Seasons of the Witch! Ancient Holidays (and some not so ancient!) c.2011

 Seasons of the Witch!   Ancient Holidays (and some not so ancient!)   

Live each Season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. ~Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)  

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Coronado Day (US Southwest)
Dance of the Secret Places – Fairy
International Clam Chowder Festival
National Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day
National Day – Kuwait
National Don’t Utter a Word Day
Norriture Rituelle des sources têt d’ l’eau – Haiti
Norriture Rituelle des sources têt d’ l’eau – Voudon
Nut’s Day – Ancient Egypt
Pistol Patent Day (Samuel Colt)
Quiet Day
Revolution Day – Suriname
Special Holiday Choiseul Province – Solomon Islands
St. Ethelbert’s Day
St. Tarasius’ Day
St. Walburga’s Day (patron of crops; against coughs, frenzy, plague)
Suriname Revolution Day
Time of the Old Woman begins (until 4 March)

 TIME OF THE OLD WOMEN, lasting up to March 4th, & considered dangerous, especially due to the weather. The Koran says the world will end during this time.

Filling the Granary – On the 25th day of the first lunar month, Chinese grain and rice-merchants make sacrifices to the Granary God (Cangshen). In earlier times, this was the day when everyone feasted on mutton, pork and beef. Blackburn, Bonnie and Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Oxford Companion to the Year, Oxford University Press 1999

St Walburga – This sixth century Anglo-Saxon nun, who became the abbess of the double monastery of Heidenheim in Germany, was also known as a grain protectress. She was depicted holding a sheaf of wheat and was considered a matron of good crops, farmers and pregnant women.

Apparently sheaves of grain dressed like a woman were called Walburga. A legend tells how she disguised herself in a sheaf of grain while fleeing from a pursuer. Her other feast day is Walpurgishnacht (Apr 30), the date her relics were translated, a Christian date superimposed over an old Germanic spring revel, honoring a fertility goddess.Berger, Pamela, The Goddess Obscured, Beacon Press 1985

Day of Frau Holle -A day held sacred by Odinists honoring the industrious nature of women and the rewards they reap for faithlessly helping their folk…often times Gods and Goddesses in peasants clothing. To quote the Havamal “Never mock a wandering man or a guest” Ruthee C Fenian Moon Productions 2002

 

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Seasons of the Witch!   Ancient Holidays (and some not so ancient!)       

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondences Magickal Woods and Their Uses c. 2011

Magickal Woods and Their Uses

Apple: Love, healing, immortality

Apricot: Love

Ash: Protection prosperity, health, the sea.

Bamboo: Protection, luck, hex-breaking

Birch: Protection, banishing, purification

Cherry: Love, divination

Chestnut: Love, strength, money, healing

Cypress: Longevity, healing, comfort, protection

Dogwood: Wishes, protection

Elder: Banishing, protection, healing, wards off attackers, prosperity, sleep

Note: Some Wiccan traditions believe that the elder is sacred to the Goddess and therefore should not be cut or used; however, the leaves and berries are used in spells.

Elm: Love

Fig: Divination, fertility, love

Hawthorn: Fertility, happiness

Hazel: Luck, protection, wishes, anti-lightning

Hickory: Longevity, legal matters

Holly: Protection, luck dream magick

Juniper: Protection, love banishing, health, anti-theft

Magnolia: Fidelity, enjoyment, riches

Maple: Love, money, longevity

Mesquite: Healing

Mimosa: Protection, love, dreams, prophecy, purification

Mulberry: Protection, magickal focus, strength

Oak: All-purpose

Orange: Love, money, luck, divination

Peach: Love, fertility, wishes, banishment, longevity

Pear: Love

Pine: Healing, protection, banishment, money, anti-hunger

Plum: Healing

Poplar: Money, success, personal riches

Rowan: All-purpose

Walnut: Health, mental powers, wishes

Willow: Divination, love, protection, healing.

