Goddess Of The Day: SEPHIRA

Sephira

Hanukkah (Jewish)

 

Themes: Miracles; Victory, Success; Overcoming

Symbol: Light

 

About Sephira: This ancient Cabalistic goddess embodies divine light – the active, energetic power that flows

through the Universe in all directions. Thus, it is no coincidence that the ten spheres on the Tree of Life are

called Sephirah, for this goddess guides our way and path with her radiance.

 

To Do Today: This festival commemorates the rebellion of the Jews against the Syrians, in which a miracle took

place. A small bottle of oil stayed lit for eight days, keeping the temple consecrated until more oil could be brought.

Since Sephira is the light of miracles, today’s a good time to focus on seemingly impossible goals or situations that

you may have set aside or left behind in discouragement. Revisit those dreams; reconsider the logistics of those

circumstances. If there is a better way to approach things, Sephira will illuminate that path or options for you in

your meditations. Make sure to turn on light sources today, and open curtains to let natural light into your home.

Symbolically, this welcomes Sephira’s active power into your spiritual life and quest. Also consider following with

Jewish tradition and giving coins to friends or family. These tokens draw financial security. Or, eat potato pancakes

for providence.

 

 

By Patricia Telesco

Goddess Of The Day – ODUDUA

ODUDUA

Kwanza (African-American)

Themes: Kinship; Unity; Devotion; Creativity; Community; Love; Fertility

Symbols: Black Items

About Odudua:

In the beginning, Odudua created the earth and its people. In Yoruban tradition, she presides over all matters of fertility, love, and community. Her sacred color is black.

To Do Today:

This African American festival celebrates family unity and the black culture. It is also a harvest festival whose name means “first fruits.” Every day of the celebration focuses on important themes including Odudua’s harmony, determination, community responsibility, purpose, creativity, and faith.

One lovely tradition easily adapted is that of candle lighting. Each day of the festival, light one red, green, or black candle (the colors of Africa). Name the candle after one of Odudua’s attributes you wish to develop (try to choose the color that most closely corresponds to your goal). Igniting it gives energy and visual manifestation to that principle. Also try to keep one black candle lit ( in a safe container) to honor the goddess’s presence during this time.

To inspire Odudua’s peaceful love in your heart and life today, wear something black. This will absorb the negativity around you and put it to rest.

By Patricia Telesco

Goddess of the Day – Frigg

Frigg

Areas of Influence: Frigg was the Norse Goddess of marriage, childbirth, motherhood, wisdom, household management and weaving and spinning.

She was the Queen of Aesir and the only one permitted to sit on the high seat other than her husband Odin.

This Goddess’s home was Fensalir (Marsh hall) in Asgard. All marshy and boggy ground was sacred to this Goddess.

As Goddess of weaving she was associated with weaving clouds and the threads of fate, known as Wyrd in the Nordic tradition. Despite this and the gift of prophecy she is unable to save her own son from his fate. The Goddess made him invincible to everything other than mistletoe but unfortunately Loki disguised himself and tricked her in to revealing this weakness.

She has more than ten handmaidens who assist her, the most well known of these are Hlin (Goddess of Protection), Gna (a messenger Goddess) and Fulla (a fertility Deity). Some academics have suggested that the attendants represent different faces of this particular Deity.

Barren women would invoke this Goddess and ask her to bless them with children.

Her name means “beloved one.” Other spellings of this Goddesses name include Frea, Fija, Friia, Frig and Friggja.

Origins and Genealogy: She was the daughter of Fjorgynn (the male personification of the earth) and was married to Odin with whom she had two sons, Balder and Hodr.

She was briefly married to Odin’s brother’s Vili and Ve as Odin had been away travelling a long time and was believed to be dead. When he finally returned, the marriage to Odin’s brothers was dissolved and she returned to her husband’s side.

Strengths: A loving mother and home maker.

Weaknesses: Unable to save her son.

Symbolism
Like Freya she wears a ravens clock.

She is associated with constellation the Orion’s Belt which was known as the Frig’s Distaff upon which she winds the threads of fate and weaves the clouds.

Sacred Birds: Ravens, hawks and falcons.

Sacred Plants: Frigg’s grass is a plant was traditionally used as a sedative during birth. Mistletoe is also sacred to her.

Frigg’s Archetype
The Mother
The Mother is a life-giver and the source of nurturing, devotion, patience and unconditional love. The ability to forgive and provide for her children and put them before herself is the essence of a good mother.
In its shadow aspect the Mother can be devouring, abusive and abandoning. The shadow Mother can also make her children feel guilty about becoming independent and leaving her. It is not necessary to be a biological Mother to have this stereotype. It can refer to anyone who has a lifelong pattern of nurturing and devotion to living things.

This Goddess was a devoted mother who was unable to prevent the death of her son. She is also a great domestic Goddess looking after the home.

How to Work With This Archetype
The Mother

You are exhibiting the features of the shadow Mother if you smother your children and are over protective. Encourage independence and allow children to make mistakes but be available to give care and advice when it’s needed.

The other shadow Mother is the one that abandons her children, or is so busy that she has no time for nurturing her young.

Source:

Goddess-Guide.com

Goddess Of The Day: BENTEN

BENTEN

 

Shigato Hajime (Japan)

Themes: Luck; Wealth; Beauty

Symbols: Boats; Dragons; Guitars; Snakes; Saltwater

About Benten:

As the Japanese goddess steering the New Year’s Treasure Ship, Benten is a perfect figure to call on for financial improvements this year. She is the only goddess of luck in Japan and is referred to as queen of the seas and patroness of gamblers.

Japanese women invoke her to bring beauty and fortune into their lives. Benten is depicted as riding a golden dragon, playing a biwa (guitar), and sending out white snakes with her missies. Her robe bears a jewel that grants wishes.

To Do Today:

To welcome Benten’s prosperity into your home, sprinkle a little saltwater on the threshold today. Or, to generate beauty within and without, soak in a bath of Epsom salts while listening to guitar music. The Shigato Hajime festival honors the beginning of the work week

in Japan, where it is believed that good omens for work begin today. If you want to get a peek at how your employment will fare this year, try divination by dice (a traditional gambler’s tool). Hold one die in your hand, ask for Benten to provide a sign, then roll it. The results can be interpreted as follows:

(1) a negative omen; (2) feeling torn between two good options; (3) a good omen; (4) financial security (5) not much material change, but improvements in interoffice relationships (6) an excellent omen; roll again. If you get two more sixes, Benten’s treasures will be yours!

By Patricia Telesco

Goddess Of The Day: ARACHNE

ARACHNE

Saint Distaff’s Day (Europe)

Themes: Work; Weaving Destiny

Symbols: Web; Spinning Wheel; Needle

About Arachne:

Arachne, the Greek Spider goddess, inspires positive changes in your destiny for the new year. Legend tells us that Arachne challenged Athena to a weaving contest and won. In anger, Athena destroyed the girl’s tapestry. Arachne, grief-stricken, took her destiny in hand and turned herself into a spider, but she continues to use her weaving talents to spin and pattern the lives of mortals.To Do Today:

According to lore, Saint Distaff, the patroness of weaving, was a fictional persona made up to mark the resumption of normal activity after the holidays. Instead of this imaginary figure, we turn to Arachne to help us take the strands of our fate in hand and begin weaving a year filled with goddess energy.To direct your spiritual focus toward the goddess, wear something woven today, or display it proudly. If you have no such items, braid together three strands of thread or yarn saying:

Arachne, bless this magick braid, so on you my mind is staid.

Carry this as a charm to keep your thoughts and actions goddess-centered.

Finally, mend any work clothes in need of repairs to improve your job standing. As you make the final knot in a button or hem, bind the magick by saying:

This tread I wind, the magick bind.

Visualize your professional goals as you work.

By Patricia Telesco

Goddess OF The Day: MIELIKKI

MIELIKKI

Tyvendedagen (Norway)

Themes: Change; Providence
Symbols: Bear; Grain; Woodland Plants

About Miellikki: The Finnish Goddess of game, hunting, and the forest,
Mielikki protects our resources during the remaining cold season by
keeping the pantry filled. As the Goddess of abundant grain, she also
encourages the return of fertility to the earth.
To Do Today: Go into your kitchen and get a small handful of any
grain-based cereal. Take this outside and release a pinch of it to the
earth, saying,
Mielikki, see this grain and bless, return to earth in fruitfulness.
Hear the prayer that fills my heart; to my home, providence impart.
Take the remaining pinch back in the house and store it in an airtight
container, symbolically preserving your resources.
Tyvendedagen means “twentieth day after Christmas.” In Norway, today
marks the official end of the Yule season. It’s celebrated with races,
sleigh rides and the storage of ornaments and by burning the Christmas
tree to drive away winter. So, when you dismantle your Yule tree, keep a
jar full of its needles handy. Burn these throughout the year to banish
frosty feelings or to warm up a chilly relationship. The pine smoke,
being from a woodland tree, also draws Mielikki’s attention to any
pressing needs you may have.
By Patricia Telesco

Key Features Needed To Make A Ritual Work c. 2014

WOTC Extra  – Key Features Needed To Make A Ritual Work

Wiccan rituals fit together a variety of tried-and-true magickal methods to form a congruous whole, rather like a spiritual jigsaw puzzle. Dancing around a ritual fire, singing, chanting, meditating, communicating with deities, casting spells, crafting charms, making wishes, pouring libations, asperging the participants or the sacred space — every part of a ritual has purpose and meaning in relation to the whole.

In Wiccan rituals, great care is taken to make sure there are no meaningless words or actions. A ritual without meaning becomes a liturgy to which the participants have no connection, and therefore cannot effect magick.

Not every ritual you create or attend will contain all of the following elements. However, any of these features applied in meaningful combinations will help generate similarly meaningful results.

