November 16 Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

Today the Moon will be in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

Visit the November 2020 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on November 16 has an illumination of 2%. 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 November 16 the Moon is 1.47 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.

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. 

6 Famous Curses and Their Origins

Dig into the superstitions that surround King Tut’s tomb, the Hope Diamond and more.

Throughout history, people have promoted stories of curses for a variety of reasons. To sports fans, curses can help explain their favorite team’s loss. When a cause of death is misunderstood, curses can provide an explanation. For an imperial nation, curses can betray anxiety about being punished for colonizing and taking artifacts. And sometimes, curses come about because someone just wanted to make up a story.

Here are some prominent curses in history.

1. King Tut’s Curse (and Other ‘Mummy’s Curses’)

King Tut's Curse

The burial mask of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images

In February 1923, a British archaeological team opened the tomb of Tutankhamun, or “King Tut,” an Egyptian pharaoh during the 14th century B.C. Two months later, when the team’s sponsor died from a bacterial infection, British newspapers claimed without evidence that he’d died because of “King Tut’s curse.” Whenever subsequent members of the team died, the media dredged up the alleged curse again.

King Tut’s curse and other famous “mummy’s curses” were invented by Europeans and Americans while their countries removed priceless artifacts from Egypt. After the Titanic sank in 1912, some newspapers even promoted a conspiracy theory that the ship had sunk because of a “mummy’s curse.”

READ MORE: The Craziest Titanic Conspiracy Theories, Explained

Though it’s not clear how many people actually took these “curses” seriously, these stories became extremely popular subjects for horror movies like The Mummy (1932) and its many iterations, as well as comedies like Mummy’s Boys (1936) and Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955).

2. The Curse of the Polish King’s Tomb

Casimir IV Jagiellon, King of Poland

Casimir IV Jagiellon.

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In 1973, a group of archaeologists opened the tomb of the 15th-century Polish king Casimir IV Jagiellon in Kraków, Poland. As with the opening of King Tut’s tomb 50 years before, European media hyped up the event, and the researchers involved allegedly joked that they were risking a curse on the tomb by opening it.

When some of the team members began to die shortly after, some media outlets speculated it was due to a curse. Later, experts discovered traces of deadly fungi inside the tomb that can cause lung illnesses when breathed in. This was the cause of their deaths.

3. The Hope Diamond Curse

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The Hope Diamond, Evelyn Walsh McLean

Evelyn Walsh McLean, one of the owners of the famous Hope diamond, c. 1915.

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In the 1660s, the French gem dealer Jean-Baptiste Tavernier purchased a large diamond of unknown origin during a trip to India. Yet by the 20th century, a myth had sprung up in the United States and Europe that Tavernier had stolen the diamond from the statue of a Hindu goddess. The newspapers and jewelers who spread this story claimed the diamond was cursed and brought bad luck to those who owned it.

By 1839, the diamond supposedly ended up with Henry Philip Hope, a Dutch collector based in London and the source of the stone’s modern name—the Hope Diamond. Sometime after this, European and American newspapers began claiming that the Hope Diamond carried a curse.

The French jeweler Pierre Cartier reportedly used these stories to enhance the diamond’s value when he sold it to American heiress Evelyn Walsh McLean in the early 1910s. After she died, it went to a U.S. jewelry company, which exhibited it before donating it in 1958 to the Smithsonian Institution, where it remains today.

READ MORE: 8 of Halloween’s Most Hair-Raising Folk Legends 

5. The Curse of Tippecanoe (or Tecumseh’s Curse)

he Curse of Tippecanoe, Tecumseh’s Curse

The Battle of Tippecanoe, where General Harrison fought Tecumshe on Nov 7, 1811.

Glasshouse Vintage/Universal History Archive/Getty Images

In the mid-20th century, U.S. media began to note a pattern in presidential deaths. Starting with William Henry Harrison and ending with John F. Kennedy, every 20 years the country elected a president who would die in office.

Harrison, the first president to die in office, was elected in 1840. The other presidents who died in office include Abraham Lincoln, elected 1860 (and 1864); James A. Garfield, elected 1880; William McKinley, elected 1900; Warren G. Harding, elected 1920; Franklin D. Roosevelt, elected 1940 (as well as 1932, 1936 and 1944); and JFK, elected 1960. The only president between Harrison and JFK to fall outside of this pattern is Zachary Taylor, who was elected in 1848 and died in 1850.

