Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Other Spirituality 365 Days a Year for Feb. 16 – Celebration of Victoria

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February 16

Celebration of Victoria

Victory, called Victoria by the Romans and Nice (Nike) by the Greeks, was a Goddess who was the personification of success or victory. According to her legend she was the daughter of Pallas and Styx and became the patroness of heroes, guiding them to greatness. Revered by the Roman people, she was given an altar in the Senate. This sacred monument became one of the most important symbols of organized Paganism in the Roman Empire and a point of bitter confrontation between the pagans and the Christians in the fourth century A.D. when it was ordered destroyed. The altar was finally abolished

Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for May 14th

The last four New Moons — before the one last night — have all occurred under duress, caused by the conflicts associated with unruly planets. Monday’s Taurus New Moon happened just after Mercury and Mars conducted another skirmish while Saturn attempted to add a dour note to Mercury’s harmony of the spheres. There are at least four sour sky tones that can make today’s melodies sound off-key as Juno forms a frictional, 45-degree tie with Chiron (12:56AM), Pallas makes the same kind of abrasive, 45-degree aspect with Mars (4:01PM), Venus contacts Pallas via an off-kilter, 150-degree liaison (8:31PM), and then the Moon in Taurus makes its monthly opposition to Saturn in Scorpio (8:58PM). While this quartet of naysayers is not nearly as contentious as other four-fold discordant aspects on other days, it could interfere with your ability to utilize the potency of the New Moon to take several giant leaps ahead. Neutralizing the apparent obstacles to forward progress are the monthly Moon-Mercury union in Taurus (7:08AM), the Moon forming a supportive, 60-degree sextile with expansive, optimistic Jupiter (9:57AM), and a splendid, research-promoting trine of 120-degrees between Mercury and Pluto in earth signs (10:31AM). Therefore, despite some of the disagreeable sky patterns occurring throughout the day, you should be able to be a winner when it counts the most and when people are depending on your wise judgment. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Daily Cosmic Calendar for Monday, May 12th

The last four New Moons — before the one last night — have all occurred under duress, caused by the conflicts associated with unruly planets. Monday’s Taurus New Moon happened just after Mercury and Mars conducted another skirmish while Saturn attempted to add a dour note to Mercury’s harmony of the spheres. There are at least four sour sky tones that can make today’s melodies sound off-key as Juno forms a frictional, 45-degree tie with Chiron (12:56AM), Pallas makes the same kind of abrasive, 45-degree aspect with Mars (4:01PM), Venus contacts Pallas via an off-kilter, 150-degree liaison (8:31PM), and then the Moon in Taurus makes its monthly opposition to Saturn in Scorpio (8:58PM). While this quartet of naysayers is not nearly as contentious as other four-fold discordant aspects on other days, it could interfere with your ability to utilize the potency of the New Moon to take several giant leaps ahead. Neutralizing the apparent obstacles to forward progress are the monthly Moon-Mercury union in Taurus (7:08AM), the Moon forming a supportive, 60-degree sextile with expansive, optimistic Jupiter (9:57AM), and a splendid, research-promoting trine of 120-degrees between Mercury and Pluto in earth signs (10:31AM). Therefore, despite some of the disagreeable sky patterns occurring throughout the day, you should be able to be a winner when it counts the most and when people are depending on your wise judgment. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Daily Cosmic Calendar for Monday, May 5th

Monday, May 5, 2014

The last four New Moons — before the one last night — have all occurred under duress, caused by the conflicts associated with unruly planets. Monday’s Taurus New Moon happened just after Mercury and Mars conducted another skirmish while Saturn attempted to add a dour note to Mercury’s harmony of the spheres. There are at least four sour sky tones that can make today’s melodies sound off-key as Juno forms a frictional, 45-degree tie with Chiron (12:56AM), Pallas makes the same kind of abrasive, 45-degree aspect with Mars (4:01PM), Venus contacts Pallas via an off-kilter, 150-degree liaison (8:31PM), and then the Moon in Taurus makes its monthly opposition to Saturn in Scorpio (8:58PM). While this quartet of naysayers is not nearly as contentious as other four-fold discordant aspects on other days, it could interfere with your ability to utilize the potency of the New Moon to take several giant leaps ahead. Neutralizing the apparent obstacles to forward progress are the monthly Moon-Mercury union in Taurus (7:08AM), the Moon forming a supportive, 60-degree sextile with expansive, optimistic Jupiter (9:57AM), and a splendid, research-promoting trine of 120-degrees between Mercury and Pluto in earth signs (10:31AM). Therefore, despite some of the disagreeable sky patterns occurring throughout the day, you should be able to be a winner when it counts the most and when people are depending on your wise judgment. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Daily Cosmic Calendar for Tuesday, April 29th