Location

Where a ritual transpires has a tremendous effect on the participants and the resulting magick. Many witches enjoy enacting rituals outdoors. This allows participants to connect with nature and to recognize their place in the universe. If you’re a solitary witch, you have more options than a group of thirty people might. If you live in a heavily populated city, you may not have as many sites to choose from as rural witches do.

Accept your limitations and plan with the goals of the ritual in mind. Make sure that your space, whether indoors or outside, can comfortably hold all the people participating in the ritual and allow for the process to take place. If you’re going to do a spiral dance, you need a lot of room. Sitting and meditating, by comparison, requires far less space.

Ambiance

The right environment for your ritual is essential. Ideally, the place where you perform ritual should be a sacred space dedicated to this purpose. You don’t want anything to distract, interrupt, or otherwise take you away from the ritual at an important juncture — it should go without saying that ritual space is a cell-phone-free zone. Set the right mood by using appropriate decorations, aromatics, altar configuration, and so on. All of these components should reflect the ritual’s purpose.

Seasonal rituals usually include decorative and symbolic touches that reflect the cycle being commemorated. Fresh blossoms might grace an Ostara ritual; evergreen boughs compliment a Yule celebration. Well-chosen music, incense, and thematic items can make a big difference in the ambiance of a ritual. These touches affect your senses, which in turn influence both the conscious and subconscious mind.

Personal Preparation

Everyone in attendance should be in the right frame of mind, for their combined thoughts and emotions generate the ritual’s energy. When you participate in a ritual, you set aside daily concerns and mundane thoughts to focus on the goal of the ritual.

Before beginning a ceremony, many witches take ritual baths to cleanse themselves in body and mind. Salt is usually added to the bathwater (symbolizing purification) and sometimes essential oils. Ideally, you should bathe in a stream, lake, or the ocean; however, most ritual baths take place in an ordinary indoor tub.

Witches gather in circles to demonstrate visually and spatially each participant’s equal responsibility and relevance in the ritual. Everyone who chooses to participate should feel wholly comfortable with the ritual and its components. They should understand the ritual’s significance, its goals, and the steps involved, and be ready to contribute mentally and physically to the ritual’s purpose.

For the good of all, anyone who cannot fulfill these conditions is better off not participating. One person’s lower energies or distractions become a weak link in the circle of the power of creation and the direction of magickal energy.

Tools and Components

Do you need a complete altar setup? Do you want to wear costumes? What about a special altar cloth? A ritual might require any of the following tools:

Asperger

Athame

Broom

Candles

Cauldron

Chalice

Circumference-marking material (such as chalk)

Crystals or stones

Drum or other musical instruments

Essential oils

Feather or fan

Foods or beverages

Incense

Incense burner

Masks (or other props)

Objects representing the four elements

Offerings

Pentagram

Plants or flowers

Salt

Smudge wand

Statuary

Sword

Wand

Everything that will be used in the ritual should be cleansed in advance. In addition, each ritual object should be charged for its task in the ritual. (Refer to the cleansing and charging methods described in Chapter 13.) Bring all the items you’ll need for the ritual into the area where you’ll be working before you cast a circle.

Progression

A ritual follows a logical progression, like a play. The ritual’s progression creates the pattern — the actions and words that become tradition.

Each ritual should have a defined beginning, such as creating sacred space. The beginning of a ritual sets the tone for everything to follow. In particular, it transports the participants to that place between the worlds and unifies their hearts and spirits, directing them toward the ritual’s goal. A typical beginning in a group setting might include breathing in unison, holding hands, and calling the Watchtowers. Practitioners of solitary rituals might take a moment for prayer or meditation, followed by invoking the circle.

After the ritual space reaches this juncture, what happens varies dramatically, depending on the ritual and its goals. As mentioned previously, this middle portion might involve weaving spells, dancing, singing, drumming, meditations, visualization, divination, enactments, and so on. Whatever takes place should be congruent with the beginning of the ritual.

As is the case with spellcraft, the more sensual aspects you include, the more energy a ritual is likely to raise. As participants work their way through the ritual, everything perceived through their senses helps them maintain focus and direct energy. When the members of the circle are raising energy, drumming might get faster or chanting might grow louder, for example. Each cue communicates the goals of the ritual to the individual’s awareness and to the Divine, and therefore nourishes the magick.

“I think the highest purpose of ritual or magickal work is to seek our gods, to commune with the cosmic ‘mirror’ and the spirits of nature in order to learn more of the divinity within ourselves and reach evermore toward personal growth in its highest expression.”

— Maria Kay Simms, A Time for Magick

Human beings like closure; solid endings also bring the participants’ attention back to mundane matters. A ritual without a defined ending is like omitting the last chapter in a book; it leaves both the participants and the energy hanging. It’s also important to thank and release the Watchtowers who have been present during the ritual. Furthermore, participants need this time to gear down a bit (or ground out, as witches say). End the ritual by deconstructing the circle, saying a closing prayer, or stating a parting wish. Some circles end with a chant:

The circle is open, but unbroken May the peace of the Goddess be forever in your heart. Merry meet and merry part And merry meet again.

Author:
Sky Alexander
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The Ethics of Love Spells by Mike Nichols c 2013

The Ethics of Love Spells    
      
   by Mike Nichols
by Mike Nichols

To gain the love of someone: On a night of the full moon, walk to a spot beneath your beloved’s bedroom window, and whisper his/her name three times to the nightwind. –Ozark love spell

It seems to be an immutable law of nature. You are interviewed by a local radio or TV station, or in some local newspaper. The topic of the interview is Witchcraft or Paganism, and you spend the better part of an hour brilliantly articulating your beliefs, your devotion to Goddess and nature, the difference between Witchcraft and Satanism, and generally enlightening the public at large. The next day, you are flooded with calls. Is it people complimenting you on such a splendid interview? No. People wanting to find out more about the religion of Wicca? Huh-uh. People who are even vaguely interested in what you had to say??? Nope. Who is it? It’s people asking you to do a love spell for them!

This used to drive me nuts. I’d take a deep breath and patiently explain (for the thousandth time) why I won’t even do love spells for myself, let alone anyone else. This generally resulted in my caller becoming either angry or defensive, but seldom more enlightened. ‘But don’t you DO magic?’, they ask. ‘Only occasionally,’ I answer. ‘And aren’t most magic spells love spells?’, they persist. That was the line I really hated, because I knew they were right! At least, if you look at the table of contents of most books on magic, you’ll find more love spells than any other kind. This seems as true for the medieval grimoire as for the modern drugstore paperback.

Why? Why so many books containing so many love spells? Why such an emphasis on a kind of magic that I, personally, have always considered very negative? And to make matters even more confusing, the books that do take the trouble of dividing spells between ‘positve’ and ‘negative’ magic invariably list love spells under the first heading. After all, they would argue, love is a good thing. There can never be too much of it. Therefore, any spell that brings about love must be a GOOD spell. Never mind that the spell puts a straightjacket on another’s free will, and then drops it in cement for good measure

And that is why I had always assumed love magic to be negative magic. Years ago, one of the first things I learned as a novice Witch was something called the Witch’s Rede, a kind of ‘golden rule’ in traditional Witchcraft. It states, ‘An it harm none, do what thou will.’ One uses this rede as a kind of ethical litmus test for a spell. If the spell brings harm to someone — anyone (including yourself!) — then don’t do it! Unfortunately, this rule contains a loophole big enough to fly a broom through. It’s commonly expressed, ‘Oh, this won’t HARM them; it’s really for their own good.’ When you hear someone say that, take cover, because something especially nasty is about to happen.

That’s why I had to develop my own version of the Witch’s Rede. Mine says that if a spell harms anyone, OR LIMITS THEIR FREEDOM OF THOUGHT OR ACTION IN ANY WAY, then consider it negative, and don’t do it. Pretty strict, you say? Perhaps. But there’s another law in Witchcraft called the Law of Threefold Return. This says that whatever power you send out, eventually comes back to you three times more powerful. So I take no chances. And love spells, of the typical make-Bobby-love-me type, definitely have an impact on another’s free will.

So why are they so common? It’s taken me years to make peace with this, but I think I finally understand. The plain truth is that most of us NEED love. Without it, our lives are empty and miserable. After our basic survival needs have been met, we must have affection and companionship for a full life. And if it will not come of its own accord, some of us may be tempted to FORCE it to come. And nothing can be as painful as loving someone who doesn’t love you back. Consequently, the most common, garden-variety spell in the world is the love spell.

Is there ever a way to do a love spell and yet stay within the parameters of the Witch’s Rede? Possibly. Some teachers have argued that if a spell doesn’t attempt to attract a SPECIFIC person into your life, but rather attempts to attract the RIGHT person, whomever that may be, then it is not negative magic. Even so, one should make sure that the spell finds people who are ‘right’ for each other — so that neither is harmed, and both are made happy.

Is there ever an excuse for the make-Bobby-love-me type of spell? Without endorsing this viewpoint, I must admit that the most cogent argument in its favor is the following: Whenever you fall in love with someone, you do everything in your power to impress them. You dress nicer, are more attentive, witty, and charming. And at the same time, you unconsciously set in motion some very powerful psychic forces. If you’ve ever walked into a room where someone has a crush on you, you know what I mean. You can FEEL it. Proponents of this school say that a love spell only takes the forces that are ALREADY there — MUST be there if you’re in love — and channels them more efficiently.

But the energy would be there just the same, whether or not you use a spell to focus it.

I won’t attempt to decide this one for you. People must arrive at their own set of ethics through their own considerations. However, I would call to your attention all the cautionary tales in folk magic about love spells gone awry. Also, if a love spell has been employed to join two people who are not naturally compatible, then one must keep pumping energy into the spell. And when one finally tires of this (and one will, because it is hard work!) then the spell will unravel amidst an emotional and psychic hurricane that will make the stormiest divorces seem calm by comparison. Not a pretty picture.