In the 1930s, Ripley’s Believe It or Not claimed the “pattern” was due to a curse Shawnee Chief Tecumseh placed on Harrison and future presidents after Harrison’s troops defeated Tecumseh’s at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. (Tecumseh died two years later in another battle against Harrison’s troops.) This story likely originated with non-Native Americans and bears a similarity to other “curses” in U.S. books and movies about disturbing Native burial grounds.

WATCH: Halloween Documentaries on HISTORY Vault

6. The Curse of Macbeth

There are lots of superstitions in the world of theatre. It’s bad luck to wish actors good luck, hence the reason people instead tell them to “break a leg.” And it’s also bad luck to say the word “Macbeth” in the theatre except during a performance of the Shakespeare play. Supposedly, this is because tragedy has historically befallen productions of the play. In reality, these stories are a mix of fabrication and selective evidence-picking.

The legend about the play seems to have started with Max Beerbohm, a British cartoonist and critic born in the 1870s, nearly three centuries after Macbeth’s first performance. Beerbohm—possibly annoyed that Macbeth was such a popular playmade up a story that the first actor cast to play Lady Macbeth died right before the play’s opening night.

Since then, this story has become part of a myth that the play is cursed and has brought bad luck to those involved with it. Though there have been real accidents during runs of Macbeth over its more than 400-year history, these accidents gain more attention than accidents during other plays because of the supposed “curse.”

READ MORE: Did Shakespeare Really Write His Own Plays?

7. The Billy Goat Curse on the Chicago Cubs

History of the Billy Goat Curse

 A fan pushes a goat in a cart outside of Wrigley Field before the start of the 2017 home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

Scott Olson/Getty Images

As with theatre, there are also a lot of superstitions in the world of sports. One of the most famous is the supposed “billy goat curse” on the Chicago Cubs.

In 1945, a tavern owner named William “Billy Goat” Sianis was reportedly prevented from bringing his pet goat, Murphy, into Chicago’s Wrigley Field to see the Cubs play the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. Supposedly, Sianis put a curse on the Cubs, saying they wouldn’t win this or any other World Series ever again.

Before this, the Cubs had only won the World Series twice before, in 1907 and 1908. When they lost the World Series in 1945, the curse gained credence. In 2016, when the Cubs won the world series for the first time in over a century, U.S. media promoted the idea that the curse was broken.

The billy goat curse is similar to the curse of the Bambino, which supposedly began when the Boston Red Sox traded Babe Ruth in 1919 and ended when the team won the World Series in 2004. There’s also rapper Lil B’s curse on Kevin Durant, which Lil B issued in a 2011 tweet and lifted in 2017 in another tweet. When the Golden State Warriors won the NBA finals that year with Durant earning MVP, sports media jokingly (or not?) proclaimed that Lil B had helped by lifting the curse.

WATCH: A new season of The Curse of Oak Island premieres Tuesday, November 10 at 9/8c on HISTORY. Watch a preview now.

BY

Flashback Beltane 2000

[The Flashbacks will alternate years between WitchesOfTheCraft.com and CovenLife.co]

Beltane

When the Sun travels through Taurus, Spring has reached its fertile peak. Trees are lush and green, flowers bloom, and birds wrestle meals for their youngsters from the moist ground. The air smells fresh, clean, and “green.” This is the time of year for us all to take a moment to appreciate the gifts of the Earth-Mother, both for the richness of her bounty and the home she provides. As the most pleasure-loving sign of all. Taurus is expert at enjoying all those wonderful experiences that makes life inside the human body so delightful. The signs loves to indulge in good food, listen to music, sit in awed silence as yet another sunset slowly fills the sky with color. The ancients danced their fertility rites on this day, taking pleasure in the sensual, fruitful touch of each other’s bodies, another delight in the union of the Goddess and the God provides. Whether you dance around a Maypole or simply partake of a divine feast with friends at this magical time, be sure to revel in your body, the divine instrument that allows you to sample the wonders of our planet.

Copyright Kim Rogers-Gallagher Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2000 Page 69

1 January Eastern Hemisphere (E. H.) Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

This post is an experiment for the new year. If you are reading us in this time zone please let us know in the comments section. If a minimum of 10 people leave a comment they would like this post to continue than it will. I will posting it daily until January 5, 2020 to give those who only has time on weekends to read WOTC.

Current Moon Phase

 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2020

Today the Moon will be in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

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.

