. While the latter is about the conception of a project – the initial stages of creation – the Woman is about the birth of this project. When your creation is brought out into the world, fully manifested.

In relationship readings, this rune isn’t bad, but rather weak. While it can indicate subtle ties between people, these are usually so, so subtle that the partners can easily drift away from each other. It can show that one of the partners sees the other as someone who needs to be protected and healed, rather than an equal. Usually, the romance is a bit stagnated when this rune appears, or very close to becoming a friendship.

 

Your Daily Rune for November 20 is Mannaz

Your Daily Rune for November 20

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