May 15 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 May 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on May 15 has an illumination of 12%. 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 May 15 the Moon is 3.33 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.

15 May Southern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

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

15 May (14) 2021
10:00 pm GMT 8:00 AM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)Sun:24 Taurus 19
Moon:28 Gemini 15
Mercury:16 Gemini 01
Venus:07 Gemini 10
Mars:13 Cancer 02
Jupiter:00 Pisces 06
Saturn:13 Aquarius 28
Uranus:11 Taurus 29
Neptune:22 Pisces 44
Pluto:26 Capricorn 44 Rx
True Lunar Node:10 Gemini 43
Mean Lunar Node:11 Gemini 46 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):22 Taurus 52
Chiron:11 Aries 24
Ceres:02 Taurus 34
Pallas:19 Pisces 44
Juno:21 Sagittarius 09 Rx
Vesta:08 Virgo 58
Eris:24 Aries 26
Fire:3
Earth:6
Air:6
Water:4Cardinal:4
Fixed:5
Mutable:10

The date in ( ) is because of us posting this from the Northern Hemisphere. So this post goes live at 8:00 AM AEDT on the date before the month. The date inside the ( ) is the date we have to use to get the timing right for you. That is also why the GMT time that shows at 9:00 PM.

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May 14 Northern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

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

May 14, 2021
01:00 pm GMT 8:00 AM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)Sun:23 Taurus 57
Moon:23 Gemini 47
Mercury:15 Gemini 35
Venus:06 Gemini 42
Mars:12 Cancer 49
Jupiter:00 Pisces 04
Saturn:13 Aquarius 27
Uranus:11 Taurus 28
Neptune:22 Pisces 44
Pluto:26 Capricorn 45 Rx
 True Lunar Node:10 Gemini 43
Mean Lunar Node:11 Gemini 47 Rx
 Lilith (Black Moon):22 Taurus 49
 Chiron:11 Aries 23
Ceres:02 Taurus 25
Pallas:19 Pisces 39
Juno:21 Sagittarius 13 Rx
Vesta:08 Virgo 54
 Eris:24 Aries 26
 Fire:3
Earth:6
Air:6
Water:4 Cardinal:4
Fixed:5
Mutable:10 

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May 14 Moon Goddess’ Current PhaseMoon 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 May 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on May 14 has an illumination of 6%. 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 May 14 the Moon is 2.42 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.

14 May Southern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

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

The date in ( ) is because of us posting this from the Northern Hemisphere. So this post goes live at 8:00 AM AEDT on the date before the month. The date inside the ( ) is the date we have to use to get the timing right for you. That is also why the GMT time that shows at 9:00 PM.

14 May (13) 2021
10:00 pm GMT 8:00 AM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)Sun:23 Taurus 21
Moon:16 Gemini 23
Mercury:14 Gemini 51
Venus:05 Gemini 56
Mars:12 Cancer 26
Jupiter:00 Pisces 00
Saturn:13 Aquarius 27
Uranus:11 Taurus 26
Neptune:22 Pisces 43
Pluto:26 Capricorn 45 Rx
True Lunar Node:10 Gemini 43
Mean Lunar Node:11 Gemini 49 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):22 Taurus 45
Chiron:11 Aries 21
Ceres:02 Taurus 10
Pallas:19 Pisces 30
Juno:21 Sagittarius 20 Rx
Vesta:08 Virgo 48
Eris:24 Aries 25
Fire:3
Earth:6
Air:6
Water:4Cardinal:4
Fixed:5
Mutable:10

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Watch “Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse Coming Soon”

From The Weather Channel Android App: https://weather.com/science/space/video/supermoon-total-lunar-eclipse-coming-this-month?pl=pl-the-latest

May 13 Northern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

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

May 13, 2021
01:00 pm GMT 8:00 AM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:22 Taurus 59
Moon:11 Gemini 56
Mercury:14 Gemini 23
Venus:05 Gemini 29
Mars:12 Cancer 12
Jupiter:29 Aquarius 57
Saturn:13 Aquarius 26
Uranus:11 Taurus 25
Neptune:22 Pisces 42
Pluto:26 Capricorn 45 Rx

True Lunar Node:10 Gemini 43
Mean Lunar Node:11 Gemini 50 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):22 Taurus 42

Chiron:11 Aries 20
Ceres:02 Taurus 02
Pallas:19 Pisces 25
Juno:21 Sagittarius 23 Rx
Vesta:08 Virgo 44

Eris:24 Aries 25

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

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May 13 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 May 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on May 13 has an illumination of 3%. 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 May 13 the Moon is 1.52 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. 