A Little Humor for Your Day – You Finally Know You are a Witch When… c. 2016

You Finally Know You are a Witch When…

© 1998 Connie Gilbert

1. Your BOS has spots on the pages from spilled brews.

2. When cleaning house you have to specify. “Where is the broom? No, not the broom, where is the one to clean the floor with?”

3. Candle wax has dripped on your keyboard.

4. There are more jars of strange smelling plants in your cupboards than there are cereal boxes.

5. Friends know they can always give you candles and incense as a gift.

6. When watching old re-runs of Bewitched, you find you side with Samantha’s mother Endora.

7. When traveling, stranger and stranger strangers tell you their problems.

8. You find yourself making corn dollies in the checkout line at the grocery store (well, I thought about it).

9. You ask for Halloween off, because it’s a religious holiday.

10. You start answering the phone with “Merry Meet”.

 

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(A Thought for Today) Good Thursday Morning to All Our Dear Brothers & Sisters of the WOTC! c. 2019

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! – Lady Beltane

Spell for Today – A Spell To See Spirits c. 2014

A Spell to See Spirits

To see spirits, old European grimoires recommend mixing together aloe, pepper,
musk, vervain and saffron, and burning this in a cemetery.
We can adapt this for other locations (like those in which the spirit lived) by
adding a bit of sweetgrass or tobacco to a specially prepared incense.
Create the incense on the anniversary of the death of the individual you wish to
contact.
This is then burned at 11 am, in the safety of a majick circle that also holds
symbolic items to connect you to the entity.
An incantation to encourage the spirit’s presence is:

“Guardians of the Spirit realm,
hear and guide my plea.
When the witching hour rings true,
bring my relationship, name of person to me.
Other souls who hear my call,
are not welcome in this place.
Only the one known as name of person may enter sacred space.”

Repeat the request three times, twenty minutes apart, then wait quietly for
indications of a presence.
Signs include the scent of flowers, or favored cologne, a cool wind, movement of
curtains, and candles going out or twitching erratically.
Once you feel sure the spirit is with you, do not make it tarry overly long.
Take care of your business, say farewell, and thank the guardians for their
assistance before closing the circle.

A Word of Caution:
Spiritual entities should not be banished or called for amusement.
It is best to contact a knowledgeable, experienced psychic for advice or
assistance before undertaking any spells of this type.
It is used for communication, and understanding the purpose of spirits.
The best times are in-between times, such as noon, midnight, dusk and dawn.
Halloween. Seasons of late fall and winter.
When the Moon is in Libra. Eclipses. Wednesday.

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February 2 Divination Journal c. 2017

Your Personal Daily Tarot Card

The Hermit



The Hermit denotes a need to have some space between you and the everyday hustle and bustle of our busy world. The Hermit needs to retreat. Indeed, happiness for The Hermit requires seclusion, freedom from material wants, and time for intense introspection. The answers The Hermit needs cannot be found in our physical world. The truths he seeks are internal, spiritual, and the distraction of a well developed social life can only impede his quest for his personal truths. Still, although not anything remotely resembling extroversion, The Hermit does sometimes need to share time with others; so he can both learn and teach, guide and be guided. The Hermit’s time spent amongst people depletes his energy rapidly. To avoid mental and physical overload he has to retreat from social settings quickly.

Your Personal Daily Love Tarot Card

The Fool

You deserve a partnership that deepens as you get to know each other. Wait for the person who has risen above commitment immaturity if commitment is your desire. The Fool reminds us that dating someone is not a mistake. It is falling in love and marrying them if it is not right. If your long-term relationship is encountering a difficult patch, now is the time to work together to rebuild.

Your Personal Daily Erotic Tarot Card

The Judgement

The Judgement card indicates that you’ve had some sexual hang-ups in the past, but you’re working toward getting over them. This is a period of transition, and although you’re doing the work, you may not be getting the exact results you desire. Forgive yourself for past missteps in order to take a sexual step forward today. Being afraid to express your true erotic self can even effect other areas of your life, so getting beyond your sexual inhibitions translates into a happier overall existence.