Custom Planetary Positions

Berlin, Germany is the time zone for this information

January 01, 2020
05:00 am GMT (6:00 CET)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:10 Capricorn 13
Moon:18 Pisces 37
Mercury:04 Capricorn 43
Venus:14 Aquarius 40
Mars:28 Scorpio 31
Jupiter:06 Capricorn 43
Saturn:21 Capricorn 25
Uranus:02 Taurus 42 Rx
Neptune:16 Pisces 16
Pluto:22 Capricorn 24

True Lunar Node:08 Cancer 23 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Cancer 14 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):27 Pisces 04

Chiron:01 Aries 36
Ceres:17 Capricorn 59
Pallas:22 Sagittarius 57
Juno:17 Libra 24
Vesta:12 Taurus 07

Eris:23 Aries 14 Rx

Fire:3
Earth:8
Air:2
Water:6
Cardinal:11
Fixed:4
Mutable:4

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)e to your local time use this link

For You Local Time and Date

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30 November S. H. Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2019

Today the Moon will be in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

Custom Planetary Positions

November 29, 2019 (30 November 2019)
07:00 pm GMT (6:00 AM AEDT)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Sagittarius 15
Moon:16 Capricorn 39
Mercury:17 Scorpio 23
Venus:04 Capricorn 41
Mars:06 Scorpio 54
Jupiter:29 Sagittarius 20
Saturn:17 Capricorn 52
Uranus:03 Taurus 23 Rx
Neptune:15 Pisces 56
Pluto:21 Capricorn 25

True Lunar Node:08 Cancer 39
Mean Lunar Node:09 Cancer 57 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):23 Pisces 27

Chiron:01 Aries 31 Rx
Ceres:05 Capricorn 12
Pallas:09 Sagittarius 11
Juno:08 Libra 50
Vesta:15 Taurus 25 Rx

Eris:23 Aries 23 Rx

Fire:5
Earth:7
Air:1
Water:6
Cardinal:10
Fixed:4
Mutable:5

23rd September S. H. Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

Today the Moon will be in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Custom Planetary Positions

September 22, 2019 (23 September 2019)
08:00 pm GMT (6:00 AM AEST)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:29 Virgo 31
Moon:08 Cancer 28
Mercury:14 Libra 10
Venus:10 Libra 16
Mars:22 Virgo 43
Jupiter:17 Sagittarius 08
Saturn:13 Capricorn 56
Uranus:05 Taurus 56 Rx
Neptune:16 Pisces 58 Rx
Pluto:20 Capricorn 40 Rx

True Lunar Node:14 Cancer 25
Mean Lunar Node:13 Cancer 33 Rx

Chiron:03 Aries 51 Rx
Ceres:11 Sagittarius 35
Pallas:10 Scorpio 32
Juno:13 Virgo 05
Vesta:27 Taurus 39

Eris:24 Aries 00 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:2
Water:5
Cardinal:9
Fixed:3
Mutable:6

September 16th N. H. Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

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

For Moon Phases

Current Planetary Positions

September 16, 2019
12:23 pm GMT (7:23 AM CDT)
Tropical Zodiac

Sun:23 Virgo 21
Moon:18 Aries 52
Mercury:03 Libra 48
Venus:02 Libra 25
Mars:18 Virgo 40
Jupiter:16 Sagittarius 26
Saturn:13 Capricorn 55 Rx
Uranus:06 Taurus 07 Rx
Neptune:17 Pisces 08 Rx
Pluto:20 Capricorn 42 Rx
Fire:2
Earth:5
Air:2
Water:1
Cardinal:5
Fixed:1
Mutable:4

S. H. Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions for 8/8

Current Moon Phase

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019

Today the Moon will be in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Current Planetary Positions

August 07, 2019
08:00 pm GMT (6:00AM AEST)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:15 Leo 02
Moon:16 Scorpio 20
Mercury:26 Cancer 19
Venus:13 Leo 16
Mars:23 Leo 24
Jupiter:14 Sagittarius 32 Rx
Saturn:15 Capricorn 13 Rx
Uranus:06 Taurus 36
Neptune:18 Pisces 10 Rx
Pluto:21 Capricorn 19 Rx

True Lunar Node:17 Cancer 21
Mean Lunar Node:15 Cancer 59 Rx

Chiron:05 Aries 34 Rx
Ceres:01 Sagittarius 48
Pallas:23 Libra 37
Juno:22 Leo 37
Vesta:20 Taurus 43

Eris:24 Aries 18 Rx

Fire: 8
Earth:4
Air:1
Water:5
Cardinal:8
Fixed:7
Mutable:3

N. H. Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions 6/25

Current Moon Phase

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019
Today the Moon will be in a Third Quarter phase. Sometimes called a Last Quarter Moon, this phase occurs roughly 3 weeks after the New Moon when the earth is three quarter of the way through it’s orbit around the earth. If you live in the northern hemisphere the Moons left side will be illuminated and the right side dark. For thoughts of you in the southern hemisphere it will be the opposite with the right side illuminated. On the day of the Third Quarter phase the Moon will rise around midnight on the eastern horizon and set in the west around noon the next day. In the days following the Third Quarter Phase the Moon’s illumination will decrees each day until the New Moon.