13 May Southern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

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

 

The date in ( ) is because of us posting this from the Northern Hemisphere. So this post goes live at 8:00 AM AEST on the date before the month. The date inside the ( ) is the date we have to use to get the timing right for you. That is also why the GMT time that shows at 10:00 PM.

13 May (12) 2021
10:00 pm GMT 8:00 AM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:22 Taurus 23
Moon:04 Gemini 34
Mercury:13 Gemini 36
Venus:04 Gemini 43
Mars:11 Cancer 49
Jupiter:29 Aquarius 53
Saturn:13 Aquarius 26
Uranus:11 Taurus 22
Neptune:22 Pisces 41
Pluto:26 Capricorn 45 Rx

True Lunar Node:10 Gemini 43 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:11 Gemini 52 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):22 Taurus 38

Chiron:11 Aries 18
Ceres:01 Taurus 47
Pallas:19 Pisces 16
Juno:21 Sagittarius 30 Rx
Vesta:08 Virgo 38

Eris:24 Aries 25

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

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It’s Elemental, My Dear Watson Originally Posted by Lady Abyss

It’s Elemental, My Dear Watson

Author: BellaDonna Saberhagen

In most modern neo-Pagan paths, there are four elements: earth, air, fire, and water. When I first started out, these were unquestionable facts. All the books I bought broke up the elements this way, ascribed certain tools to certain elements (though whether the athame and wand were air or fire often changed with the writer) , assigned the same directions for the elements and even gave their times of year. It even kind of makes sense from a scientific standpoint: the four states of matter are solid (earth) , liquid (water) , gas (air) and plasma (fire –ok, not quite, but lightning, which is plasma, often gave birth to fire) . It wasn’t until I left neo-Wicca and began researching ancient cultural religions that I even considered the ‘whys’ of the elements.

The elements as we know them now, are an ancient Greek construct. Around 500 BCE, Empedocles wrote Tetrasomia, or Doctrine of the Four Elements. It is doubtful he came up with the idea, but he was the first to write down all four elements as the foundation of the universe. When looking at a map of Greece and Europe, it’s easy to see why the elements were assigned the directions they were given.

In the Northern Hemisphere, as you travel south, it gets warmer; hence the realm of fire must lie to the south (Summer being assigned to fire also makes sense due to the warmth of the weather) . The Olympus Range is to the north of most of Greece (it separates Thessaly from Macedonia) , thus the home of earth being in the north makes sense; as does earth being assigned to winter, as when you travel north it gets colder, as it does when you travel high enough in mountains.

Most of the Mediterranean Sea is to the west of Greece. If you travel far enough west, you reach the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean; so the home of water should be to the west (though why it is assigned to Autumn, I really don’t know other than to make the transition from fiery southern summer to earthy northern winter flow nicely) . Air is more ambiguous; perhaps wind is more easterly than usual in Greece, or perhaps it was the only direction that elemental association wasn’t obvious.

Most books I’ve read say it is because the sun rises in the east, but that makes very little sense to me as the sun is a bringer of warmth and should thus be associated with fire. After all, the sun is in the sky longest in the summer, the month of fire. Aristotle added the fifth element, which he called ‘quintessence’, but is often referred to as Akasha, Ether, or Spirit by the modern Pagan community. And thus we have the five points of the pentacle. (A point which I find very interesting: If you wear a pentacle, you might state that it is a sign of protection, each point is an element and they are connected by the circle. However, according to elemental tool assignment and tarot cards, the pentacle is assigned to earth.)

Taken out of Greece, the directional associations we are so comfortable with start to break down. In the Southern Hemisphere, it gets warmer as you travel north and colder as you travel south (I have heard that some practitioners in those regions flip directions as they also flip the Sabbats) . How about in the northeastern USA? The closest ocean is to the east, not the west; the closest mountain range to me is to the west; the wind can blow from any direction, though the sun still rises east-ish (it only rises in the true east all year at the equator) ; it does still get warmer if I travel south. It would almost make more sense to me to put earth to the west, water to the east and air to the north… almost, if it weren’t for the power behind the belief in the traditional associations.