The last four New Moons — before the one last night — have all occurred under duress, caused by the conflicts associated with unruly planets. Monday’s Taurus New Moon happened just after Mercury and Mars conducted another skirmish while Saturn attempted to add a dour note to Mercury’s harmony of the spheres. There are at least four sour sky tones that can make today’s melodies sound off-key as Juno forms a frictional, 45-degree tie with Chiron (12:56AM), Pallas makes the same kind of abrasive, 45-degree aspect with Mars (4:01PM), Venus contacts Pallas via an off-kilter, 150-degree liaison (8:31PM), and then the Moon in Taurus makes its monthly opposition to Saturn in Scorpio (8:58PM). While this quartet of naysayers is not nearly as contentious as other four-fold discordant aspects on other days, it could interfere with your ability to utilize the potency of the New Moon to take several giant leaps ahead. Neutralizing the apparent obstacles to forward progress are the monthly Moon-Mercury union in Taurus (7:08AM), the Moon forming a supportive, 60-degree sextile with expansive, optimistic Jupiter (9:57AM), and a splendid, research-promoting trine of 120-degrees between Mercury and Pluto in earth signs (10:31AM). Therefore, despite some of the disagreeable sky patterns occurring throughout the day, you should be able to be a winner when it counts the most and when people are depending on your wise judgment. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for Friday, April 4th

Today is not nearly as intense and uncomfortable as any of the last three days, but it is also no pushover and cake walk. The celestial bodies are still messing around and acting uncouth as Mercury forms a contra-parallel with Uranus (2:41AM), Venus forms a frictional, 45-degree tie with Pluto (4:41AM), Mercury makes an off-kilter, 150-degree connection with Pallas (9:27AM) while Mercury makes the same kind of 150-degree connection with Vesta (5:13PM). Mercury,  Pallas, and Vesta are in cahoots — creating what is known as a Finger of God or Yod triangle in the heavens. These kinds of geometric formations always carry a certain amount of unknown energy — although the realms of communication, transportation, and health appear to be involved in the equation. Because Pallas and Vesta are in the mix, problem-solving — especially related to investment planning and safety-security measures — may be uneven or extra difficult. A supportive, 60-degree sextile from the Moon in Gemini to the Sun in Aries (8:58AM) — along with a research-activating, 72-degree contact between Mercury and Pluto (4:58PM) — are the universe’s way of trying to be Mr. Nice Guy for a change of pace. It is to your advantage to look ahead to this weekend when Venus will enter the sign of its exaltation, Pisces, on Saturday while the Moon cozies up to high-minded, King of the Gods Jupiter in their monthly rendezvous on Sunday. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

 

 

Daily Cosmic Calendar for Monday, Feb. 10th

The dark-of-the-moon phase happens every month just before the lunar orb reunites with its solar companion. There is usually a strong need to complete odds and ends that have been percolating for the last few weeks, but which require an extra oomph to reach the finish line.  From the realm of partnerships comes one solid boost as Venus — even though still retrograde until tomorrow — forms a supportive sextile of 60-degrees to Juno (2:18AM). Don’t allow mental fatigue to interfere with your skillful modes of problem-solving and strategic thinking as the Sun makes a 150-degree tie with Pallas (8:06AM). Be tuned into high-technology and the multi-media during a 60-degree connection from the Moon to Uranus (11:17AM).  The New Moon — energizing 11 degrees of Aquarius — arrives at 1:40PM. Think of this dynamic conjunction as a leaping off point for reaching important creative, business and professional goals. Mercury trine to productivity-enhancing Ceres (4:09PM) and Pallas making an inspirational, 72-degree link with task-oriented Saturn (10:17PM) should be feathers in your cap. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for February 3rd

The dark-of-the-moon phase happens every month just before the lunar orb reunites with its solar companion. There is usually a strong need to complete odds and ends that have been percolating for the last few weeks, but which require an extra oomph to reach the finish line.  From the realm of partnerships comes one solid boost as Venus — even though still retrograde until tomorrow — forms a supportive sextile of 60-degrees to Juno (2:18AM). Don’t allow mental fatigue to interfere with your skillful modes of problem-solving and strategic thinking as the Sun makes a 150-degree tie with Pallas (8:06AM). Be tuned into high-technology and the multi-media during a 60-degree connection from the Moon to Uranus (11:17AM).  The New Moon — energizing 11 degrees of Aquarius — arrives at 1:40PM. Think of this dynamic conjunction as a leaping off point for reaching important creative, business and professional goals. Mercury trine to productivity-enhancing Ceres (4:09PM) and Pallas making an inspirational, 72-degree link with task-oriented Saturn (10:17PM) should be feathers in your cap. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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Daily Cosmic Calendar for January 6th

