A Samhain Blessing

“Blessed be the ancestors the ones whom life has fled.

Tonight we merry meet again, our own beloved dead.

The wheel of the year turns on, a new year in our sights.

The maiden has become the crone, we celebrate this night.

Author Unknown”

Halloween in Ireland

Terrifying tales and frightening facts from the home of Halloween

Halloween – a time for thrills, chills and scaring ourselves silly. But did you know that everyone’s favourite fright-filled holiday began in Ireland? Trace Halloween right back to its origins and you’ll find yourself in the mists of pagan Ireland over 3,000 years ago – a time when the ancient festival of Samhain was celebrated in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East to mark the beginning of winter.

It’s said that at Halloween the boundary between our world and the Otherworld is at its thinnest, allowing spirits and demons to easily pass between the two. So come with us on a strange and spooky journey as we experience Halloween in Ireland.

Halloween in Ireland

October 31 Northwestern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, United States of America 

October 31, 2020
01:00 pm GMT 6:00 AM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:08 Scorpio 34
Moon:07 Taurus 45
Mercury:26 Libra 53 Rx
Venus:04 Libra 13
Mars:16 Aries 27 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 59
Saturn:26 Capricorn 12
Uranus:08 Taurus 41 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 23 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 40

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 32 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 07 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Taurus 08

Chiron:05 Aries 49 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 06
Pallas:19 Capricorn 44
Juno:13 Scorpio 44
Vesta:03 Virgo 27

Eris:23 Aries 51 Rx

Fire:3
Earth:8
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

 

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October 31 Northern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

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

October 31, 2020
10:00 am GMT 6:00 AM EDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:08 Scorpio 26
Moon:06 Taurus 16
Mercury:26 Libra 57 Rx
Venus:04 Libra 04
Mars:16 Aries 28 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 58
Saturn:26 Capricorn 11
Uranus:08 Taurus 42 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 23 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 40

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 33 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 07 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Taurus 07

Chiron:05 Aries 50 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 05
Pallas:19 Capricorn 43
Juno:13 Scorpio 41
Vesta:03 Virgo 25

Eris:23 Aries 51 Rx

Fire:3
Earth:8
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

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31 October Southwestern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

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

31 October 2020
09:00 am GMT 6:00 AM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:08 Scorpio 24
Moon:05 Taurus 46
Mercury:26 Libra 59 Rx
Venus:04 Libra 01
Mars:16 Aries 29 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 57
Saturn:26 Capricorn 11
Uranus:08 Taurus 42 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 23 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 40

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 33 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 07 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Taurus 07

Chiron:05 Aries 50 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 05
Pallas:19 Capricorn 42
Juno:13 Scorpio 40
Vesta:03 Virgo 24

Eris:23 Aries 51 Rx

Fire:3
Earth:8
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

 

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

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31 October Northeastern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

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

31 October 2020
04:00 am GMT 6:00 AM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:08 Scorpio 11
Moon:03 Taurus 18
Mercury:27 Libra 07 Rx
Venus:03 Libra 45
Mars:16 Aries 31 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 56
Saturn:26 Capricorn 10
Uranus:08 Taurus 42 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 24 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 40

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 34 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 08 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Taurus 06

Chiron:05 Aries 50 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 04
Pallas:19 Capricorn 39
Juno:13 Scorpio 36
Vesta:03 Virgo 19

Eris:23 Aries 52 Rx

Fire:3
Earth:8
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

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

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For Your Local Time and Date

31 October Southeastern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Antsirabe, Madagascar, South Africa 

October 31, 2020
03:00 am GMT 6:00 AM EAT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:08 Scorpio 09
Moon:02 Taurus 48
Mercury:27 Libra 09 Rx
Venus:03 Libra 42
Mars:16 Aries 31 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 55
Saturn:26 Capricorn 10
Uranus:08 Taurus 42 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 24 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 40

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 35 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 08 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Taurus 05

Chiron:05 Aries 50 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 04
Pallas:19 Capricorn 38
Juno:13 Scorpio 35
Vesta:03 Virgo 18

Eris:23 Aries 52 Rx

Fire:3
Earth:8
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

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October 31 Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

Today the Moon will be in a Full Moon phase. During a Full Moon the moon is 100% illuminated as seen from Earth and is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. The Moon will be visible throughout the night sky rising at sunset in the east and setting with the sunrise the next morning. The point at which a Full Moon occurs can be measured down to a fraction of a second. The time it takes between full moons is known as a Synodic month and is 29.530587981 days long. Keep track of all the Full Moons throughout the year on the Full Moon Calendar >

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

Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on October 31 has an illumination of 100%. 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 October 31 the Moon is 14.65 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.