It should be noted that many spells that pass themselves off as love spells are, in reality, sex spells. Not that there’s anything surprising in that, since our most basic needs usually include sex. But I think we should be clear from the outset what kind of spell it is. And the same ethical standards used for love spells can often be applied to sex spells. Last year, the very quotable Isaac Bonewits, author of ‘Real Magic’, taught a sex magic class here at the Magick Lantern, and he tossed out the following rule of thumb: Decide what the mundane equivalent of your spell would be, and ask yourself if you could be arrested for it. For example, some spells are like sending a letter to your beloved in the mail, whereas other spells are tantamount to abduction. The former is perfectly legal and normal, whereas the latter is felonious.

One mitigating factor in your decisions may be the particular tradition of magic you follow. For example, I’ve often noticed that practitioners of Voudoun (Voodoo) and Santeria seem much more focused on the wants and needs of day-to-day living than on the abstruse ethical considerations we’ve been examining here. That’s not a value judgement — just an observation. For example, most followers of Wicca STILL don’t know how to react when a Santerian priest spills the blood of a chicken during a ritual — other than to feel pretty queasy. The ethics of one culture is not always the same as another.

And speaking of cultural traditions, another consideration is how a culture views love and sex. It has often been pointed out that in our predominant culture, love and sex are seen in very possessive terms, where the beloved is regarded as one’s personal property. If the spell uses this approach, treating a person as an object, jealously attempting to cut off all other relationships, then the ethics are seriously in doubt. However, if the spell takes a more open approach to love and sex, not attempting to limit a person’s other relationships in any way, then perhaps it is more defensible. Perhaps. Still, it might be wise to ask, Is this the kind of spell I’d want someone to cast on me?

Love spells. Whether to do them or not. If you are a practitioner of magic, I dare say you will one day be faced with the choice. If you haven’t yet, it is only a matter of time. And if the answer is yes, then which spells are ethical and which aren’t? Then you, and only you, will have to decide whether ‘All’s fair in love and war’, or whether there are other, higher, metaphysical considerations.

Document Copyright © 1988, 1998 by Mike Nichols

Spell for Today – Two Spells for Blessing a Book (Such as Your BOS/Grimoire)

BOOK BLESSING SPELL

I will serve the Great Goddess,
And give reverence to the Great God,
I am a Pagan, A stone in the ancient circle,
Standing firmly, Balanced on the earth,
Yet open to the winds of heaven,
And enduring through time,
May the old gods witness my words.

So Mote It Be.

SPELL TO ENCHANT A BOOK

Light a blue and an indigo candle.
Invoke a Goddess of Wisdom, and ask for her help to enchant the book.
Inscribe the book letting the inscription express the desired wish.

A Little Humor for Your Day – White Light Coven Application c. 2013

(Not a real coven)

White Light Coven Application

The Mystical Wiccan Coven Grove of the Glittery Butterfly Unicorn of Magical Healing and Holy White Light of Divine Spiritual Spiffiness and Enchanted Smiling Faerie Goddess of the Brilliant Light of Wonderfulness is Currently accepting applications.

Hi!  On behalf of the MWCGGBUMHHWDSSESFGBLW group, I’d just like to say…Hi!  We’re a loving, accepting group of Eclectic Wiccans who worship the LIGHT!  We believe that you can’t hurt anything, because the Rede says so!  So we don’t eat animals, because animals are people TOO!  You know those meanies say that plants are alive too but they’re just huffy because they’re carnivorous and angry and not enlightened like us.  But you look like a really NEAT person!  You just might be PERFECT to join our group!

At MWCGGBUMHHWDSSESFGBLW, we believe that the God and Goddess have always watched over us, since thousands and thousands of years ago when everyone was Wiccan and bisexual and nothing bad happened and everyone lived in peace and harmony eating only fruits and berries and frolicking merrily through the summer fields.  And they watched over us when the Bad Men came and conquered our peaceful ancestors and forced them to do horrible things like worship male deities and eat meat.  And then they watched over us still when MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF WOMEN AND CATS BURNED AT THE STAKE FOR THEIR FREEEEDOM!!!!

Anyway.  Teehee!  So the God and Goddess love each other, and they love you too, even if you don’t think they love you, because they do love you, and we love you, and we love everyone, except the mean people who disagree with us.  But we love them anyway!!  Even though they’re mean!!!

But the God and Goddess know who we really are, and I’ve been Wiccan for all my lives, so I know everything firsthand, you know?  Those sillyheads and their stupid “books” and “facts,” yanno?  What the heck are THEY so riled up about? I would SO think I know better than them, ’cause I was Cleopatra in one life and then this one other time I was this Druid priestess so like I remember all those lives because I’m enlightened.

MWCGGBUMHHWDSSESFGBLW has this Book of Shadows that was passed down from my mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother’s mother.  And it was first written by my first incarnation in that one ancient place thingy in that cool swirly language.  Yea.  It’s really cool.

I’d tell you more but um you have to be one of us to know so just fill out these few questions so we can make you one of us and then we’ll tell you the secrets of the universe and give you a neat bumper sticker.  If you answer no to any of these questions, maybe we’re not right for you, but that’s okay…when you stop being a regular human and maybe get reborn as a Witch like us (’cause see we were all born with all these powers because we were chosen and that’s why we’re all together because only special Natural Witches like us can have covens) we’ll let you try again.  Because we love you.

1. Do you watch The Craft religiously?

2. Do you only eat plants?

3. Do you swear to worship ONLY the Light????

4. Isn’t George Clooney hot?

5. No really, I’m sooo totally serious, don’t you think he’s like maybe the reincarnation of Adonis or something?

6. Aren’t bunnies cute?

7. Aren’t Xtians just sooo totally sucky?

8. Can you proof it, hnu?

Thank you for applying, we hope to hear from you SOOOON!!!

Love and light and fluffy truffled lollipop ice cream cuddly snuggly wuggly huggles!!!

High Priestess Lady Moondrip Snowdancer Cloud Cover Cold Front With a 50% Chance Of Rain Treewalker Silver Daydream Sunshine Fluff

—-Sgaileach Sidhe

Goddess Spell to Strengthen Your Intuition

By: Beth Johnson (Mystic)
Do this spell on a Monday, during a Full Moon. Gather together two Silver Altar Candles, a Gold Offertory/Purpose Candle, and a Dark Green Astral Candle, because the person is a Capricorn. The candles may be of any of these scents, or any
combination of these aromatherapy scents: Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Lotus, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Thyme, Vetiver. Inscribe an Ankh on the Purpose Candle. Dress the candles with any of these oils or any combination of them: Cinnamon Leaf, Clove
Bud, Cedarwood, Camphor, Lemon Grass, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Sweet Orange. After you have inscribed and dressed your candle, roll it in 7 of these herbs: Almond, Apple, Cedar, Cinnamon, Daisy, Marjoram, Mint, Sage, Thyme. Before lighting these candles, put 7 of these crystals in any combinations, around the candles (if you have enough to put 7 of each, that would be good to): Quartz, Beryl, Jet, Obsidian, Hematite, Gold, Silver, Agate, Amethyst, Bloodstone, Copper, Lead, Moonstone, seashells. These are stones that are a combination of the purpose of the spell and the astrological sign stones for Capricorn.Before you light the candles and begin your spell, cast your circle with visualization. Use a gold outer circle and a silver inner circle. Take a moment to get in touch with your Goddess and re-dedicate yourself to the purpose of this spell. Say this chant to the Goddess 7 times:

“Goddess, Lady of Love and Light
Let my thoughts be clear and bright;
Bless my heart and soul this night.”

See the Goddess touching your Third Eye and opening
it. Feel your spirit guides and ancestors around
you, wishing you well, willing to teach you.
Dedicate yourself to using your new insights to
help yourself and others. Know that these psychic
abilities and insights will stay with you and
enrich your life. When the candles burn down,
thank the Goddess, your guides and ancestors, and
tell them goodnight.

About The Author: Beth Johnson, (Mystic) is a student of Sisters In Freya’s Moon, born August 10, 1944, Mystic is the oldest of four children. Her father was a minister (from a long line of Methodist ministers) and her mother taught piano and French. Mystic was born while her father was a chaplain in the Navy, serving on a ship with General MacArthur in the Philippines. His father had been a chaplain in the Army in WWI. Mystic was married for 25 years to a marine and has two children, Kristin and Erik, both married but no grandchildren yet. She is divorced and lives in Saltillo, Mississippi. She is a folk artist and sometimes teach that and fabric painting with dyes. She also teaches Reiki and sometimes basic Tarot. She loves to read, dance barefooted, write poems and spells, do candle magick, make candles, and date her boyfriend Frank.

A to Z – A Wiccan Glossary (Flashback from Lady Abyss)

A to Z – A Wiccan Glossary

AKASHA: the spiritual ether (or Aether); the omnipresent fifth occult element which embraces the other four-earth, air, fire, and water; and from which they stem. This is the realm of “pattern” or causality, from which the realm the normally thought of “five senses manifests. Some define it is the “other” of the “two worlds” that the witch or magician walks between.

 

ARADIA: Daughter of the Goddess Diana, and a name for the Goddess used by Italian Witches or Strega, commonly used in many Wiccan traditions today.

ASPECTING: Any advanced magickal activity in which a practitioner manifests a particular aspect of the Goddess or God, in thought, feelings, behavior, appearance, etc.; Often as a direct result of a “Drawing Down”. Often a minor variation of this phenomena occurs with the selection of a “Magical Name”, of Craft Name.

ASPECTS: Forms, facets, or personas of Deity: for example, Brighid, Iseult,Eos, and Kore are all aspects of the Maiden, and the Maiden is an aspect of the Goddess

 

ATHAME: black handled, double edged dagger. Principally used to cast and dissolve the circle, for which purposes it is interchangeable with the magic sword. A tool of the “Element” of Fire in the Georgian Tradition and some others.