Psychic Tip of the Day

NEW SURPRISE
Your first big shock of the new year has arrived. It could be a welcome relief, but you may not know what to do with it. Were you expecting company?

 

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Your Daily Rune for Thursday,

Laguz

“Log-uhz” – Literally: “Water” or Ocean – Esoteric: Unconscious, Collective Memory

 

Rune of the unconscious context of becoming or the evolutionary process. Rune of Life’s longing for itself.

Psi: emotion, psychic powers, unconscious mental processes, love, dreaming

Energy: life energy, ocean spirit, origins of life, collective unconscious, the astral plane, love as unity, evolution

Mundane: water, imagination, occultism, dreams

Divinations: Life, passing a test, sea of vitality and of the unconscious growth, memory, dreams; or fear, circular motion, avoidance, withering, depression, manipulations, emotional blackmail, lack of moral fiber, fantasy, poison, toxicity

Governs:

Transpersonal powers
Mastery of emotion in order to shape wyrd
Guidance through difficult initiatory tests, ie. initiation into life
Increase in vitality and life force
Communication between your conscious mind to another’s unconscious mind
Development of ‘second sight’ or prophetic wisdom
All powers of dreaming (lucid dreams, astral projection)

 

Your Daily Influences for Thursday, 

 

Tarot Influence

Eight of Coins
A time to learn the ways of an occupation. A viable venture may be beginning. Handling worldly affairs skillfully.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Cancer Reversed

Cancer reversed denotes a lack of creative energy and disregard for home-life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

Water Reversed

Water reversed denotes secrets to which you are not privy. Approach all ventures with caution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Animal Spirit for Today

Porcupine

Porcupine has appeared in your reading today to bring a message of innocence and trust. Although Porcupine can throw quills when cornered, he is gentle, loving, and non-aggressive. Is there an area of your life that need Porcupine energy? Have you lost the ability to trust??

 

Daily Karmic Number

Brace yourself. The number 3 as it appears for you today signals that your spirit guides are close by, eager to help you with your needs. You have been on a path of taking care of yourself and your efforts are being rewarded. They have always been there, but you are in a position to sense them more now. Ask them for help with anything. Your mind, body, and spirit are integrated into a seamless unit. You are one with the Universe. Let the Universe benefit you as you send out your own positive energy.

Your Daily Charm

Today’s Meaning:
A course of events that cannot be altered has been set in motion within this aspect. Accept whatever happens in the near future and do not waste your time fretting about it–you can do nothing.

General Description:
This was a favorite charm in Egypt, worn in order to frustrate magicians, sorcerers and evil wishers from bewitching the wearer and stealing the soul from the heart; for it was the general belief that if the soul left the heart, the body would soon fade away and perish. The ancient Egyptians also believed that, after death, the heart was taken, in the underworld, and weighed against the symbols of the law; if found perfect, it was restored to the body, which at once came to life again and enjoyed everlasting felicity.

 

February 2, 2023 Birthday Horoscope

May the next year of your life be more positive than the past year! 

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

 

FEBRUARY 2 birthday horoscope predicts that you have your unique way of looking at the world. The February 2 horoscope sign is Aquarius, and you are timeless! You seem to freeze any signs of aging. You look younger than you are. You have always put your best foot forward, and it shows on the outside as it comes from within. This is how it should be.

February 2 birthday personality comes with a vibrant spirit, who is honest and determined. Aquarians born on this date tend to have odd personalities. You are a free-willed individual which means your way of thinking is not necessarily like anyone else’s.

You are, let us say, unconventional. I have always said that people who are less fortunate have labels such as “crazy,” and people with a lot of money are “eccentric.” The future of person who born on 2 February will be different.

People with Aquarius birthdays, you are known for their progressiveness and independent character. You are super intelligent. You are the eleventh astrological sign and bear the Water Bearer as your symbol. Born on February 2, you are ruled by the planet Uranus.

