Celtic Gods and Goddesses: Exploring the Pantheon and Mythology of the Ancient Celts

This article is not a complete list of the Celtic Goddesses and Gods. It seems to be the more popular ones in modern pagan traditions. They will also correspondence to some of the other ancient pantheons in other parts of the ancient world.

To read about the different Gods and Goddesses please click on their hyperlink this comes from historycooperative.org

You’ve always wanted to stroll across the beautiful landscape of Ireland. To make sure that you don’t miss out on the best spots, you decide to make use of a local touring company.

Suddenly one appears before you. How strange that you didn’t notice this building before, but heck, the banner outside claims it’s five-star and that you’ll meet Celtic gods and goddesses in person. They are probably just actors in costume — a little cheesy — but you don’t see any other places that are open at the moment.

To your surprise, you realize that your hiking companions are the actual Celtic gods and goddesses. While you fight off the sudden faint feeling, you remember that the ridiculously steep deposit is only refundable at the end of the trip. There’s no turning back now.

A big guy claps his hand on your shoulder and says, “Fear not, tiny mortal. You’re going to have a fun time learning all about the ancient Celtic pantheon and the people who worshipped us.”

You just want your deposit back. So when the group picks up their backpacks and heads out, you follow.

Table of Contents

Dagda – The Good Father God of Ireland, Knowledge, Weather, Wise Druids, and Wariors

Name: The Dagda – the good god
Realms: Father god of Ireland; knowledge, weather, fertility, druids, warriors
Family: Father of Aengus, Brigid, and Danu, member of the Tuatha Dé Dannan
Fun Fact: In Dorsetshire is an enormous drawing of a man. Some believe that the chalk creation is meant to show this deity…

Ériu – The Patron Goddess of Ireland

Name: Ériu
Realms: Patron goddess of Ireland
Family: Daughter of Ernmas and Fiachna Mac Delbáeth; has two sisters called Banba and Fódla; mother of Bres
Fun Fact: Her sisters’ names are sometimes used as poetic titles for Ireland…

Lugh – The God of Crafts, Light, and Sun

(Side Note: This is the God who is honored during a Lammas/Lughnasadh celebration)

Name: Lugh
Realms: God of crafts, light, and Sun
Family: Son of Eithne and Cian; father of Cú Chulainn
Fun Fact: His full name is a little strange — Lugh of the Long Arms…

Epona’s Horses Aren’t Fond of Mortals (Don’t Get Too Close)

(Side Note: Epona is also considered the Goddess of all domestic animals in modern times. I work with her closely when teaching a puppy or an older dog manners to get along better in the human world)

Name: Epona
Realms: Patron goddess of horses, mules, fertility, and cavalry
Family: ???
Fun Fact: In the Gaulish tradition, Epona was never shown in human form; only as a mule or a horse. The Romans showed her as a woman on a throne, standing between horses or driving a chariot…

The Group’s Healer Is Kind of a Reaper

(Side Note: This is the Goddess who is honored during a Imbolc celebration)

Name: Brigid
Realms: Goddess of poetry, fertility, motherhood, passion, dawn, healing, smithing, fire, invention, and life
Family: Married to Bres; mother of Ruadán; daughter of the Dagda
Fun Fact: She inspired a goddess in Haiti, called Maman Brigitte

Danu Knows All About Death and Daffodils

Name: Danu
Realms: A mother goddess; the earth, nature, wind, fertility, death, wisdom, cattle, regeneration, wealth
Family: She was the consort of both the Sun god, Belenos, and the sea god, Beli; daughter of the Dagda, member of the Tuatha De Dannan.
Fun Fact: Danu is another geographical smash hit. Among the places named after this goddess is the River Danube, the Paps of Anu, a region in Ireland’s County Kerry, and possibly the Dane Hills in Leicestershire…

The God of Love Has Daddy Issues (Rightfully So)

Name: Aengus
Realms: God of love and youth
Family: Son of Boann and the Dagda, member of the Tuatha Dé Dannan
Fun Fact: Four birds surround him at all times and, according to mythology, they symbolize his smooches (Yep. His kisses)…

There’s a Confused God Looking for Some Guy Called “Asterix”

Name: Toutatis
Realms: Possibly the guardian god of the Gauls
Family: ???
Fun Fact: Ancient writers suggested that he was the equivalent of the Roman god, Mars…