From Today’s Moon

Planetary Positions
June 25, 2019
08:02 am GMT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun: 03 Cancer 30
Moon: 02 Aries 42
Mercury: 28 Cancer 36
Venus: 19 Gemini 51
Mars: 25 Cancer 46
Jupiter: 17 Sagittarius 39 Rx
Saturn: 18 Capricorn 15 Rx
Uranus: 05 Taurus 43
Neptune: 18 Pisces 43 Rx
Pluto: 22 Capricorn 21 Rx
True Lunar Node: 17 Cancer 43
Mean Lunar Node: 18 Cancer 17 Rx
Chiron: 05 Aries 52
Ceres: 02 Sagittarius 04 Rx
Pallas: 12 Libra 34
Juno: 02 Leo 03
Vesta: 06 Taurus 20
Eris: 24 Aries 16
Fire: 6
Earth: 4
Air: 2
Water: 6
Cardinal: 11
Fixed: 3
Mutable: 4

N. H. Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions for 6/22

Current Moon Phase

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

Waning Gibbous Illumination at 76%

From Moon Giant

Current Planetary Positions
June 22, 2019
10:44 am GMT (5:45 AM CDT)
Tropical Zodiac

Sun:00 Cancer 45
Moon:28 Aquarius 22
Mercury:25 Cancer 50
Venus:16 Gemini 19
Mars:23 Cancer 56
Jupiter:18 Sagittarius 00 Rx
Saturn:18 Capricorn 27 Rx
Uranus:05 Taurus 36
Neptune:18 Pisces 43 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 25 Rx
Fire:1
Earth:3
Air:2
Water:4
Cardinal:5
Fixed:2
Mutable:3

S. H. Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions for 6/13/2019

Current Moon Phase

FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019

Today the Moon is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Current Planetary Positions

Custom Planetary Positions
June 14, 2019 (6:00 AM CDT)
11:00 am GMT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:23 Gemini 07
Moon:17 Scorpio 39
Mercury:15 Cancer 54
Venus:06 Gemini 34
Mars:18 Cancer 50
Jupiter:19 Sagittarius 00 Rx
Saturn:18 Capricorn 59 Rx
Uranus:05 Taurus 17
Neptune:18 Pisces 43
Pluto:22 Capricorn 35 Rx

True Lunar Node:17 Cancer 47 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:18 Cancer 52 Rx

Chiron:05 Aries 41
Ceres:03 Sagittarius 50 Rx
Pallas:11 Libra 07
Juno:26 Cancer 46
Vesta:02 Taurus 03

Eris:24 Aries 13

Fire:4
Earth:4
Air:3
Water:7
Cardinal:10
Fixed:3
Mutable:5

N. H.Daily Moon Phase 6/10/2019

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019

The Moon is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

My tablet does not show the rest of the information I usually put in this post but you can read it all using this link:

Moongiant.com

Daily Moon Phase 6/10/2019

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019

The Moon is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

My tablet does not show the rest of the information I usually put in this post but you can read it all using this link:

Moongiant.com

Daily Moon Phase 6/10/2019

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019

The Moon today is in a First Quarter phase. This phase occurs roughly 7 days after the New Moon when the earth is one quarter of the way through its orbit around the earth. Exactly half the moon will be illuminated and half dark. On the day of the First Quarter phase the moon is high overhead at sunset and is visible until mid-night when it sets in the west. The First Quarter phase is a one day event and in the following days enters a Waxing Gibbous phase becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon.

Sorry on my tablet it does not show the other information I usually post. Do get the complete information for today’s Moon phase please use this link:

Moongiant.com

The Witches Almanac for Friday, March 11th

goddess of deep sea

The Witches Almanac for Friday, March 11th

Friday (Venus): Love, friendship, reconciliation, and beauty.

Feast of the Gauri (Hindu)

Waxing Moon
The Waxing Moon (from the New Moon to the Full) is the ideal time for magic to draw things toward you.

Moon phase: First Quarter

Moon Sign: Aries
Aries: Good for starting things, but lacks staying power. Things occur rapidly, but quickly pass. People tend to be argumentative and assertive.

Moon enters Taurus 2: 44 pm
Taurus: Things begun now last the longest, tend to increase in value, and become hard to alter. Brings out appreciation for beauty and sensory experience.

Incense: Mint

Color: Pink