 

BELTANE: May Eve festival. One of the Ancient Celtic “Fire Festivals.” on this night, the cattle were driven between two bonfires to protect them from disease. Couples wishing for fertility would ” jump the fires” on Beltane night. Also the traditional Sabbath where the rule of the “Wheel of the Year” is returned to the Goddess. This Festival also marks the transition point of the threefold Goddess energies from those of Maiden to Mother.

 

BOOK OF SHADOWS: Traditionally hand copied book of rituals, recipes, training techniques, guidelines, and other materials deemed important to a Witch or a coven. Each tradition has it’s own standard version of the Book and each Witch’s book will be different as he or she adds to it with time from many different sources. Only another Witch can see your book of shadows. Also, traditionally, it may never leave your hands or possession until death, when it should be destroyed, or (in some traditions) returned to the coven to be disposed of.

 

BURNING TIMES: a term used by some Witches for the period of persecution in the Middle Ages and later. It is in fact a misnomer in some places, as Witches were only burned in Scotland, and on the continent of Europe. In England and the U.S., they were hanged.

 

CANDLEMAS: Festival held on Feb. 1. One of the 4 Celtic “Fire Festivals. Commemorates the changing of the Goddess from the Crone to the Maiden. Celebrates the first signs of Spring. Also called “Imbolc” (the old Celtic name). This is the seasonal change where the first signs of spring and the return of the sun are noted, i.e. the first sprouting of leaves, the sprouting of the Crocus flowers etc. In other words, it is the festival commemorating the successful passing of winter and the beginning of the agricultural year.This Festival also marks the transition point of the threefold Goddess energies from those of Crone to Maiden.

 

CARDINAL POINTS: North, South, East, and West, marked in the Georgian Tradition by candles of green, red, yellow, and blue, respectively. The Circle is drawn to connect these four points.

CHALICE: one of the tools of the Witch. Placed on the altar to represent the element of Water.

 

CHARGE OF THE GODDESS: The Traditional words of the Goddess to her followers, or “hidden children”. Normally declaimed by the HPS at every coven Circle.

 

CIRCLE: the area in which the magickal worship and spells takes place. Can also be used to designate a particular group of Witches or Pagans such as “Silver Acorn Circle”.

 

CONE OF POWER: power raised in the circle by the Witches assembled, and sent out into the world to work magick, is usually visualized as being retained and built in the form of a “cone” prior to release.

 

COVEN: an organized group of Witches, led by a High priestess and/or a High Priest who meet regularly for worship and fellowship. The traditional membership is 13, but in fact most covens number considerably less. 3 is the minimum in the Georgian Tradition. In Middle English, “Covin” a group of confederates; In Old French “Covine” a band or group with a single purpose; Latin “Com”-together, “Venire”-to come or move.

 

COVENSTEAD: regular meeting place for a coven. Usually the home of the High Priestess or High Priest.

 

COWAN: a non-Witch. Formerly used in a very derogatory manner. Still used in Masonic Ritual to indicate the non initiate and/or pretender to “real craft”. Not often used today among most Witches.

 

COYOTE ENERGY: trickster energies. Named for the American Indian Trickster, Coyote, who tricks man into learning what he needs to learn. Applies to one who constantly jokes and clowns. Also applies to the concept of “Holy Fool” in many traditions.

 

CROSS QUARTER DAYS: The modern name for the Celtic Fire Festivals of Samhain, Imbolc, Beltane, and Lammas.

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Abracadabra- A word from the Jewish mystical tradition of Qabala. Its root is the name of the Gnostic deity Abraxas, meaning “hurt me not”. It is said to possess magickal powers, especially of protection from illness.

 

Adept- An individual who through serious study and accomplishments is highly prficient in a praticluar magickal way.

 

Aeromancy- Divination by the stars.

 

Aisling– Ireland: Dream or Vision. In the many Irish tales having this title, the person who dreams sees a speir-bhean or vision-woman from the Otherworlds, pronounced “ash-leen”.

 

Aka- The cord between the astral body and the physical body, most likely this concept is derived from the biblical reference to a “silver cord” connected the body and the soul

Akashic Records- Edward Cayce’s concept which states that somewhere there is a universal hall of data about past lives, magic, healing, and spirituality. It does not exist on the physical plane but rather on a more psychic level. Some believe it can be accessed on the astral plane, others feel it can only be accessed through a visualization journey in the mind.

 

Alba– The Isle of Skye; Scotland

 

Alchemist- One who practices alchemy.

Alchemy- A form of high magick which stems from the middle ages noted by the attempts of alchemists to make lead turn into gold.

 

Alexandrian Tradition– A form of Garderian Wiccan practice developed by Alex and Maxine Sanders in Britain in the 1960s.

 

Alignment- Synchronization of mental and spiritual vibrations with a god, goddess, or astronomical body. Often the complete balance and centering of the chakras is called an alignment.

 

Altar- A small working area and shrine many pagans maintain, where they perform most of their ritual and spell work.

Amulet- An object charged with personal energies through ritual or meditation often used to ward off a certain force or person.

Aradia-
The Italian goddess Diana’s daughter, said to be the origin of all witches. The book “Aradia, Gospel of the Witches” was written by Leland about Aradia and the practice of witchcraft

Arcana
– The two halves of the tarot deck.The major arcana consists of 22 cards showing dominant occurrences in our lives.The minor arcana consists of 56 suit cards (commonly called the lesser arcana) that assists the major arcana cards,or shows smaller influences in our lives.

Archetype- Symbolic imagery seen in visions, dreams, meditation, and mind quests. Used to interpret the meaning of the vision thereby betting understanding and communicating with the subconscious.

Arthurian Tradition- A Welsh tradition of paganism based on the lore of King Arthur (the “Once and Future King”), Merlin the Magician, and Guinevere.

Asatru- Modern worship of the old Norse gods.

Aspecting- An advanced magical practice which is seen most commonly in a coven as opposed to solitary. The practitioner attempts to manifest an aspect of the Goddess or the God. This is seen in the pagan ritual of Drawing Down the Moon as well as in other pagan religions such as Vodou, where the priest often allows the deity to speak through his or her body.

Asperger- A bundle of fresh herbs either carrying dew or dowsed with spring water, used to sprinkle the water during ritual purification.

Astral– Another dimension of reality.

 

Astral Plane- A plane parallel to the physical world, traveled through by the astral body during projection.

Astral Projection/Travel
– The proccess of separating your astral body from your physical body to accomplish travel in the astral. 

Astrology- The practice of revealing the future by interpreting the arrangement of stars and planets in relation to astrological theory and the zodiac.

 

Athame– A Wiccan ritual knife. Generally double edged with a black handle, but not always. This knife is seldom used for physical cutting, if at all, and need not be sharp. It is *never* used to draw blood and Wicca do not draw blood or use blood in ritual. Its primary use is as an energy directing device, much like the wand, though with different common uses. compare: Boline, Wand

Attune- To bring different psyches into harmony.

 

Augury- Divination based on “signs” or omens.
Aura- An energy field which surrounds living beings. An aura is most often visible only to those born with the skill to see it, or those who developed this ability. A visible aura contains various colors and tells about the spiritual and emotional persona of the plant, human, or creature surrounded by it. However, an aura can also be felt, heard, or sensed through other means.

DEOSIL: clockwise, or sunwise. Traditional direction for working “building” magick.

DRAWING DOWN THE MOON: Ritual invocation of the spirit of the Goddess into the body of the High Priestess by the High Priest.

DIVINATION: magical method of exploration or inquiry into a situation via such methods as Tarot cards, runestones, I-Ching, etc.

ELEMENTS: Earth, air, fire, and water, plus spirit, which includes them all. These are regarded as realms or categories of nature (both material and non-material) and are not to be confused with the physicists table of elements, which the modern witch, of course, accepts.

ESBAT: weekly or biweekly meeting of a coven. Traditionally held either on the full moon or the new moon.

FAMILIARS: Either a Witch’s pet animal which has been trained to be a magickal helper, or an artificially created “elemental” which performs the same functions as the animal friend.

FIVEFOLD KISS, FIVEFOLD SALUTE: The Witches’ ritual salute, with kisses; (1) on each foot, (2) on each knee, (3) above the pubic hair, (4) on each breast, and (5) on the lips-really 8 kisses in all. It is only used within the Circle, but the words that go with it are the origin of “Blessed Be.”

GARDNERIANS: Tradition of Witchcraft descended from the teachings of Gerald Gardner

GNOMES: an “entity” or “elemental” that dwells in the plane of Earth or is associated with the EARTH Element.

GREAT RITE: The rite which is the main feature of the third degree initiation, and which is also laid down for certain festivals. It is sexual in nature, but may be `actual’ (and private to the couples concerned) or symbolic, as the participants wish.

HALLOWS: name used by some traditions for Samhain, or Halloween

HANDFASTING: Wiccan equivalent of a wedding. It can be made legal if the Priestess and/or Priest are registered as clergy with the local authorities, or it may only be considered binding within the coven.

HIGH PRIEST/ESS: Technically speaking, a Witch who has received the 3rd. degree initiation. More usually, the male and female leaders of a coven.
IMBOLC: Celtic name for Candlemas.
INVOCATION: The ritual “calling-in” of an entity (or energies) higher than human, either for communication with the caller through a medium or by visible manifestation or else to enter into a human body as in the Drawing Down the Moon. In some traditions, a Prayer

LAMMAS: August 1st. Witch Festival. The Old Celtic name for this festival is Lughnassadh. It is the Festival of the First Fruits, and is the first of the 3 harvests. This festival also marks the change of the Threefold Goddess energies from that of Mother to Crone.

PENTACLE: a disc shaped talisman; in particular, the metal disc which represents the earth element among the witch’s working tools.

PENTAGRAM: The five-pointed star. With a single point uppermost, it represents the human being. Inverted, with two points uppermost, it can have Satanist associations; but not necessarily. Some traditions of Wicca use the inverted pentagram to signify an initiate of the second degree.