There’s a Wolf Wearing Bloody Armor

Name: The Morrigan, the Great Queen, the Phantom Queen.
Realms: Goddess of war, fate, death, and destiny
Family: Great-granddaughter of King Nuada, member of the Tuatha Dé Dannan
Fun Fact: In some versions of Celtic mythology, Ireland was named for this Irish goddess…

You Don’t Mess With This Healer — He’ll Knock You Out (Then Put an Ice Pack on It)

Name: Belenus
Realms: God of the Sun, spring festivals, healing, medicine, and guardianship
Family: ???
Fun Fact: According to Roman sources, Belenus was the popular kid in the Celtic mythology during the 3rd century…

This God Adores Wheels and Human Sacrifices

Name: Taranis
Realms: Wheels, thunder, weather, the sky
Family: ???
Fun Fact: Archaeologists have discovered thousands of votive wheels in Gaul. They were popular offerings to Taranis…

Cernunnos Refuses to Show Himself, Because No One Remembers Him

(Side Note: This is the God who is honored during a Beltane celebration)

Name: Cernunnos
Realms: Forests, wildlife, wealth, fertility, and possibly the underworld
Family: ???
Fun Fact: This Celtic god is more of an entity today, in modern Wiccan traditions, than during the past…

 

A Laugh for Today – 33 Best Laffy Taffy Jokes to Sweeten Your Day

From Reader’s Digest

Move over Snapple facts and make room for these hilarious jokes found on Laffy Taffy wrappers.

One of the sweetest flavors of childhood is undisputedly the chewy, juicy, sugary, and cavity-inducing Laffy Taffy. You may have even argued with classmates over the best flavors—strawberry being superior, obviously. Now produced by the Ferrara Candy Company, these individually wrapped taffy rectangles that come in a variety of flavors have been bringing joy to kids and even adults (no shame here!) since the 1970s. Laffy Taffy was launched under Kathryn Beich Candies in Bloomington, Illinois as Beich’s Caramels, but was later renamed Beich’s Laffy Taffy. The candy was bought by Nestle in 1984 which then sold the brand to the Ferrara Candy Company in 2018, producing the taffy we know and love today. But chewing on this tasty treat wasn’t the only intriguing part of the experience. So if you’re a fan of Snapple facts, you’re going to love these funny puns and more.

Beich really put the “laffy” in Laffy Taffy. Inside each individual wrapper, you’ll find a joke. Since the launch, the jokes have been written and mailed in by children, making for some super silly and hilarious humor. These aren’t your typical knock knock jokes for kids. Laffy Taffy jokes are clever, punny, and may even make you think a little. We have all the candy punsice cream puns, and cookie puns that you could dream of, but this roundup of the best Laffy Taffy jokes people found on their wrappers will definitely get you giggling and eager to share with friends.

1. What happened after David had his ID stolen?

We had to call him Dav.

2. How do you mend a broken jack o’ lantern?

With a pumpkin patch.

3. What button can’t unbutton?

Your belly button.

4. Why does Where’s Waldo wear stripes?

He doesn’t want to be spotted.

5. What did the house wear to the party?

Address.

6. What did the girl sea say when the boy sea asked her for a date?

Shore.

7. How do you communicate with a fish?

You drop it a line.

8. What kind of shoes do frogs wear?

Open toed.

9. Where can you find an ocean without water?

On a map.

10. What do you call a happy cowboy?

A jolly rancher.

11. What did the horse say when he fell down?

Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t giddyup!

12. What do you call an avid gardener?

Herb.

13. What is a good spot for a taste bud?

I forgot… it is on the tip of my tongue.

14. Why do bananas have to put on sunscreen?

They might peel.

15. Why was the broom late?

It over swept.

16. Why don’t lobsters share?

Because they are shellfish.

17. How do you organize a space party?

Planet.

18. What are sailors’ favorite fruits?

Navel oranges.

19. What do you call the King’s rabbit?

The hare to the throne.

20. Why do fish always sing off-key?

Because you can’t tuna fish.

21. Why do marsupials make such good tea?

It’s koala tea.

22. How does a tree go home when it is ready?

It leaves.

23. What do you call a fancy sea creature?

So-fish-ticated.

24. What did one eye say to the other?

Between us, something smells.

25. Why don’t birds follow directions?

They like to wing it.