February 2 horoscope forecasts that your job and your family are important to you. You find a balance to interact with each side as you get your muse from your family. Aquarians are enterprising people with a gut instinct that you trust. You are the peacemaker that everyone comes to.

Being an Aquarian, you have strong personalities that fall into two groups. These Aquarians are quite the opposite. One is shy and sensitive. The other is a loud and attention seeking Aquarian. Whichever birthday horoscope profile you come under, both are stubborn individuals. On the other hand, you look for the truth and have strong opinions.

While developing close relationships with friends and partners, it is not the easiest thing to do for February 2 birthday personality. You find it difficult to let go. February 2 zodiac shows that you tend to put others on the back burner, irrespective of how they feel about them.

Your friends or lovers may say that you are not involved or unapproachable, but it goes deeper than that. It is your need to stay alive and to live well that you keep your nose clean and to the grindstone. Emotions can put a damper on things.

People are drawn to you, which is for sure. The list in your business contacts or your “little black book” keeps on growing. Listen Aquarius, and people are not objects that you take off the shelf when you want to. You have to decide what it is that you want and go for it.

What your birthday says about you is that the more friends you have, the more you distance yourself from others. You cannot be close with everybody you meet, but then, you know this already. When one individual has satisfied your interest, you move on to the next one.

When you look to your past, you will probably find that some situation still affects you. February 2 birthday personality bring this baggage to your current personal relationships. You should unpack your bags before committing to a long-term relationship or marriage and having children of your own. If you cannot do this, then perhaps it is better to remain alone, Aquarius.

Oh, but when you are in love, you can be a very attentive lover. You are romantic and with your creative side, you can shower your intended with lavish gifts. You work hard to provide all the comforts of life. You will love your partner a lot.

February 2 horoscope shows that those born today would not be happy unless they can make the lives of others better. Whatever Aquarians do, they will not compromise their autonomy. The Aquarian will let you know this. They are honest and forthright lovers.

Aquarius, you take risks and do not think of your health. You should know that holistic health is at your fingertips now. The menu has greatly improved its choices for awesome and healthy meals.

It is easier now that you can make your health drinks. Although you should not disregard the conventional doctor, a nutritionist would make a good addition to your list of contacts.

Being born on February 2, these Aquarians look for jobs with flexible hours or a job that they can work at their own pace. You do not like punching a time clock for anybody. If it meant taking a job that paid less money, you would.

As long as you did not have to give up yourself, you can reach your full potential. Aquarians born on this date have a knack for bookkeeping or accounting. You can keep track of your finances with ease.

See: Famous Celebrities Born On February 2

This Day That Year – February 2 In History

1550 – Duke of Somerset, Edward Seymour is freed
1852 – “Le Dame aux Camelias” premiers in Paris (Alexandre Dumas Jr.)
1913 – Grand Central Terminal opens in New York City
1935 – The first polygraph machine is tested by Leonarde Keeler

February 2 Kumbha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

February 2 Chinese Zodiac TIGER

February 2 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Uranus that symbolizes new, unpredictable creations, experiments, genius, and rebellion.

February 2 Birthday Symbols

The Water Bearer Is The Symbol For The Aquarius Zodiac Sign

February 2 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Moon. This card stands for intuition, emotions, and illusions. The Minor Arcana cards are Six of Swords and Knight of Swords.

February 2 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under LibraThis relationship connects on a high level and has excellent compatibility.

You are not compatible with people born under Cancer: This can turn into a very hurtful relationship.

See Also:

February 2 Lucky Numbers

Number 2 – This number stands for gentleness, kindness, intuition, and balance.
Number 4 – This is a practical number that symbolizes completion, caution, realization, and organization.

Lucky Colors For February 2 Birthday

White: This is a cool color that symbolizes purity, faith, spirituality, and innocence.
Purple: This color is a mystical color that symbolizes royalty, luxury, imagination, and prosperity.