QUARTERS: The North, East, South, and West parts of a magickal circle or other ritual area. (See also “Watchtowers”)

REDE: rule or law

SABBAT: one of the Eight festivals or high holy days of Wicca.

SALAMANDER: an entity that dwells in the realm of Fire.

SAMHAIN: The festival of remembrance for the dead, held on the eve of Nov. 1st. It is the last of the three harvests. This festival also marks the transition of rulership of the “Wheel of the Year from that of the Goddess to that of the God.

SCRYING: divination, usually using such methods as crystal gazing, or divination via incense smoke, or water as opposed to tarot or other manipulative means.

SPELL: a prayer, or verbal direction of magickal energies toward the accomplishment of some goal.
SUMMONER: The male officer of the coven who corresponds to the Maiden. He is the assistant High Priest

SYLPH: an “entity” or “elemental” that dwells in the plane of Air or is associated with the AIR Element.

TRADITIONS: any of the various “sects” of Wicca such as Gardnerian, Alexandrian, Georgian, Seax, etc.

UNDINE: an “entity” or “elemental” that dwells in the plane of Water or is associated with the WATER Element.

 

WAND: A rod or staff that is prepared so that it may be used for magickal or psychic purposes, usually to project some form of power

WARLOCK: a term coined in the Burning Times . It was used to denote a traitor to the Craft, or one who had betrayed the followers of the Old Religion. It’s origin is Scottish. Because of the negative connotations, it is not used by most Wiccans today.

WATCH TOWERS: Originally from the Enochian branch of Ceremonial Magick, now incorporated into many “Traditions” of Wicca, these are the four elemental “directions” or “quarters” (corresponding to the appropriate points on the compass) called to protect the Circle during its establishment. Each of them have a correspondence between the compass point, an element, and (varying amongst different traditions) color associated with them.

WICCA: the name most modern day Witches use for the Craft. It comes from the Anglo-Saxon word Wicce, meaning to bend or to shape. This is the root word from which we get wicker.

WIDDERSHINS: counter clock wise. Used for “tearing down” OR BANISHING magick.

WHITE HANDLED KNIFE: the working knife of a Witch. It is used to carve candles, and for fashioning the other tools. Traditionally, it can only be used in a circle.

A Little About Moon Phases

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The Moon goes through four different phases every 29 days.

The full (Mother) Moon-this lasts from one night before until one night after the date the Full Moon is shown on a regular calendar. A full Moon is used to bring things to you. A good time for spells for your income to increase, protection for yourself, someone else or your home, etc. It is the best time to consecrate a Ritual tool, hold a Handfasting, marriage or Wiccaning.

Next comes the Waning Moon. This period lasts from the second night after the full Moon until one night before the New Moon. During this period, it is a time to send things away from you such as a build up of negativity around you or to charm an object to help you control a bad habit.

Then comes the New (Crone) Moon. This phase is from one night before until one night after the date the New Moon appears on a regular calendar. This is the time when being able to banish or send away bad habits, negative energy, do a house cleansing, etc.

Lastly is the Waxing Moon. This is a time of new beginnings and to bring good things to you. Use it to start a new project or job or getting to know someone better, etc. It is also a good time for a marriage or Handfasting. To charm an object to carry with you for protection or to do a house blessing, etc.

While I have only listed a very few things that work out better if done during the correct Moon phase. They are meant as a guideline to get you thinking about what else you may do during the correct phase.

Remember every time you do a spell or charm an object what energy you send out comes back to you three times as strong-The Law of Three.

Copyright 2011 Lady Beltane

When Isis Was Queen

Ancient Egyptian Goddess Isis and God Osiris

At the ancient Egyptian temples of Philae, Nubians gave new life to a vanishing religious tradition.

Hathor.When the Romans conquered Egypt in 30 B.C., the country’s system of temples, which had sustained religious traditions dating back more than 3,000 years, began to slowly wither away. Starved of the funds that pharaohs traditionally supplied to religious institutions, priests lost their vocation and temples fell into disuse throughout the country. The introduction of Christianity in the first century a.d. only hastened this process. But there was one exception to this trend: In the temples on the island of Philae in the Nile River, rites dedicated to the goddess Isis and the god Osiris continued to be celebrated in high style for some 500 years after the Roman conquest. This final flowering of ancient Egyptian religion was only possible because of the piety and support of Egypt’s neighbors to the south, the Nubians.

Philae lies just south of the Nile’s first cataract—one of six rapids along the river—which marked the historical border between ancient Egypt and Nubia, also known as Kush. In this region of Kush, called Lower Nubia, the temple complex at Philae was just one of many that were built on islands in the Nile and along its banks. Throughout the long history of Egypt and Nubia, Lower Nubia was a kind of buffer zone between these two lands and a place…

Information About Some of the Gods and Goddesses

Sun Gods

Cat Gods

Roman Gods and Goddesses

Water Gods and Gods of the Sea

Japanese Gods and Mythology: The Shinto Religion

10 Gods of Death and the Underworld From Around the World

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

41 Greek Gods and Goddesses: Family Tree and Fun Facts

Norse Gods and Goddesses Pantheon: The Mythology of the Nordic Viking Deities

Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses Pantheon: The Mythology of the Nubian Deities

 

From HistoryCooperative.org – To read the rest of the article about Gods and Goddesses

The Meanings of Topics When Reading Rider-Waite Tarot Cards

Description- what the design on the card looks like.

Divinatory Meanings – What the card means for you spirituality both individually and as part of a tarot spread

Additional Divinatory Meanings- Extra spiritual meaning of the card

Theroy – The overall meaning for the card in your life at the time of tarot reading. When part of a spread the position it is in, in the spread. It also depends if the card is right-side up or upside down a.k.a. reversed as an individual card and/or in a spread.

Time Period- This tells you what time the card is in a specific astrological sign, which planets influence the card, and the month with dates that also influence the card.

Well-Dignified – This explains the elemental link between two cards is a friendly one.

Ill-digninfied – This explains the elemental link between two cards is an unfriendly one.

Keyword – One or two words that sum up what the card is telling you about the question you want answered.

Read the Tarot cards in the August 21, 2021 Daily Divination Journal  to get an idea how the Rider-Waite Tarot Cards brings you information when doing a daily single card draw for specific things in your life. The single draws that will be posted are for a General, Love, Health, Wealth as an overall card for anyone who reads them.

©️ 2021 Lady Beltane Sage

August 19th Daily Correspondence Digest

Daily Horoscope

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Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or making important decisions after 7:30 PM EDT today (4:30 PM PDT) for the rest of the day. The Moon is in Capricorn.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today you might feel excited about a creative project; or perhaps you’re thrilled about something to do with your kids? Possibly, this excitement could relate to a vacation? Whatever the case, you are pumped! Oh happy day.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today you might be thrilled with your success in your career or your public reputation or your good name with your peers. Something seems to be coming to a head and you look good! Possibly, this also relates to home and family.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today you’re happy about future plans for travel. Perhaps these plans relate to publishing and the media or something to do with medicine or the law? You know that you are expanding your world, and it feels good!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Some kind of financial situation might culminate today. Something might make you feel richer or happier about your future earnings or your current wealth. This is why you feel enthusiastic and reassured about your financial future. (This could prompt an intense discussion with a partner.)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a powerful time in many respects for you because certain situations that are important, especially in your relationships, are coming to a head. In many ways, this is pleasant day because you are upbeat and enthusiastic about something. Personally, you are keen to improve your health and your job.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is a powerful time because Mercury and Mars are both in your sign. Today however, you feel quietly pleased with yourself about something. It could be something private that makes you feel good. (You know about it even if others don’t.) This might be a memorable day for romance!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today you will be pleased with something related to friends or a group, or perhaps a friend in particular? It looks like everything is unfolding as it should. In fact, you are so keen to have fun today you might go overboard in some manner. Easy does it. (No regrets.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You might be pleased with something to do with family or perhaps a parent at this time. You’re happy and optimistic; however, you also have some pretty strong opinions about something –but in the bigger picture, all is positive today. (Quite likely, you want to convince somebody about something.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Optimism and physical activity are survival issues for you. They are important. That’s why today is also important because today you do feel optimistic about something. It might be related to travel, further education, dealing with foreign country or even legal matters? Whatever it is – it’s all good.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This has been your year to increase your assets or get richer in some way. Today you see this unfolding and it makes you feel happy. As part of this process, you might take a realistic look in the mirror and decide to do some kind of a makeover? (You have firm ideas about something.)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Something to do with a close relationship with a partner or friend will be very important to you today. Quite likely, it will be something positive and encouraging. (On the other hand, this is also a time when certain situations come to a culmination.)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You’re happy about your job today. Others might be equally happy about a health situation or something to do with a pet. Whatever happens might make you go overboard. “Fresh horses and more whiskey for my men!”

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor John Stamos (1963) shares your birthday today. You are intelligent, courageous and independent. You are also stylish. People love your warm optimism. Although you are a dreamer, you are also intuitive and analytical. This year your personal freedom matters to you, which is why you will incorporate major changes in your life. Seek out new opportunities. Trust your intuition. Stay focused.

Birthday Horoscope 

Zodiac Sign Is Leo

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AUGUST 19 birthday horoscope predicts that hanging out with you could mean going through a mental boot camp and sometimes, a physical one. You like seeing exactly have far you can go before having actually to quit. This could encourage focus and clarity. It gives you the ump you may need to carry on. You know that you will eventually shine! You are one tough cookie to crack.

The August 19 zodiac sign is Leo. Those born today are people who are charitable leaders and loyal companions. However, these same people can be very proud and self-centered. The boss can be bossy.

This lion is not afraid. You are known to speak your mind. Nonetheless, you have a potential that most people do not. You are sensitive and possibly a misunderstood August 19 birthday personality. You, on the other hand, have a gift of “reading” people. Be careful, you have the likelihood to exaggerate sometimes.