So that’s where our traditional elemental associations come from. How about other cultures? Let’s first look at two other major European cultures for comparison: the Celts and the Norse.

In Celtic cosmology, there are three realms: Land, Sea, and Sky. We can associate Land with earth, but it is more than that. The Land isn’t just the dirt and rocks, it’s the trees and plants and animals that live there, it’s where humans live and beneath which the dead reside. Sea is water, but it is also the gateway to the Otherworld from which the gods came and the way to travel to unknown lands. Sky can be associated with both air and fire. Wind moves the clouds in the sky; but the sun is also of the sky and fire first touched the land as a gift from the sky (lightning) ; the sky is also how time is reckoned by movements of the sun and moon. There were no directional associations as the Land was the land around them, the Sky was the sky above, and the Sea was the sea wherever it was found.

There were also three elements according to the Norse: Earth, Fire and Ice. If you look at places such as Iceland, this makes a lot of sense. Northern Europe is very cold and there are places in the northern most reaches of Norway and Sweden where the sun does not rise at Yule and does not set on Litha. Snow and ice have a greater grip and impact than they do elsewhere, frost giants were a very real threat to winter survival. You can perhaps associate ice with water and air, but it was more than that, it was something to respect and fear. The powers of ice were not called upon lightly. Earth was closer to the Land of Celtic beliefs than earth of Greek beliefs. It was the earth that sustained them, but it also suffered at the hands of the frost and fire giants. Fire for the Norse was trapped within the Earth. Iceland was (and is) very seismically active. Fire could be friendly to those in the cold north, but it could just as easily overwhelm towns and destroy all they had worked to survive on.

Let’s move further east now, to India and China. They also each have elemental systems that differ from our most common cosmology.

In Hindu belief, there were once only three elements: fire, water and earth. Air and Akasha were added later. The elemental health system of Ayurveda uses all five elements but breaks people down into three health types (or doshas) . The doshas are air-space (vata) , fire (pitta) and earth-water (kapha) . Each has their own strengths and weaknesses and each have their own rules about how to bring the other elements into balance within your body.

Similarly, the Chinese elemental system is used in Feng Shui. Contrary to western belief, Feng Shui is more than just a decorating guide; for example, one of the Feng Shui masters (known as The Living Treasure of China) has a restaurant, which serves food based on the elemental balance of Feng Shui his patrons need to maintain optimum health. There are five elements within the Feng Shui system: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. What we would refer to as earth is divided into three separate elements. Wood is associated with trees and plants. Earth is associated with stone, clay and mud. Metal is associated with all metals, both the ore that is mined and the finished pieces. Fire is associated with the sun and flames. Water is associated with bodies of water. There is no air element and no conglomeration of elements that one can extrapolate air from.

The Chinese and Hindu systems are older than the Greek system; at least based on dates they were recorded. Since the Celts and Norse did not have their own writing (use of ogham and runes aside) , it is impossible to date their ideas. My books do not cover Egyptian and Sumerian sources, so I do not know if they had elemental associations or what they might have been. However, having studied what I have, it does make me consider the whys of what I use in my spiritual and magickal practices. It’s important to understand why you use something or do something a certain way beyond “it’s what the book/my teacher said.”

Understanding the ‘whys’ of your practice will make your path deeper and your magick more effective. If you find that the Grecian elemental assignments do not work for you, you can always adapt them to your own geographical location or you can use another system altogether; just try to be mindful of mixing cultures in ritual. (I’m a bit uneasy about doing it. Others might be fine with it.)