26. When do you stop at green and go at red?

When you’re eating a watermelon!

27. What do frogs order at a restaurant?

French flies.

28. How does the moon cut his hair?

Eclipse it.

29. What do you call a sad strawberry?

A blueberry.

30. When can peanuts laugh?

When you crack them up!

31. Why is a pancake like the sun?

Because it rises in the yeast.

32. What building has the most stories?

The library.

33. Can February march?

No, but April May.

Spell for Today – Protection Spell for Your Loved Ones – Printable

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence for Wednesday

From gypsywolf.weebly.com

Wednesday, the fourth day of the week,  is named after the Scandinavian Woden (Odin), the “All-Father” of Norse mythology, god of wisdom, poetry and magic .  He sacrificed himself, hanging with a spear thrust in his side by his own hand, on Yggdrasil, the World Tree, to receive the knowledge of the Runes.  His symbols are the wolf, raven, and the valknut, Knot of the Vala.  Wednesday also corresponds to the Roman God, Mercury, also known as Hermes (Greek), messenger of the gods, and god of speed, travel, fortune and communication.

Wednesday

Latin: Dies Mercurii, the day of Mercury.
French: mercredi
Italian: mercoledi
Spanish: miércoles
German: Mittwoch
Dutch: woensdag

Rules: Communication, eloquence, education, travel, mental agility, intelligence, wisdom, self-improvement, divination, breaking  negative habits, overcoming addictions, writing.
Colors: Yellow, Grey, Mixed Hues
Planet: Mercury
Metal: Quicksilver, a liquid mercury that contains amounts of the platinum group metals, has been interpreted as the caduceus of the Greek Hermes (Mercury in Roman myth); Zinc
Stones: Agate, Aventurine, Jasper (mottled), Mica, Pumice
Herbs: Almond, Bergamot Mint, Caraway, Dill, Fennel, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena, Peppermint, Thyme
Zodiac: Gemini & Virgo

February 8, 2023 Daily Horoscopes

Click here to read Georgia Nicols Daily Horoscopes

Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions after 10:30 PM PST this evening. The Moon is in Virgo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This will be a productive day for you, in large measure because your ability to communicate to bosses, parents and people in authority is smooth, strong and direct. You know what you want to get done today and you’re going to do it. Furthermore, others will listen to you.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a positive day to socialize! You will enjoy fun diversions, the arts, movies, the theatre, sports and playful activities with children. Other cultures and foreign countries will appeal to you, especially their arts and crafts. You want to enjoy yourself today!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today you will be happy to cocoon at home and relax among familiar surroundings. You might take a look at your assets and bills and try to straighten up some loose ends because afterwards, you can relax with a treat knowing you did some important work.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This is a great day to schmooze with others. Enjoy conversations with neighbours, siblings, relatives and daily contacts. You will also enjoy studying and learning something new, which is why this is a productive day for writers, teachers and editors. Salespeople are on their toes as well.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Do some serious money planning today. You don’t necessarily have to create a budget; but think ahead for the coming year. Can you set aside some money for some obvious expenses you see down the road? Financial planning of any kind always helps. (Especially for big spenders.)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today the Moon is in your sign dancing beautifully with Mercury and Venus. This makes your words sweet, smooth, charming and diplomatic. Your mind is also sharp. This wonderful combination will guarantee insightful conversations and entertaining times with others.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Research of any kind will go well today because you’re happy to dig deep looking for answers. Fortunately, you have the patience and the determination that are necessary to get results. Meanwhile, some of you might begin a secret flirtation or love affair? (Be still my beating heart.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You will enjoy conversations with friends and members of groups today because you feel witty, sharp and entertaining. (And indeed, you are!) Others will be glad to see you and hear what you have to say. Expect to hold sway, especially with groups. Speak up!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Financial discussions will go well today. In fact, you might have some excellent moneymaking ideas, which are worth your consideration. Please, write them down because later you might appreciate them more. If shopping, you will enjoy buying beautiful things for yourself and loved ones.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You have a strong urge to get away from all this today. You want to break free from your routine. You always act like you’re being sensible, organized and appropriate to the occasion. But sometimes, you like to run wild and crazy! This could be one of those days.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Some quiet study and a bit of research might bode well for financial matters that you are considering, especially anything related to inheritances, shared property, insurance matters or debt. Some hidden information might be valuable. Either seek it out or listen to someone who knows.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is a wonderful day to schmooze with partners and close friends. You will love to socialize with friends, as well as groups, clubs and organizations. In fact, it will benefit you to share your dreams for the future with someone because their feedback might help you. (One never knows where they will hear their next hot tip.)