October 31 Southern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

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

31 October 2020
09:00 am GMT 6:00 AM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:08 Scorpio 24
Moon:05 Taurus 46
Mercury:26 Libra 59 Rx
Venus:04 Libra 01
Mars:16 Aries 29 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 57
Saturn:26 Capricorn 11
Uranus:08 Taurus 42 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 23 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 40

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 33 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 07 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Taurus 07

Chiron:05 Aries 50 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 05
Pallas:19 Capricorn 42
Juno:13 Scorpio 40
Vesta:03 Virgo 24

Eris:23 Aries 51 Rx

Fire:3
Earth:8
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

 

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Happy and Blessed Beltane to Our Sisters, Brothers, and Guests in the Southern Hemisphere

Beltane – Bealtaine Traditions in Irish Folklore

Beltane is the anglicised version of our Irish word Bealtaine – still in use and meaning ‘the month of May’ in our own language. Bealtaine is mentioned in some of the earliest Irish literature, and it is associated with important events in Irish mythology.

Irish folklore still holds the legacy of the traditions and customs associated with this ancient festival. Bealtaine and Samhain are the original two turning points for the ‘wheel of the year’ in Ireland. That’s May Eve and Hallowe’en, in case you’re not familiar.

These major Irish Pagan Festivals were pivotal – literally – times of upheaval of change for our ancestors over 8,000 years ago when the Hunter Gatherer societies moved from their Summer to Winter camping grounds at these seasonal turning points, and they still resonate through the landscape and the Irish communities to this day.

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Beltane: (Bealtaine, Valpurgis)

Incense: Lilac, Frankincense
Decorations: Maypole, Flowers, Ribbons
Colours: Green

The Fire Festival of Beltane

This festival is also known as Beltane, the Celtic May Day. It officially begins at moonrise on May Day Eve, and marks the beginning of the third quarter or second half of the ancient Celtic year. It is celebrated as an early pastoral festival accompanying the first turning of the herds out to wild pasture. The rituals were held to promote fertility. The cattle were driven between the Belfires to protect them from ills. Contact with the fire was interpreted as symbolic contact with the sun. In early Celtic times, the druids kindled the Beltane fires with specific incantations. Later the Christian church took over the Beltane observances, a service was held in the church, followed by a procession to the fields or hills, where the priest kindled the fire. The rowan branch is hung over the house fire on May Day to preserve the fire itself from bewitchment (the house fire being symbolic of the luck of the house).

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Beltane by The Goddess & The Green Man

Sunset to Sunset.

Beltane honours Life. It represents the peak of Spring and the beginning of Summer. Earth energies are at their strongest and most active. All of life is bursting with potent fertility and at this point in the Wheel of the Year, the potential becomes conception. On May Eve the sexuality of life and the earth is at its peak. Abundant fertility, on all levels, is the central theme. The Maiden goddess has reached her fullness. She is the manifestation of growth and renewal, Flora, the Goddess of Spring, the May Queen, the May Bride. The Young Oak King, as Jack-In-The-Green, as the Green Man, falls in love with her and wins her hand. The union is consummated and the May Queen becomes pregnant. Together the May Queen and the May King are symbols of the Sacred Marriage (or Heiros Gamos), the union of Earth and Sky, and this union has merrily been re-enacted by humans throughout the centuries. For this is the night of the Greenwood Marriage. It is about sexuality and sensuality, passion, vitality and joy. And about conception. A brilliant moment in the Wheel of the Year to bring ideas, hopes and dreams into action. And have some fun…..

Traditions of Beltane…

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October 30 Northwestern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, United States of America

October 30, 2020
01:00 pm GMT 6:00 AM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Scorpio 34
Moon:25 Aries 54
Mercury:27 Libra 35 Rx
Venus:03 Libra 00
Mars:16 Aries 38 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 50
Saturn:26 Capricorn 09
Uranus:08 Taurus 44 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 24 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 39

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 39 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 10 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Taurus 01

Chiron:05 Aries 52 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 01
Pallas:19 Capricorn 30
Juno:13 Scorpio 23
Vesta:03 Virgo 05

Eris:23 Aries 52 Rx

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

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Superstitions

Around this time of year superstitions seems to come at us from all over the place. With this in mind I pulled out my book Cassell Dictionary of Superstitions by David Pickering Copyright 1995.

I will be posting a few today and tomorrow in among the articles, spells, potions, etc for Samhain and Beltane. If there is a superstition that has been passed down in your family or that you believe in and would like some more information about them please write a description of the superstition in the comment area.

Many times during my youth my mother, who is now in the Summerlands, told me they story of her grandmother picking up and throwing the first pair of shoes she ever bought for herself across the room a breaking the heel off one of them. The reason being her grandmother believed that putting shoes on the table was bad luck. My family has many other superstitions that I will share as we get closer to our holidays.

REMEMBER WE WANT TO HER ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY’S SUPERSTITIONS. JUST WRITE THEM IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING it will help me think my family isn’t a wacky about superstitions as I think they are 😂😉