Current Moon Phase for Aug. 15th – Waning Crescent Moon

Crescent Moon

(waning /12% illumination)

Current Moon last from August 9 till August 17

Moon is in the zodiac sign Cancer

This is a time to rest, reevaluate and reflect, pulling back into yourself to reconnect with inner sources of strength. Now is not a time to initiate anything new. It’s a phase suited to spending time with friends and getting in touch with the “big picture.” A window of opportunity exists for seeing your life objectively and becoming aware of what is important to you. At this point, what are your dreams and aspirations? What larger goals can you aspire to that will bring vitality and excitement into your life? This is a time for resting and gaining inner strength to prepare for a new cycle.

The Witches’ Almanac for Monday, August 13

Witches’ Almanac for *Monday, August 13

*Monday (Moon):  Peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friends, psychic awareness, purification and fertility.

Women’s Day (Tunisian)

Moon Sign:  *Gemini

*Gemini:  Things begun now are easily changed by outside influence. Time for shortcuts, communication, games and fun.

*Waning Moon

*The Waning Moon is a time for study, meditation, and little magickal work (except magick designed to banish harmful energies).

Moon enters Cancer 4:27 am

Moon Phase:  Fourth Quarter

Incense:  Clary Sage

Color Lavender

 

Witches’ Almanac for Sunday, August 12

Witches’ Almanac For Sunday, August 12

*Sunday (Sun):  Healing, spirituality, success, strength, and protection.

Fiesta of Santa Clara

Moon Sign:  Gemini

*Gemini:  Things begun now are easily changed by outside influence. Time for shortcuts, communication, games, and fun.

Waning Moon

*The Waning Moon is a time for study, meditation, and little magickal work (except magick, designed to banish harmful energies.

Incense:  Frankincense

Moon Phase:  Fourth Quarter

Color:  Orange

The Witches’ Almanac for Friday, August 10

Friday, August 10. 2012

*Friday*  Love, friendship, reconciliation and beauty

St. Lawrence’s Day

Moon Sign:  Taurus

*Taurus* Things begun now last the longest, tend to increase in value, and become hard to alter. Bring out appreciation for beauty and sensory experience.

Waning Moon

*The Waning Moon*  is a time for study, meditation and little magickal work (except magick designed to banish harmful energies).

Moon enters Gemini 4:11 p.m.

Moon Phase:  Fourth Quarter

Incense:  Vanilla

Color:  Rose

Astronomy Picture of the Day for August 17th

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos!Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2011 August 17

Perseid Below
Credit: Ron Garan, ISS Expedition 28 Crew, NASA

Explanation: Denizens of planet Earth watched this year’s Perseid meteor shower by looking up into the moonlit night sky. But this remarkable view captured by astronaut Ron Garan looks down on a Perseid meteor. From Garan’s perspective onboard the International Space Station orbiting at an altitude of about 380 kilometers, the Perseid meteors streak below, swept up dust left from comet Swift-Tuttle heated to incandescence. The glowing comet dust grains are traveling at about 60 kilometers per second through the denser atmosphere around 100 kilometers above Earth’s surface. In this case, the foreshortened meteor flash is right of frame center, below the curving limb of the Earth and a layer of greenish airglow. Out of the frame, the Sun is on the horizon beyond one of the station’s solar panel arrays at the upper right. Seen above the meteor near the horizon is bright star Arcturus and a star field that includes the constellations Bootes and Corona Borealis. The image was recorded on August 13 while the space station orbited above an area of China approximately 400 kilometers to the northwest of Beijing.