Lucky Days For February 2 Birthday

Saturday – This day ruled by Saturn stands for completion, productivity, sternness, and planning.
Monday – This day ruled by Moon stands for mood swings, clairvoyance, and emotional breakdowns.

February 2 Birthstones

Amethyst is a mystical gemstone that imparts spiritual wisdom and increases your intuition.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On February 2

A charitable gift made on behalf of the man and a quirky antique jewelry piece for the woman. The February 2 birthday horoscope predicts you like things that make a difference.

February 2, 2023 Daily Horoscopes

Click here to read Georgia Nicols Daily Horoscopes

Moon Alert

There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Cancer.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is a gentle day and the perfect time to kick back and relax. You might want to choose quiet solitude with your favourite drink and past time. It’s your choice. Nevertheless, you also will enjoy entertaining at home or spending time with family members, especially females.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Enjoy interactions with siblings, neighbours and relatives today because everyone wants to socialize instead of work. However, those of you who write and explore creative avenues, will be productive today because you see beauty in your ideas as well as your everyday surroundings.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Be careful shopping today because you will be tempted by many beautiful things. So many choices! So little money. (It’s tough having champagne tastes on a beer wallet.) Nevertheless, you might find a tiny reward for yourself? Beauty doesn’t always have a price tag.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today the Moon is in your sign dancing with fair Venus, which will promote pleasant feelings between you and everyone around you. That’s why this is a good time to be with friends and get out and have a good time! You will love to see them, and they will love to see you.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Solitude in beautiful surroundings might suit you today. Nothing lonely. Au contraire! You feel elegant and special. The thing is, you just want to avoid the insane busyness of the world around you – at least, for a little time. Let’s be civilized.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is a wonderful day to schmooze with others. You will enjoy the company of friends; you will also enjoy the company of professional groups, clubs and associations. Admittedly, because everyone wants to have good time, you won’t get much work done. (Venus encourages laziness.)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You make an elegant impression on others today because the Moon is high in your chart, which means people notice you more than usual. However, because the Moon is dancing with Venus, others will see you as attractive, charming and diplomatic, which indeed – you are.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is the perfect day to travel for pleasure, if you can possibly swing this. However, you might also indulge yourself by expanding your knowledge through books, movies and film. Grab any opportunity to do something different, which will excite you. Like a tiny zap.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Discussions about how to divide or share something (perhaps an inheritance or some jointly-owned property) will go well today because everyone is cooperative and friendly. Furthermore, both sides want to see fairness achieved. I suspect the results will please you.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Although you have to go more than halfway when dealing with others today because the Moon is opposite your sign; nevertheless, relations with everyone will be smooth and easy-going. This is an excellent day to discuss how to beautify your home. You will also want to entertain in style!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Don’t be hard on yourself if you don’t feel like working today. Do the bare minimum. This is a day for relaxation, socializing and enjoying beautiful surroundings. It’s also an excellent day for the arts and expressing your creativity. (Here, you will do much more than the bare minimum.)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is a wonderful day for creative, artistic people because you’re in touch with your muse. Reach out and explore new avenues. Delight in expressing your talents. This is also a strong and positive day for those involved in sports as well as those who work with children. Enjoy socializing! Romance will flourish!

If Your Birthday Is Today

US Pres. George Washington (1732-1799) shares your birthday today. You are a diplomat who values peace. You are intuitive, creative and determined. Without effort on your part, people notice you. This year it’s time to concentrate on your needs and what brings you happiness. Relationships might require extra kindness and helpfulness. In turn, you can ask for help, as well.