If Your Birthday Is Today

Author John Grisham (1955) shares your birthday today. You easily tune into the moods of others, which helps you to understand people. When captured by an idea, you will pursue it with enthusiasm. This is a powerful year for you because you will reap the rewards for your past actions. Expect promotions, kudos, awards and acknowledgement.

February 8, 2023 Moon Goddess Current Phase

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

From MoonGiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Gibbous. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9pm and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning.

Visit the February 2023 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on February 8 has an illumination of 93%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On February 8 the Moon is 17.22 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

Phase Details

Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 93%
Moon Age: 17.22 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 398,746.84 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,583,257.30 km

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Useful Moon Resources

February 8, 2023 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

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

Currentplanetarypositions.com

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

For Your Local Time and Date 

Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, USA

February 08, 2023
11:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM PST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Aquarius 55
Moon:25 Virgo 02
Mercury:26 Capricorn 37
Venus:15 Pisces 58
Mars:12 Gemini 14
Jupiter:07 Aries 36
Saturn:26 Aquarius 48
Uranus:15 Taurus 04
Neptune:23 Pisces 51
Pluto:28 Capricorn 55

True Lunar Node:07 Taurus 06 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 08 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Leo 31

Chiron:12 Aries 56
Ceres:06 Libra 53 Rx
Pallas:10 Cancer 45 Rx
Juno:13 Aries 12
Vesta:00 Aries 20

Eris:24 Aries 00

Fire:6
Earth:6
Air:4
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Northern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA

February 08, 2023
09:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Aquarius 50
Moon:24 Virgo 01
Mercury:26 Capricorn 30
Venus:15 Pisces 51
Mars:12 Gemini 13
Jupiter:07 Aries 35
Saturn:26 Aquarius 48
Uranus:15 Taurus 04
Neptune:23 Pisces 51
Pluto:28 Capricorn 55

True Lunar Node:07 Taurus 07 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 09 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Leo 30

Chiron:12 Aries 56
Ceres:06 Libra 53 Rx
Pallas:10 Cancer 46 Rx
Juno:13 Aries 10
Vesta:00 Aries 18

Eris:24 Aries 00

Fire:6
Earth:6
Air:4
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Northeastern Hemisphere

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

8 February 2023
02:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Aquarius 32
Moon:20 Virgo 28
Mercury:26 Capricorn 07
Venus:15 Pisces 30
Mars:12 Gemini 08
Jupiter:07 Aries 32
Saturn:26 Aquarius 45
Uranus:15 Taurus 04
Neptune:23 Pisces 50
Pluto:28 Capricorn 54

True Lunar Node:07 Taurus 10 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 10 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Leo 29

Chiron:12 Aries 55
Ceres:06 Libra 53 Rx
Pallas:10 Cancer 47 Rx
Juno:13 Aries 00
Vesta:00 Aries 10

Eris:23 Aries 59

Fire:6
Earth:6
Air:4
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

A Thought for Today – The Lady of the Moon Poem

The Lady of the Moon

To all things, she’s attuned

Always smiling

And quite beguiling

Looking down

On the world around

Her nightly journey

Light and pearly

Quaint and lively

In stunning ivory

Ever timeless

She calls in silence

Whether waxing or waning

Shrinking or gaining

Whether new or full

She exerts her pull

Illuminating and pulsating

Stimulating and captivating

She’s magical

And classical

Her history

Filled with mystery

How she cleverly

Shares her energies

The many times

Ageless signs

Gorgeous sight

On a full moon night

She divides

Our ocean tides

Many mazes

In her phases

The nightly seeing

By every being

Plus in our dreams

And in-between

If you’ve missed her power

Wait for hours

You’ll see her soon

Lovely Lady of the Moon

A Laugh for Today – 54 Jokes for Anyone with a Sense of Humor

(These jokes are not posted to offend anyone I just have a dry, sometimes twisted sense of humor) From Reader’s Digest

Dark jokes may seem a bit taboo, but sometimes it’s OK to just laugh. We promise we won’t tell anyone that you did.