The August 19 astrology shows that you have good instincts. Typically, you are a charismatic lion. You are people who attract other people. They have no control over it. You dress up; they like you. You try to be invisible, and they discover you. It is useless.

People enjoy your positive attitude. You are likely to have relationship problems because of this. A person born on this birthday August 19, is sensitive and can suffer from hurt feelings because of some small criticisms.

This Leo birthday individual prefers to have a love life that is full of intellectual and stimulating conversations. You can talk about anything and feel it is necessary for your ability to grow in the partnership. However, this lion does not always trust enough to let the guards down.

Basically, you are serious about life but do not mind letting your hair down in the bedroom. You need a little a little something extra in your relationships, and hopefully, your companion will feel the same. A lion is likely to be in a committed romance with their best friend.

The August 19th horoscope shows that you are people who know how to make do with what you have. You can take little or nothing and can build it into something desirable and useful. Not many own this talent. You should be thrifty, and you can save money.

There is no reason for you have any money worries. What you are capable of and what you will do are sometimes are contrary to each other. You are likely to reach for goals that are unattainable for some reason. Otherwise, you are busy attending to your next aspiration.

Here’s to your health, Leo. As per the August 19 zodiac, you have a good appetite, and you like food that is good and different from your cooking capabilities. It is not probable that you have an active lifestyle, so you have a propensity to gain a few pounds. It is suggested that you adopt a plan for action. Get on track for some healthy eating habits and a compatible work-out program. Just do not do too much of anything.

Generally, the August 19 birthday personality is a natural leader. You go to the limits before giving up. You typically have trust issues that could eventually work themselves.

People like you no matter what you do. You have a way with people. You have a creative vision that most people do not have. Those of you born on this zodiac birthday are serious-minded individuals but are easy to influence in the bedroom.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On August 19

Coco Chanel, Bill Clinton, Nate Dogg, Matthew Perry, Lil Romeo, John Stamos, Clay Walker

See: Famous Celebrities Born On August 19

This Day That Year –August 19 In History

1955 – Bicycle import tax increased by 50%
1966 – 2,400 people died during massive earthquake in Turkey
1986 – 20 die in a car bombing in Tehran Iran
1995 – Peter McNeeley suffers in the hands of Mike Tyson; Ist round DQ; 38 seconds

August 19 Simha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
August 19 Chinese Zodiac MONKEY

August 19 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Sun that symbolizes royalty, ego, creativity, power, and strength to fulfill your dreams.

August 19 Birthday Symbols

The Lion Is The Symbol For The Leo Sun Sign

August 19 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Sun. This card symbolizes optimism, assurance, enlightenment, and vitality. The Minor Arcana cards are Seven of Wands and King of Pentacles

August 19 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Libra: This is a match that can be refreshing and joyful.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign CapricornThis love relationship will be very different and difficult to sustain.

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August 19 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number signifies dynamism, inspirational, assertive and competitive.
Number 9 – This number signifies discreetness, intelligence, duty, compassion, and selflessness.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For August 19th Birthday

Orange: This color stands for brightness, success, energy, and ambition.
Gold: This is a bright color that stands for triumph, integrity, wisdom, and abundance.

Lucky Day For August 19 Birthday

Sunday – This is the day of Sun that helps you analyze your plans and go forward in fulfilling your goals.

August 19 Birthstone Ruby

Ruby gemstone uplifts your mood, helps you think better and seals your relationships.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On August 19th

A silk shirt for the man and a bean bag for the woman. The August 19 birthday personality would like sports-related gifts.

Moon Goddess’ Current Phase 

From Moongiant.com –  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, you know was on the date the person was born. 

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waxing Gibbous phase. 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 moon is then visible through most of the night sky setting a few hours before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Visit the August 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on August 19 has an illumination of 89%. 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 August 19 the Moon is 11.57 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.

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.

Custom 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

Northern Hemisphere

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

August 19, 2021
08:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:27 Leo 03
Moon:22 Capricorn 28
Mercury:13 Virgo 57
Venus:04 Libra 18
Mars:13 Virgo 14
Jupiter:27 Aquarius 15 Rx
Saturn:08 Aquarius 55 Rx
Uranus:14 Taurus 48
Neptune:22 Pisces 28 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 49 Rx
True Lunar Node:07 Gemini 27 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:06 Gemini 38 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):03 Gemini 36
Chiron:12 Aries 25 Rx
Ceres:05 Gemini 18
Pallas:23 Pisces 56 Rx
Juno:09 Sagittarius 06
Vesta:14 Libra 15
Eris:24 Aries 43 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:5
Air:8
Water:2
Cardinal:6
Fixed:4
Mutable:9

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

20 August 2021
05:00 am GMT 3:00 PM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:27 Leo 25
Moon:27 Capricorn 46
Mercury:14 Virgo 35
Venus:04 Libra 45
Mars:13 Virgo 29
Jupiter:27 Aquarius 12 Rx
Saturn:08 Aquarius 53 Rx
Uranus:14 Taurus 48 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 27 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 49 Rx
True Lunar Node:07 Gemini 24 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:06 Gemini 37 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):03 Gemini 38
Chiron:12 Aries 24 Rx
Ceres:05 Gemini 23
Pallas:23 Pisces 51 Rx
Juno:09 Sagittarius 08
Vesta:14 Libra 26
Eris:24 Aries 43 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:5
Air:8
Water:2
Cardinal:6
Fixed:4
Mutable:9

Witchcraft/Magickal – Thursday

Go to Spells 8 for more Thursday’s correspondences

Magick Candle

blue candle

Light a blue candle to connect deeply with your spirituality today. Meditating with a blue candle creates a sense of harmony, serenity and peace. It also boosts creativity, patience and mindfulness.

Ruling Deities

Wiccan Goddess Gaia Wiccan God Osiris Wiccan God Poseidon Wiccan God Pan Wiccan God ZeusCernunnos, Gaia, Osiris, Pan, Poseidon and Zeus are rulers of Thursdays.

Crystals

Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Tiger’s Eye, and Sugilite.

Carrying these gemstones today can bring success and fulfillment of your goals. Wear them as a talisman or simply keep them close to you to harness their energy.

Potion

Drink a cup of Green Tea today to strengthen your focus. Green tea is loaded with beneficial antioxidants, and, besides caffeine, green tea contains aminoacids that help boost brain function. It has a large amount of L-theanine, an amino acid that is beneficial for memory, attention, concentration and learning.

August 18th Daily Correspondence Digest

Daily Horoscope

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Moon Alert

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

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You have lots of mental energy today, which is why you will attack any job that you do with intensity and purpose. In particular, you will roll up your sleeves and dig in, in a hands-on way. Conversations with work colleagues will be lively!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This can be a creative day because your thoughts are spinning and full of clever, creative ideas. Meanwhile, parents might come on a bit too strong with their kids today because there is so much mental energy. Think before you speak. Don’t get your belly in a rash.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today you have the energy to tackle home repairs. Family discussions will be intense and lively. Actually, there is so much intellectual energy at play, an argument could break out because everyone has their own idea about what’s best. It was ever thus.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This is a busy day! Errands, short trips, appointments and discussions with siblings, relatives and neighbours will keep you hopping! You will also have strong opinions about practically everything and expect others to agree with you. (This ain’t gonna happen.)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

When it comes to financial issues, earnings or possibly buying something today, you have strong opinions! You are not open to hearing input from others because your mind is made up. In fact, you want others to listen to what you have to say and to your way of doing things. Oh yeah.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today fiery Mars is lined up with your ruler Mercury, which makes your mental process excited and energetic. Your mind will be fast thinking and very active! However, it will also be all too easy to identify with your ego today and only see things your way. (Oops.)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today you have lots of energy to do research and dig deep for answers or solutions to old problems. You’ll be like a dog with a bone and you won’t stop until you find what you’re looking for. In this way, this can be a very efficient day for you. Keep looking.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You might find yourself at odds with a friend or a member of a group (especially someone younger) because you have such strong opinions today! Your mind is going a mile a minute, which means it’s difficult to take a moment to see someone else’s point of view. (Not so good.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Tread carefully when talking to parents, bosses, VIPs and the police today because people are extremely opinionated! Many people are so wound up with their ideas and opinions that they’re not open to listening to others. Instead, they want everyone to listen to them! (Hmmm.)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You can use this intense mental energy today to study and learn something because you will be extremely focused. Not only that, you will be extremely curious and eager to discover new vistas and new answers. Travel plans might be ambitious.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You’ll get a lot done if you have to wade through red-tape papers regarding inheritances, shared property, taxes, debt and such because you have lots of mental energy today! You will also have no trouble defending your own best interests if any disputes arise with someone else.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You might attract someone to you today who is opinionated and has very definite ideas. Quite likely, they will be vocal and you’ll feel the hair blowing back over your ears. (Sheesh!) Go gently to avoid arguments.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Andy Samberg (1978) shares your birthday today. You are creative, idealistic and impulsive. You are also determined and sometimes bossy. You are a leader who is broad-minded and courageous. Nothing will hold you back once you decide to achieve something. You love to learn and expand your world through knowledge. This year you are working to build firmer structures in your life physically and in an abstract sense.

Birthday Horoscope Zodiac Sign Is Leo

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AUGUST 18 birthday horoscope predicts that you are a Leo who can withstand the storm. You have broad shoulders to lean on and a face that is easy on the eyes. You have a natural ability to make people feel special. And you also have the guts to stand against people who are wrong.

The August 18th Leo birthday person will live life on the edge. It is typical of you to challenge someone to a drag race or to climb the highest mountain. Sometimes, your adventures can be dangerous. Some people get a kick out of this kind of thing. Leo is one of them. It is a part of your attraction that some people have toward you.

If today August 18 is your birthday, your friends and family may think you are nuts. However, you are inspiring. You are usually someone to look up too. You have very little tolerance for superficial people and like to keep your friends close and few.