February 2, 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 Waxing Gibbous phase. Visible through most of the night sky setting a few hours before sunrise. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts about 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon rises in the east in mid-afternoon and is high in the eastern sky at sunset. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

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

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on February 2 has an illumination of 91%. 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 2 the Moon is 11.85 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: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 91%
Moon Age: 11.85 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 403,413.24 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,439,529.20 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 2, 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 02, 2023
11:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM PST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:13 Aquarius 50
Moon:13 Cancer 17
Mercury:19 Capricorn 09
Venus:08 Pisces 31
Mars:10 Gemini 43
Jupiter:06 Aries 26
Saturn:26 Aquarius 05
Uranus:15 Taurus 00
Neptune:23 Pisces 39
Pluto:28 Capricorn 44

True Lunar Node:08 Taurus 25 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 28 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Leo 51

Chiron:12 Aries 42
Ceres:06 Libra 58
Pallas:11 Cancer 28 Rx
Juno:10 Aries 06
Vesta:27 Pisces 43

Eris:23 Aries 58

Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:5
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 02, 2023
09:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:13 Aquarius 45
Moon:12 Cancer 18
Mercury:19 Capricorn 03
Venus:08 Pisces 25
Mars:10 Gemini 42
Jupiter:06 Aries 25
Saturn:26 Aquarius 04
Uranus:15 Taurus 00
Neptune:23 Pisces 39
Pluto:28 Capricorn 43

True Lunar Node:08 Taurus 26 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 28 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Leo 50

Chiron:12 Aries 42
Ceres:06 Libra 58
Pallas:11 Cancer 29 Rx
Juno:10 Aries 03
Vesta:27 Pisces 41

Eris:23 Aries 58

Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:5
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Northeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:13 Aquarius 27
Moon:08 Cancer 50
Mercury:18 Capricorn 43
Venus:08 Pisces 03
Mars:10 Gemini 38
Jupiter:06 Aries 21
Saturn:26 Aquarius 02
Uranus:14 Taurus 59
Neptune:23 Pisces 39
Pluto:28 Capricorn 43

True Lunar Node:08 Taurus 29 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 29 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Leo 48

Chiron:12 Aries 41
Ceres:06 Libra 58
Pallas:11 Cancer 32 Rx
Juno:09 Aries 54
Vesta:27 Pisces 33

Eris:23 Aries 58

Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:5
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Aren’t We Lucky – U.S. Groundhog Day 2023: Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter

Groundhog Club handler A.J. Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 137th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. Phil’s handlers said that the groundhog has forecast six more weeks of winter. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)

From cbsnews.com

Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog emerged from his burrow on a cold Thursday morning and saw his shadow, declaring there would be six more weeks of winter.  Punxsutawney Phil made his prediction as a deadly storm wreaked havoc in the South and the Northeast was bracing for a dangerous Arctic blast.

The “inner circle” is a group of local dignitaries who are responsible for planning the events, as well as feeding and caring for Phil himself.

The annual event in Punxsutawney originated from a German legend about a furry rodent. Officials in the community – which is about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh – welcomed a crowd of thousands to this year’s festivities.

According to records dating back to 1887, Phil has predicted winter more than 100 times. Ten years were lost because no records were kept, organizers said.

To watch the full video of Punxsutawney Phil predict six more weeks of winter

A Little Humor for Your Day – You Know Someone Is New To Magick and Paganism When They Think That… c. 2016

You Know Someone Is New To Magick and Paganism When They Think That…

 

An ATHAME is the gas you use for your grill.

A CENSOR is a drink you mix with alcohol.

ASTRAL PROJECTION is a home-made movie viewer.

A SYMPATHITIC LINK is when you feel sorry because your chain broke.

WICCA is that part of the candle that burns.

APHRODITE is a prehistoric bird.

ARCHETYPES is a kind of building structure.

BLESSED BE is the god of insects.

A BOOK OF SHADOWS contains silhouettes of friends or family members.

A BRAZIER is support wear for women.

CASTING is done with a fishing line, or on a set in Hollywood.

CHARGING is done with a credit card or battery.

The only way to get into a CIRCLE is to have the right of way.

Crystal CLEANSING is done with window cleaner.

CYCLES have to do with your washing machine and when to add fabric softener.