Life can be a real challenge sometimes, and during those times you may just have to laugh it out—even if that means getting a little dark. While these may not be the best jokes to crack with your mother-in-law or boss, it’s OK to giggle at them on your own or even with some like-minded friends. Dark jokes aren’t for everyone, but laughing at dark jokes could mean you’re a genius. Genius or not, there’s no harm in letting off some steam on the harder days with some dark humor.

1. I don’t have a carbon footprint.
I just drive everywhere.

2. The most corrupt CEOs are those of the pretzel companies.
They’re always so twisted.

3. When we were kids, we used to be afraid of the dark.
But when we grew up, the electricity bill made us afraid of the light!

4. What did the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs say?
“T. rex, I’m coming for my hug!”

5. An apple a day keeps the doctor away…
Or at least it does if you throw it hard enough.

6. I have a stepladder because my real ladder left when I was just a kid.

7. I visited my friend at his new house. He told me to make myself at home.
So I threw him out. I hate having visitors.

8. I was playing chess with my friend and he said, “Let’s make this interesting.”
So we stopped playing chess.

9. Why did Mozart hate all of his chickens?
When he asked them who the best composer was, they all replied, “Bach, Bach, Bach.”

10. The other day, my wife asked me to pass her lipstick, but I accidentally passed her a glue stick.
She still isn’t talking to me.

Feeling cheesy? Try these corny jokes that will make everyone laugh while they roll their eyes.

11. Patient: Oh doctor, I’m just so nervous. This is my first operation.
Doctor: Don’t worry. Mine too.

12. I just got my doctor’s test results and I’m really upset. Turns out, I’m not gonna be a doctor.

13. Never break someone’s heart. They only have one.
Break their bones instead. They have 206 of them.

14. My husband is mad that I have no sense of direction.
So I packed up my stuff and right.

15. I childproofed my house
Somehow they still got in!

16. The guy who stole my diary just died. My thoughts are with his family.

17. What’s worse than biting into an apple and discovering a worm?
Biting into an apple and discovering half a worm.

18. As I get older, I remember all the people I lost along the way. Maybe a career as a tour guide was not the right choice.

19. My wife told me she’ll slam my head into the keyboard if I don’t get off the computer.
I’m not too worried — I think she’s jokindkdkslalkdlkfjslfjslksdlkfjuahehwhgwdklaljdf

20. You’re not completely useless.
You can always serve as a bad example.

21. A man walks into a magic forest and tries to cut down a talking tree. “You can’t cut me down,” the tree complains. “I’m a talking tree!” The man responds, “You may be a talking tree, but you will dialogue.”

22. What’s a pirate’s favorite letter of the alphabet?
None. Historians have suggested most pirates would have been illiterate.

23. “Welcome back to Plastic Surgery Anonymous. Nice to see so many new faces here today!”

24. My wife left a note on the fridge that said, “This isn’t working.” I’m not sure what she’s talking about. I opened the fridge door and it’s working fine!

25. What’s the last thing to go through a fly’s head as it hits the windshield of a car going 70 miles per hour? Its butt.

26. My boss told me to have a good day.
So I went home.

27. A child determined to burn his home down. His dad watched, tears in his eyes. He put his arm across the mother and stated, “That’s arson.”

28. Imagine when you walked into a bar and there was a lengthy line of individuals ready to take a swing at you. That’s the punch line.

29. Wife: “I want another baby.”
Husband: “That’s a relief, I also really don’t like this one.”

30. “What’s your name, son?” The principal asked his student. The kid replied, “D-d-d-dav-dav-david, sir.” “Do you have a stutter?” the principal asked. The student answered, “No sir, my dad has a stutter but the guy who registered my name was a real jerk.”

31. My favorite film is The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
I love a protagonist with a twisted back story.

32. Why are friends a lot like snow?
If you pee on them, they disappear.

33. I threw a boomerang a few years ago.
I now live in constant fear.

34. A blind woman tells her boyfriend that she’s seeing someone. It’s either terrible news or great news.

35. When I see the names of lovers engraved on a tree, I don’t find it cute or romantic.
I find it weird how many people take knives with them on dates.

36. Why don’t skeletons ever go trick or treating?
Because they have no body to go with.

37. My boss said to me, “You’re the worst train driver ever. How many have you derailed this year?”
I said, “I’m not sure; it’s hard to keep track.”