Tune into a mentor’s wise teachings as Mercury makes a constructive sextile to Saturn (12:52AM). The Moon in Pisces enters a void twilight zone at 1:45AM that continues until 11:46AM when the lunar orb arrives in Aries territory.  Pallas at 14 degrees of Virgo makes a station (2:21AM) and shifts from direct to retrograde. All Pallas themes — knowledge and wisdom, problem-solving, strategy sessions, genius, father-daughter relationships, arts like pottery, weaving and needlepoint, city planning, computer programming, mastery in chess and word games, seeing normally invisible patterns and bringing them to life — are emphasized throughout the day. [Pallas remains retrograde until April 8, 2014 when it will once again turn direct at 25 degrees of Leo.]  Expect surprises and unsettled conditions around the time-period when the Moon parallels Uranus (12:49PM). On the other hand, this Moon-Uranus connection can lead to revelations about the future.  Strive to keep your productivity strong later on when Venus squares Ceres (7:43PM). Stop worrying about things you cannot control. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Daily Cosmic Calendar for December 11th

Solving problems is a special keynote of the early hours — courtesy of a trine between Pallas and Pluto in earth signs (6:09AM). Research projects and strategy sessions receive a green light under this harmonious sky pattern. However, later on, avoid mental fatigue since Mercury moves into a 90-degree square with Pallas (4:43PM).  Developing your leadership credentials is a central theme of the current transit of Aries Moon — a theme that began yesterday when the lunar orb entered the first sign of the zodiac. The evening vibes appear promising as the Moon trines the Sun in fire signs (6:15PM) while Mercury forms a supportive, 60-degree liaison with Vesta (10:01PM). While any harmonious tie between the solar and lunar orbs can be a vitality booster, the Mercury-Vesta link-up points you in the direction of increasing the value of your assets and investments. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Daily Cosmic Calendar for October 30th

An assortment of opportunities is available during a good portion of the day as the Moon in Virgo makes a supportive, 60-degree tie with Jupiter in Cancer (11:40AM) while the Sun forms an inspirational, 72-degree rapport with Pallas (12:56PM) and the Moon unites with soul-sister Vesta (4:47PM).  The Moon-Jupiter connection is a clear boost for the power of positive thinking. The Sun-Pallas alignment promotes problem-solving and strategy sessions. The Moon conjunct Vesta energizes investment planning, fellowship gatherings, and sisterhood reunions. Stay calm and steady regarding family matters and parental figures due to a 45-degree link between Ceres and Saturn (4:34PM).  The later hours may prove emotionally unsettling as the Moon squares Venus (7:49PM) — beginning a void lunar twilight zone that lasts until 5:23AM tomorrow. Being too pushy or cantankerous in primary partnerships is foolish as Mars in Virgo opposes Chiron in Pisces (11:09PM). It is much better to learn more about techniques that heal body and soul than to transform dear ones into adversaries. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Daily Cosmic Calendar for August 6

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

[All times are calculated for the Pacific Daylight Zone. If you are living in a different time zone, add or subtract the necessary hours so that any timed alignment will be exact where you live.]  Strange forces are on the prowl. This is always the case when the dark-of-the-moon monthly cycle arrives with severity and finishing old business is definitely warranted. However, making ends meet — as the old saying goes — is not so simple right now because Pallas makes a rare opposition to Pluto (1:11PM) — following last night’s buoyant and joyful Pallas conjunction with Jupiter.  Pallas under the influence of underworld-ruling Pluto can interfere or block any gains that were made on the problem-solving, strategic-thinking fronts on Monday evening. Help is on the way in the form of the monthly lunar union with Vesta (2:06PM) followed by the New Moon (activating 15 degrees of Leo at 2:52PM).  At first mention, this sounds ideal as Leo is strong-willed, loving and creative, and Vesta connects with sisterhoods, safety and security matters, insurances rates and coverage, and investments. Thus, you should be able to generate a lot of forward momentum for the next four weeks — since every New Moon is a catalyst toward successful achievements for the near future.  However, the exact time of this New Moon begins a void lunar twilight zone that lasts until 8:58PM tomorrow night. Adding a little more confusion to the mix is a frictional, 135-degree between Mercury and Chiron (7:27PM). A time-out for reflection or meditation may bring you revelations.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for September 2

Always appreciate these kind of days when the universe is relatively quiescent since the next 72 hours after today is filled with an explosion of stellar aspects that can create an enormous wave of discord around the globe.  Right now the main energy-field is focused on the Moon in the first sign of the zodiac — fiery Aries — and uniting with Uranus (1:00PM PDT) and Pallas (1:49PM PDT). These two celestial bodies have a lot in common in that they both stimulate the human capacity for genius and mental brilliance. They already united in Aries back in May and will do so again on September 5 and then in late January 2013.  If you have a rebellious streak, desire to do things outside the box or in an eccentric manner, then today’s cosmic set-up may be highly stimulating. Board, card and word games can be a blast. Problem-solving, strategy sessions and advanced research in the fields of science and metaphysics are highlighted.  Stop trying to change others or make the world a different place; lift up your own consciousness or simply live more fully in the moment to discover your oneness to divinity.