Footnotes:
Aveda Rituals by Horst Rechelbacher (he has a great section of Ayurveda)

Feng Shui by Gale Hale and Mark Evans

Mind, Body, and KickA** Moves (a BBC martial arts show that interviewed “The Living Treasure of China”

The Way of Four by Deborah Lipp

May 12 Northern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

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

May 12, 2021
01:00 pm GMT 8:oo AM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)Sun:22 Taurus 01
Moon:00 Gemini 09
Mercury:13 Gemini 08
Venus:04 Gemini 15
Mars:11 Cancer 35
Jupiter:29 Aquarius 50
Saturn:13 Aquarius 25
Uranus:11 Taurus 21
Neptune:22 Pisces 41
Pluto:26 Capricorn 45 Rx
True Lunar Node:10 Gemini 43 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:11 Gemini 54 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):22 Taurus 36
Chiron:11 Aries 17
Ceres:01 Taurus 38
Pallas:19 Pisces 10
Juno:21 Sagittarius 33 Rx
Vesta:08 Virgo 34
Eris:24 Aries 24
Fire:3
Earth:6
Air:7
Water:3Cardinal:4
Fixed:6
Mutable:9

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MAY 12 Moon Goddess’ Current PhaseMoon 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 May 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on May 12 has an illumination of 0%. 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 May 12 the Moon is 0.63 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.

12 May Southern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

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

The date in ( ) is because of us posting this from the Northern Hemisphere. So this post goes live at 8:00 AM AEDT on the date before the month. The date inside the ( ) is the date we have to use to get the timing right for you. That is also why the GMT time that shows at 9:00 PM.

 

12 May (11) 2021
10:00 pm GMT 8:oo AM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)Sun:21 Taurus 25
Moon:22 Taurus 46
Mercury:12 Gemini 18
Venus:03 Gemini 29
Mars:11 Cancer 12
Jupiter:29 Aquarius 46
Saturn:13 Aquarius 25
Uranus:11 Taurus 19
Neptune:22 Pisces 40
Pluto:26 Capricorn 46 Rx
True Lunar Node:10 Gemini 44 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:11 Gemini 56 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):22 Taurus 32
Chiron:11 Aries 15
Ceres:01 Taurus 23
Pallas:19 Pisces 01
Juno:21 Sagittarius 39 Rx
Vesta:08 Virgo 28
Eris:24 Aries 24
Fire:3
Earth:7
Air:6
Water:3Cardinal:4
Fixed:7
Mutable:8

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May 11 Northern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

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

 

May 11, 2021
01:00 pm GMT 8:00 AM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)Sun:21 Taurus 03
Moon:18 Taurus 21
Mercury:11 Gemini 48
Venus:03 Gemini 01
Mars:10 Cancer 59
Jupiter:29 Aquarius 44
Saturn:13 Aquarius 24
Uranus:11 Taurus 18
Neptune:22 Pisces 39
Pluto:26 Capricorn 46 Rx
True Lunar Node:10 Gemini 44 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:11 Gemini 57 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):22 Taurus 29
Chiron:11 Aries 14
Ceres:01 Taurus 15
Pallas:18 Pisces 56
Juno:21 Sagittarius 43 Rx
Vesta:08 Virgo 24
Eris:24 Aries 24
Fire:3
Earth:7
Air:6
Water:3Cardinal:4
Fixed:7
Mutable:8

May 11, 2021
01:00 pm GMT 8
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)Sun:21 Taurus 03
Moon:18 Taurus 21
Mercury:11 Gemini 48
Venus:03 Gemini 01
Mars:10 Cancer 59
Jupiter:29 Aquarius 44
Saturn:13 Aquarius 24
Uranus:11 Taurus 18
Neptune:22 Pisces 39
Pluto:26 Capricorn 46 Rx
True Lunar Node:10 Gemini 44 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:11 Gemini 57 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):22 Taurus 29
Chiron:11 Aries 14
Ceres:01 Taurus 15
Pallas:18 Pisces 56
Juno:21 Sagittarius 43 Rx
Vesta:08 Virgo 24
Eris:24 Aries 24
Fire:3
Earth:7
Air:6
Water:3Cardinal:4
Fixed:7
Mutable:8

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May 11 Moon Goddess’ Current PhaseMoon Goddess’ Current Phase

Today the Moon will be in a New Moon phase. During this phase the Moon is too close to the sun in the sky to be visible. The moon rises and sets with the sun and is not present in the night sky. Because of this the night sky is darker and an excellent time to view other celestial objects. Like the Full Moon, a New Moon happens at a very specific time when the sun and moon have the same ecliptic longitude and it can be measured down to the second it occurs.

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

Today’s New Moon Phase

The New Moon on May 11 has an illumination of 0%. 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 May 11 the Moon is 29.26 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.