The August 18 birthday personality is an honest character. You take responsibility for what you say and do around your friends and family. Furthermore, you have the respect of those younger and would make an excellent mentor or guidance counselor for the youth. People generally tend to bond with you very easily.

According to the August 18th horoscope, these Leo born individuals are likely the leaders in professions and love. You are strong but can be vulnerable too. You live life in a dream world.

Realistically, you are super supportive. More so, you like to be pampered. Sometimes, when it comes to love, you are disappointed by the outcome. It is suggested that you discuss the rules before jumping in. “Only fools rush in.”

It is not easy for someone to come to you as you may think. A person looking to commit with a Lion born on this day should mimic your intellectual ability. Being rational and trustworthy, you are often accompanied by an expanding rapport with those in charge.

It is August 18th – your birthday, and you want to be wined and dined. Simple pleasures excite the lion, and this can be seen in the bedroom. It is tastefully decorated with vibrant colors. This also helps to change the bad Karma that may be surrounding you.

You put so much of your personality, hopes and dreams into rearranging your furniture. Typically, the  August 18th astrology predicts that you are overly sensitive. You tend to take things too seriously.

If you are in a relationship with a Leo born on this zodiac birthday, then you are likely to keep looking keen this lion is expected to enjoy being free as committing is hard to do.

You will make someone a dependable and loving friend but making a lasting relationship is usually last on the list of things to do. However, when the lion does decide to settle down, it will be with someone who has become your best friend.

The August 18 zodiac also shows that you will seek employment in leadership positions. You have great potential to be successful especially in areas concerning banking or financial matters, but you don‘t know how to say no. You tend to be creative as well and could easily be employed in this industry.

Characteristically, you have great attention to detail. Your hobby could turn into something profitable as well. You could publish that book you have been writing. There are many opportunities for you even if it meant going back to school for further training.

As per the August 18th birthday meanings, you will typically be overweight. This is mainly due to the fact you do not stick to a diet plan. You indulge in foods that are fatty and have very little nutritional value.

This could be a problem as your workouts could be in vain. You will need a little more than doing chores to have the body you want. It will take work and determination to maintain a healthy body, soul, and mind.

Those with an August 18 birthday personality are willful and emotional people. You can be super sensitive and easily upset. You tend to be knowledgeable and love to learn from life, love, and relationships.

This Leo is not typically found at the gym but has what it takes to have a healthier body. You would rather date than to commit but once you decide to commit, you are loyal and loving.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On August 18

Steve ChenEdward NortonRobert RedfordChristian SlaterPatrick Swayze, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Shelley Winters

See: Famous Celebrities Born On August 18

This Day That Year –August 18 In History

1926 – The first time a weather map is used
1940 – In England, 71 German planes gunned down
1958 – On the Cuban circuit radio, Fidel Castro was heard making a speech
1973 – Hank Aaron beats Stan Musial’s record for extra base hits with a score of 1,378

August 18 Simha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
August 18 Chinese Zodiac MONKEY

August 18 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Sun that symbolizes our core inner self and gives us the energy to be successful.

August 18 Birthday Symbols

The Lion Is The Symbol For The Leo Sun Sign

August 18 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Moon. This card symbolizes your imagination, fears, and illusions. The Minor Arcana cards are Seven of Wands and King of Pentacles

August 18 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Aquarius: This can be a happy and entertaining match.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign VirgoThis relationship will be one with divided opinions.

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August 18 Lucky Numbers

Number 9 – This number represents universal love, wisdom, communication, and intuition.
Number 8 – This number signifies your materialistic personality and how you perceive Karma.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For August 18th Birthday

Red: This color stands for positive energy, vitality, love, and strength of character.
Gold: This is a color that represents success, knowledge, abundance, and prestige.

Lucky Days For August 18 Birthday

Sunday – This is the day of Sun that signifies how you inspire and plan your future.
Tuesday – The day of planet Mars that stands for your strong ability to overcome obstacles and move ahead.

August 18 Birthstone Ruby

Your lucky gemstone is Ruby which symbolizes intensity, stimulation, focus, integrity and wealth.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On August 18th

A pretty silk tie with prints for the man and an engraved travel kit bag for the woman. The August 18 birthday zodiac predicts that you love things that are delicate and elegant.

Moon Goddess’ Current Phase 

From Moongiant.com –  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, you know was on the date the person was born. 

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waxing Gibbous phase. 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 moon is then visible through most of the night sky setting a few hours before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Visit the August 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on August 18 has an illumination of 81%. 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 August 18 the Moon is 10.49 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.

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.

Custom 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

Northern Hemisphere

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

August 18, 2021
08:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:26 Leo 05
Moon:08 Capricorn 18
Mercury:12 Virgo 17
Venus:03 Libra 08
Mars:12 Virgo 36
Jupiter:27 Aquarius 23 Rx
Saturn:08 Aquarius 59 Rx
Uranus:14 Taurus 48
Neptune:22 Pisces 29 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 50 Rx
True Lunar Node:07 Gemini 32 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:06 Gemini 41 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):03 Gemini 29
Chiron:12 Aries 27 Rx
Ceres:05 Gemini 03
Pallas:24 Pisces 08 Rx
Juno:09 Sagittarius 01
Vesta:13 Libra 47
Eris:24 Aries 43 Rx
Fire:4
Earth:5
Air:8
Water:2
Cardinal:6
Fixed:4
Mutable:9

Southern Hemisphere

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

19 August 2021
05:00 am GMT 3:00 PM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:26 Leo 27
Moon:13 Capricorn 38
Mercury:12 Virgo 55
Venus:03 Libra 34
Mars:12 Virgo 51
Jupiter:27 Aquarius 20 Rx
Saturn:08 Aquarius 57 Rx
Uranus:14 Taurus 48
Neptune:22 Pisces 29 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 50 Rx
True Lunar Node:07 Gemini 30 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:06 Gemini 40 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):03 Gemini 32
Chiron:12 Aries 26 Rx
Ceres:05 Gemini 09
Pallas:24 Pisces 04 Rx
Juno:09 Sagittarius 03
Vesta:13 Libra 57
Eris:24 Aries 43 Rx
Fire:4
Earth:5
Air:8
Water:2
Cardinal:6
Fixed:4
Mutable:9

Witchcraft/Magickal- Wednesday

From Spells 8 for more Wednesday correspondences

Magick Candle

Light a purple candle to promote spiritual development and an enhanced consciousness. Meditating with a purple candle stimulates instrospection, change and manifestations.

Ruling Deities 🙏

Wiccan Goddess Athena Wiccan God Hermes Wiccan God Mercury Wiccan Goddess MinervaAthena, Hermes, Mercury and Minerva are rulers of Wednesdays.

Crystals

Agate, Amber, Aventurine, Clear Quartz, Emerald, Moldavite.

Carrying these gemstones today can bring success and fulfillment of your goals. Wear them as a talisman or simply keep them close to you to harness their energy.

A Potion

Drink a cup of Lavender Tea today and harness the calming effects of its soothing aroma. This herbal potion can bring total relaxation of the mind and body, neutralizing any bad moods. Lavender helps reduce stress levels and sleep disorders, granting an undisturbed night of sleep and a refreshed feeling in the morning¹.

 

August 17th Daily Correspondence Digest

Daily Horoscope

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Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or making important decisions after 9:30 PM EDT today (from 6:30 PM to 11:15 PM PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today is the perfect day to travel somewhere because you need a change of scenery. Do whatever you can so that you feel a sense of adventure and stimulation. Go somewhere you’ve never been before because you will feel gratified to learn something new.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Discussions about inheritances, shared property and insurance issues will favour you today. Get your ducks in a row and defend your best interests. In particular, these discussions might relate to real estate, a family business or domestic situation.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Because the Moon is in a sign that is opposite your sign today, you have to go more than halfway when dealing with others. This simply requires a little cooperation and tact. In two weeks, when the Moon is in your sign, others will have to cooperate with you!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You might have to work on behalf of someone else today because you need to perform a service or cater to their needs. Fear not. You aren’t being a martyr. This is just how things are rolling out today. Do what you can to get better organized.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a playful, fun-loving day, which is why it’s an excellent time to explore social outings, fun activities with kids and sports events. Accept all invitations to party! You will also be productive in areas related to the entertainment world and show business.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Home and family are your top priority today. In fact, you will enjoy having a chance to cocoon at home and relax among familiar surroundings. Do whatever you can so that you have a warm feeling in your tummy. Pamper yourself.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today you have strong need to communicate to others. Not only do you want to talk to someone and of course, listen — you want to have a meaningful bond with this person. You want to discuss real things. You don’t want to dally in superficial chitchat.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Something to do with earnings, cash flow and money is on your mind today. You might be thinking of asking for a raise? Whatever occurs might involve a boss or a parent. One thing is certain, financially speaking, you can benefit from real estate this year.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Things will tend to go your way today because the Moon is in your sign. Having said that, when the Moon is in your sign, (this happens for 2 1/2 days every month) you become more emotional. Keep this in mind and do your best to stay chill.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You might want to withdraw from the busyness of your daily world today and seek out solitude or some peace and quiet so that you can catch your breath. Now and then, it’s good to do this to get grounded. Afterwards, you’ll be more ready to sally forth into your world!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is an excellent day for a heart-to-heart discussion with a female acquaintance. You might seek out this person’s advice. Possibly, they will help you in some way with your future goals? (This could be a continuation of yesterday’s conversation.)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Once again, you are high viz. today, which means people notice you more than usual, especially bosses, parents, teachers and the police. (Oh yes, take notice. You might have to do some damage control.) When others are looking at you, put your best foot forward!

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Robert De Niro (1942) shares your birthday today. You are highly individualistic and walk to the beat of your own drum. You are both charming and aggressive. You are also creative and imaginative. Privately, you’re a romantic. This year it’s time to loosen up and have fun! You have a strong zest for life and will enjoy schmoozing with others, which will be easy because you are more popular.