38. My wife and I have reached the difficult decision that we do not want children. If anybody does, please just send me your contact details and we can drop them off tomorrow.

39. You know you’re not liked when you get handed the camera every time they take a group photo.

40. I have a joke about trickle down economics. But 99 percent of you will never get it.

41. My parents raised me as an only child, which really pissed off my sister.

42. What rhymes with “boo” and stinks?
You.

43. I have a fish that can breakdance.
Just for 20 seconds though and only once.

44. What’s pink and dangerous for your tooth?
A brick.

45. “I work with animals,” the man says to his date.
“That’s so sweet,” she replies. “I love a man who cares about animals. Where do you work?”
“I’m a butcher,” he says.

46. Why don’t cannibals eat clowns?
Because they taste funny.

47. Watching my daughter at the park earlier. Another parent asked, “Which one is yours?” I replied, “I’m still deciding.”
They looked horrified.

48. My mother said one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
Turns out I’m adopted.

49. When my uncle Frank died, he needed his ashes to be buried in his favorite beer mug. His final wish was to be Frank in Stein.

50. Why do vampires seem sick?
They’re always coffin.

51. Do the very last thing my grandfather stated to me earlier than he kicked the bucket? “Grandson, watch how far I can kick this bucket.”

52. Well, it is true that humans eat more bananas than monkeys just as recent research suggests. I agree because I can’t remember when last I enjoyed eating a monkey.

53. Today I made a decision to go go to my childhood house. I asked the residents if I may come inside because I was feeling nostalgic, however, they refused and slammed the door on my face. My mother and father are the worst.

54. What’s the difference between jelly and jam? You can’t jelly a clown into the tiny automobile.

Spell for Today – Concentrate Candle Spell

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Wednesday is a good day to focus on getting over any slumps you may have. This day is considered the middle of the work week; and many people find themselves very tired by this point. That is why this day is a great day to do refresh, refrain, return, wake-up, and concentration spells. It is, also, another good day for meditation.

Concentrate Candle Spell

Items needed:

1 small white candle
1 small blue candle
1 orange candle

Take all three candles and place them on a fire-proof surface in front of you. Light both candles. Take three deep breaths. Lightly tap your forehead with one of your fingers for a minute or so. You should feel a slight tingly sensation on your forehead. Now, look at the three candles and say this chant three times:

“I have the time.
I have the wait.
This should help me concentrate.
When it’s white And it’s blue,
It will start my mind a new.”

After you have finished, blow out the candles. From this point on, when you have problems concentrating, think of those white, blue, and orange candles, and the tingle in your forehead; and your mind should be better able to concentrate.

 

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

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence for Wednesday

Wednesdays are wild and wacky days. They are for communication, change, cunning, and the arts. This is a Mercury day, and just its patron god this day is full of contradictions, change, and excitement. Some suggestions for Wednesday enchantments would include:

Pulling a little Wednesday color magic into your life by wearing purples or orange

Carrying a multipurpose agate with you and tapping into its various charms

Working with magical plants such as the fern for protection. This plant will also boost the power of any other magical plants with which it is arranged.

Incorporating lavender into charms and spells for transformation

Using the charming scent of lily of the valley to improve your memory, or working with the aspen tree for communication

Calling on Athena, patron of arts and crafts, for inspiration for a new project

Fanning out a Tarot spell to increase you creativity

Calling on Hermes on a Wednesday night to bring movement and good luck into your life

8 February 2023 Southern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

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

Currentplanetarypositions.com

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

For Your Local Time and Date 

Southeastern Hemisphere

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

8 February 2023
06:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Aquarius 42
Moon:22 Virgo 30
Mercury:26 Capricorn 20
Venus:15 Pisces 42
Mars:12 Gemini 11
Jupiter:07 Aries 34
Saturn:26 Aquarius 47
Uranus:15 Taurus 04
Neptune:23 Pisces 50
Pluto:28 Capricorn 55

True Lunar Node:07 Taurus 08 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 09 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Leo 30

Chiron:12 Aries 55
Ceres:06 Libra 53 Rx
Pallas:10 Cancer 46 Rx
Juno:13 Aries 06
Vesta:00 Aries 15

Eris:23 Aries 59

Fire:6
Earth:6
Air:4
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Southern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Cape Town, South Africa