DEMETER is where you put your quarter when you park downtown.

A DOLMAN is a new brand of banana.

HANDFASTING is eating without utensils.

LEY LINES happen at the airport in Hawaii.

PAN is something you fry food in.

A QUARTER is 25 cents and still buys a cup of coffee. (Note: This person is not only new to magick, but they also haven’t been out in a while!)

SKYCLAD is a shade of blue clothing.

A TRAD is a type of geometrical figure.

WHEEL OF FORTUNE is the game show with Vanna White.

 

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Spell – A- Day – Rune Meditation for Clearing Energy Flow c. 2011

 

Spell – A- Day – Rune Meditation for Clearing Energy Flow
Incense of the day: Peony
We have all felt the frustration of spells that flop. While it’s possible that a failed spell is just an indication that the universe has another agenda for you, it’s also very possible that there is a hidden obstacle in the energy flow. Issues with confidence and empowerment are among the greatest saboteurs that block energy. The runes of Ken (k), Haegl (h), and Gyfu (g) will be used in a guided imagery to open and uncover disruptions and to balance the chakra energy flow. Visualize Ken over the root chakra. Focus on opening the energies flowing from your root to your crown. Reveal any blockages by positioning Haegl over your root chakra. Visualize this rune uncovering disruptions as its energy flows to your crown. Return Haegl’s flow from the crown to the root, uncovering any “manifestation” blockages. Visualize Gyfu flowing from your root to your crown to balance your chakra energy. Focus on and journal any feelings or perceptions that you encountered. Reprogram any obstacles that were uncovered.
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By: Karen Follett

, Llewellyn and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

The Witches Correspondences for Thursday c. 2014

The Witches Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success Incense: Cinnamon, Must, Nutmeg and Sage
Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigot
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Jupiter presides over Thursday. The vibrations of this day attune well to all matters involving material gain. Use them for working rituals that entail general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, or legal issues. These energies are also helpful in matters of luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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2 February 2023 Southern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

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Southeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:13 Aquarius 37
Moon:10 Cancer 49
Mercury:18 Capricorn 55
Venus:08 Pisces 16
Mars:10 Gemini 40
Jupiter:06 Aries 23
Saturn:26 Aquarius 04
Uranus:15 Taurus 00
Neptune:23 Pisces 39
Pluto:28 Capricorn 43

True Lunar Node:08 Taurus 27 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 28 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Leo 49

Chiron:12 Aries 42
Ceres:06 Libra 58
Pallas:11 Cancer 30 Rx
Juno:09 Aries 59
Vesta:27 Pisces 37

Eris:23 Aries 58

Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:5
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

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

Sun:13 Aquarius 24
Moon:08 Cancer 20
Mercury:18 Capricorn 40
Venus:08 Pisces 00
Mars:10 Gemini 37
Jupiter:06 Aries 21
Saturn:26 Aquarius 02
Uranus:14 Taurus 59
Neptune:23 Pisces 39
Pluto:28 Capricorn 43

True Lunar Node:08 Taurus 29 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 29 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Leo 48

Chiron:12 Aries 41
Ceres:06 Libra 58
Pallas:11 Cancer 32 Rx
Juno:09 Aries 53
Vesta:27 Pisces 32

Eris:23 Aries 58

Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:5
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:13 Aquarius 02
Moon:03 Cancer 53
Mercury:18 Capricorn 15
Venus:07 Pisces 32
Mars:10 Gemini 32
Jupiter:06 Aries 17
Saturn:25 Aquarius 59
Uranus:14 Taurus 59
Neptune:23 Pisces 38
Pluto:28 Capricorn 42

True Lunar Node:08 Taurus 33 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 30 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Leo 45

Chiron:12 Aries 41
Ceres:06 Libra 58
Pallas:11 Cancer 36 Rx
Juno:09 Aries 42
Vesta:27 Pisces 22

Eris:23 Aries 58

Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:5
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4