Birthday Horoscope Zodiac Sign Is Leo

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AUGUST 17 birthday horoscope predicts that your zodiac sign is Leo. Typically, you need a little stability in your life. Providing a comfortable lifestyle for you and your family is important you. This Leo doesn’t like to leave anything to destiny.

The August 17th horoscope predicts that you are good at organizing events – you could easily make a profit arranging charity events or weddings. You like the thought of being in the center of the conversation.

Additionally, you are intelligent and hate to see other people throw away their talents. Your motto is “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” This is so true.

As an August 17th birthday personality, you are likely to be aggressive and somehow or another, you take over other people’s projects. In light of this, you could stand a lesson in respecting the rights of others.

I know, you want to get ahead in life but life is not predictable, and you must be flexible…if you want to succeed. Patience is one of the keys. Being hasty will only make you take the wrong decisions.

As per the August 17 birthday characteristics, a person born on this day is giving, warm and understanding. You need to understand perhaps the reason why you need to live beyond average. The finer things in life seem to have an appeal all of its own.

As a child, maybe someone badgered you. As an adult, you feel the repercussions of that kind of behavior. You treat children with affection and feel the need to give them something to laugh about because of this.

In other words, you realize that building a child’s self-confidence will make all the difference in the world. You are now determined to have a life that is positive and progressive.

As per the August 17, astrology people born on this day are cheerful people but may tend to be authoritative or demanding individuals but especially with their family members. You would do better if you stayed in your lane, Leo.

August 17th Leo birthday individuals are somewhat odd. As a rule, you enjoy the company of someone with similar interests. The conversation must be stimulating to keep you on your toes. You are ambitious and would desire a partner with goals of their own.

The perfect partner for you should be your best friend. You should be able to share your secrets with that special someone. It wouldn’t hurt either if this Leo’s partner was attractive. You like beautiful surroundings.

Let’s talk about your career. As an August 17 birthday personality, you could easily adjust to a lifestyle as a soap opera star as you have a “flair for the dramatics.” Professions that would put in the limelight would make you the happiest, but you would shine so bright in the courtroom as well, Leo.

As far as your money is concerned, you like what it can buy for you. Diamonds, designer shoes that do not hurt, the best furnishings and a black card that is the life of a lion.

Because of your fate as a child, the August 17 zodiac shows that you are prone to psychological disadvantages that could affect you mentally and physically.

It is common for a Leo to experience back pain and powerful headaches. It is possible that meditation or a form of yoga could help alleviate symptoms of stress and discomfort along with seeking a therapist for further advice.

If today August 17th is your birthday, you are perhaps a Leo who needs a secure foundation for building trust, as you are sensitive. However, you are not afraid to live life. Additionally, you have a need for excitement in the bedroom.

While arriving at the top, Leo will need to stay grounded. A strong partner could be your best friend and will not let you go over the top. A lion born on this August 17 zodiac birthday expects loyalty from friends and loved ones. You can be the unsuspecting manipulative one when necessary. You are adaptable, so people usually find you friendly and helpful.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On August 17

Davy CrockettThierry HenryRobert De NiroSean Penn, Mark Salling, Shabnam, Mae West

See: Famous Celebrities Born On August 17

This Day That Year –August 17 In History

1858 – First bank in Hawaii open to public
1938– Henry Armstrong’s consecutive third championship win
1951 – Chicago host All-Star Game; Cleveland destroys the All-Stars 33-0
1985 – Rajiv Gandhi reveals that India can hold state elections in Punjab

August 17 Simha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
August 17 Chinese Zodiac MONKEY

August 17 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet isSunthat is said to be the ruler of our self, ego, identity and gives us the power to face life.

August 17 Birthday Symbols

The LionIs The Symbol For The Leo Zodiac Sign

August 17 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Star. This card symbolizes hope, peace, generosity and new aspirations. The Minor Arcana cards are Seven of Wands and King of Pentacles

August 17 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Taurus: This match will be extremely loving and understanding.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign CancerThis relationship will be an emotionally straining match.

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August 17 Lucky Numbers

Number 7 – This number signifies poise, education, dignity, discernment and inner strength.
Number 8 – This number signifies efficiency, transformation, discipline, and control.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For August 17th Birthday

Gold: This is the color of prestige, confidence, knowledge, and optimism.
Brown: This is a color that symbolizes simplicity, renewals, growth, and grounding.

Lucky Days For August 17 Birthday

Sunday: The day ruled by the Sun and symbolizes a day of planning, helping others and motivating your loved ones.
Saturday: This day is ruled by Saturn and signifies the need to slow down and be practical and correct your mistakes.

August 17Birthstone Ruby

Your gemstone is Ruby that helps you make wise decisions and detoxifies your body.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On August 17th

An exclusive cologne for the man and a pair of crystal danglers for the woman. The August 17 birthday personality loves to be pampered with expensive gifts.

Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

From Moongiant.com –  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, you know was on the date the person was born. 

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waxing Gibbous phase. 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 moon is then visible through most of the night sky setting a few hours before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Visit the August 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on August 17 has an illumination of 71%. 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 August 17 the Moon is 9.4 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.

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.

Custom 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

Northern Hemisphere

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

August 17, 2021
08:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:25 Leo 08
Moon:24 Sagittarius 06
Mercury:10 Virgo 35
Venus:01 Libra 57
Mars:11 Virgo 58
Jupiter:27 Aquarius 31 Rx
Saturn:09 Aquarius 03 Rx
Uranus:14 Taurus 47
Neptune:22 Pisces 31 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 52 Rx
True Lunar Node:07 Gemini 35 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:06 Gemini 44 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):03 Gemini 23
Chiron:12 Aries 28 Rx
Ceres:04 Gemini 48
Pallas:24 Pisces 20 Rx
Juno:08 Sagittarius 56
Vesta:13 Libra 18
Eris:24 Aries 44 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:4
Air:8
Water:2
Cardinal:5
Fixed:4
Mutable:10

Southern Hemisphere

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

18 August 2021
05:00 am GMT 3:00 PM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:25 Leo 29
Moon:29 Sagittarius 26
Mercury:11 Virgo 13
Venus:02 Libra 23
Mars:12 Virgo 13
Jupiter:27 Aquarius 28 Rx
Saturn:09 Aquarius 01 Rx
Uranus:14 Taurus 47
Neptune:22 Pisces 30 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 51 Rx
True Lunar Node:07 Gemini 34 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:06 Gemini 43 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):03 Gemini 25
Chiron:12 Aries 28 Rx
Ceres:04 Gemini 54
Pallas:24 Pisces 15 Rx
Juno:08 Sagittarius 58
Vesta:13 Libra 29
Eris:24 Aries 43 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:4
Air:8
Water:2
Cardinal:5
Fixed:4
Mutable:10

Witchcraft/ Magickal – Tuesday

From Spells 8

Magick Candle

red candleLight a red candle to receive vigor and strength. Meditating with a red candle enables courage, power, fertility, magnetism, desire, and action.

Ruling Deities 🙏

Wiccan God Ares Wiccan Goddess Ceres Wiccan God DemeterAres, Ceres and Demeter are rulers of Tuesdays.

Crystals 💎

Carnelian, Coral, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline

Carrying these gemstones today can bring success and fulfillment of your goals. Wear them as a talisman or simply keep them close to you to harness their energy.

A Potion 🍵

Pu-Erh tea daily ritualDrink a cup of Pu Erh Tea today for a boost of vital strength. This type of tea will keep you alert during the day due to its caffeine contents, but it also has many powerful effects on the body such as protecting from harmful bacteria, fighting inflammation, and eliminating body toxins¹.

Daily Wiccan Practices

You probably already have some daily rituals or personal superstitions, so try combining these ideas with your usual routine in different ways until you find your preferred way to be a Wiccan:

  • When you wake up, greet the day by doing a Sun Salutation or a simple Wiccan Meditation like a Circle Casting visualization. You can burn some incense along with it. On this same page, you will find daily recommendations for incenses, crystals and teas. ⭐ Save it to your Bookmarks!
  • When drinking your morning tea or coffee, you can use a spoon to stir it in a clockwise direction to attract something, or counterclockwise to repel something. Focus on your intention and then clear your mind. If you need ideas, try these Tea Meditations.
  • You can also draw a symbol or sigil at the bottom of your cup with some honey and then pour your drink over it.
  • Explore and build up your inner temple so you can always conjure it quickly. Having a sacred space in your mind allows you to cast tools without spells and to easily ground yourself.
  • Set up an altar for your ancestors, deities, or spirit guides and say a Wiccan prayer every day upon waking up or when going to bed. You can also place your offerings there.
  • Carry crystals or personal amulets in your pocket or around your neck, so they remind you of your Magical powers. See How to charge an amulet here and find Crystal Attunements here.
  • Consecrate or charge things like jewelry, makeup brushes, cooking utensils, musical instruments, etc. These are all part of your path and your identity as a Wiccan or a Witch.
  • Write in your journal, also known as your Book of Mirrors every day.
  • Find pages and spells for your Book of Shadows and print them out on printer-friendly parchment paper (link to Amazon).
  • Track the moon phases and tune in to its changing energies. Decide what’s the best time to cast spells, rituals and meditations.
  • Grow a garden full of many different plants, aromatic herbs and shrubs. Learn about Herbal Witchcraft. Every day go out and spend some time to clear your mind and become more intimate with your spirituality and intuition.

Being an Eclectic Wiccan…

As Above, So Below, As Within, So Without

…part of the element of Air with every breath I take;

…part of the element of Water as my body is seventy percent fluids;

…part of the element of Earth because I care for all other living things and try to nurture them;

…part of the element of Fire because I pursue my passions;

…of the element of Spirit because I carry the Goddesses and Gods within myself;

….part of the Universe and all that is in it and they are a part of me.

These things make me stronger and able to live this lifetime to its fullest.

Blessed be dear ones.

©️ 2015 Lady Beltane