8 February 2023
01:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Aquarius 29
Moon:19 Virgo 58
Mercury:26 Capricorn 04
Venus:15 Pisces 27
Mars:12 Gemini 07
Jupiter:07 Aries 31
Saturn:26 Aquarius 45
Uranus:15 Taurus 04
Neptune:23 Pisces 50
Pluto:28 Capricorn 54

True Lunar Node:07 Taurus 10 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 10 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Leo 28

Chiron:12 Aries 55
Ceres:06 Libra 54 Rx
Pallas:10 Cancer 47 Rx
Juno:12 Aries 59
Vesta:00 Aries 09

Eris:23 Aries 59

Fire:6
Earth:6
Air:4
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

8 February 2023
04:00 am GMT 3:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Aquarius 06
Moon:15 Virgo 26
Mercury:25 Capricorn 34
Venus:14 Pisces 59
Mars:12 Gemini 01
Jupiter:07 Aries 27
Saturn:26 Aquarius 42
Uranus:15 Taurus 03
Neptune:23 Pisces 49
Pluto:28 Capricorn 53

True Lunar Node:07 Taurus 14 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 11 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Leo 26

Chiron:12 Aries 54
Ceres:06 Libra 54 Rx
Pallas:10 Cancer 50 Rx
Juno:12 Aries 47
Vesta:29 Pisces 59

Eris:23 Aries 59

Fire:5
Earth:6
Air:4
Water:4
Cardinal:8
Fixed:6
Mutable:5

A Thought for Today

Dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may the Great Mother and Great Father, Lord and Lady, bless you and your family with all things positive! Remember WOTC’s family are here to listen and help get us through the rough times in our lives.

Giving Honor To Gaia/Mother Earth Every day

I have never understood once I started walking a spiritual path that allows me to live in more harmony with Mother Earth and all living thigs on and inside her why only 1 day every year is called Earth Day. Don’t get me wrong if this one day brings more awareness to people about how we rape and pillage the planet we live on than it is worth the yearly celebration.

I feel we as Pagans and Witches have a duty to help Mother Earth every day of every year. It can be something as simple as taking a small bag with you on walks to pick up the trash others are too lazy to get rid of properly. The smokers who throw the filters of their cigarettes on the ground to me should be horsed whip. I mean how hard is it to put the cigarette out get rid of any tobacco left in it than stick the filter in your pocket until they find a proper waste receptacle? I am a smoker and even when out in my own yard I do this. Yes, I am on my soapbox right now asking you to be part of the solution to the raping and pillage of Mother Earth instead of part of those who don’t give a damn how they treat her.

I challenge everyone who can go outside and take w walk to become the custodian of a two-block area or more around your home to take a walk as weather permits and wear plastic or rubber gloves and pick up any trash you see. I suggest taking at least to plastic or paper grocery bags with you on you first walk and I think you will be amazed at all the trash small and larger pieces you will find. The challenge to those that are homebound because of weather or a disability to put up a post on your social media account asking that the people you are friends with on their pickup discarded things and throw them away properly. If enough of do this post and ask our friends to re-post, we stand a good chance of going viral. Just think of all the good we can do for Mother Earth, wildlife, children, and our external living environment by doing this.

Are you with me on this clean up challenge? Good-bye trash in the comment section if you are.

Pagan Word Definition – Witchcraft

From merriam-webster.com

witchcraft

noun

witch·​craft ˈwich-ˌkraft 
1

a

the use of sorcery or magic

b

communication with the devil or with a familiar
2
an irresistible influence or fascination
3

a

rituals and practices that incorporate belief in magic and that are associated especially with neo-pagan traditions and religions (such as Wicca)

Practitioners of Wicca … use the tools … such as the broom (a purifying symbol), the wand, candles, crystals and the knife …. They refer to their practices as witchcraft …Lesley Wright

b

or less commonly Witchcraft a tradition or religion that involves the practice of witchcraft

Feminist witchcraft sees women’s oppression and environmental abuse, which they argue are intimately linked, as firmly rooted in patriarchal religions.Wendy Griffin
Wicca, which emerged in the 1940s in England, is the original form of modern Pagan Witchcraft.Meg Yardley

Synonyms

bewitchery

bewitchment

conjuring

devilry

deviltry

diablerie

enchantment

ensorcellment

magic

mojo

necromancy

sorcery

thaumaturgy

voodooism

witchery

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler

The first known use of witchcraft was before the 12th century