Current Moon Phase for August 23 – Full Moon

Full Moon

(waning/80% illumination)

A veil of self-absorption is lifted and suddenly you gain access to an unbiased view of others. This is a rare moment when you can see yourself objectively and become aware of whether or not what you want in your heart is actually beginning to manifest in your life. Traditionally, the Full Moon phase stirs emotion, and this is because when you “see” what is happening, you may become upset if you’re experiencing the “same ole, same ole” — rather than the things you would like. If the Full Moon phase is a disappointment, on the next New Moon it’s time to take creative action in the direction of your dreams.

The Witches Almanac for Friday, August 23rd

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The Witches Almanac for Friday, August 23rd

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

 

National Day (Romanian)

 

Waning Moon

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

Moon Sign: Pisces

Pisces: The focus is on dreaming, nostalgia, intuition and psychic impression. A good time for spiritual or philanthropic activities.

Moon enters Aries 3:13 am

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

Incense:  Mint

Color: Rose

Current Moon Phase for Aug. 8th – New Moon

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New Moon

(waxing/12% illumination)

The New Moon is a time best suited for new beginnings! For the first 48 hours following the exact time of the New Moon each month, a window of opportunity opens for making wishes that, if noted, come true in the days and months ahead. There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm in the atmosphere, making it a great time to go forward and begin projects that you feel instinctively attracted to initiating. Follow your impulses and let yourself make new starts in areas that are important to you.

Current Moon Phase for July 25 – Full Moon

Full Moon

(waning/75% illumination)

A veil of self-absorption is lifted and suddenly you gain access to an unbiased view of others. This is a rare moment when you can see yourself objectively and become aware of whether or not what you want in your heart is actually beginning to manifest in your life. Traditionally, the Full Moon phase stirs emotion, and this is because when you “see” what is happening, you may become upset if you’re experiencing the “same ole, same ole” — rather than the things you would like. If the Full Moon phase is a disappointment, on the next New Moon it’s time to take creative action in the direction of your dreams.

Daily Correspondence for Thursday, July 25th

Try to accomplish your key errands and plans in the early hours as the Moon in Pisces starts a long, 26+ hour void cycle at 11:44AM PDT that lasts until 2:30PM PDT tomorrow.  Before the lunar orb enters its void uncertainty zone, communications — as well as literary and educational endeavors — are vitalized by a Sun-Mercury parallel (7:14AM PDT). Healing forces are back on the march — courtesy of the monthly union of the Moon with Chiron (9:21AM PDT). The hours building up to 11:44AM PDT are also highly favorable for a variety of discussions and correspondence as the Moon is approaching one of two, monthly trines to Mercury. However, once the void Moon condition takes hold at 11:44AM PDT, it makes sense to complete odd jobs and old projects rather than attempt to initiate bold, new enterprises.  Enjoy time-outs for reflection and contemplation since the next two days will present a wide array of celestial challenges — including several discordant aspects by Venus as well as a tension-building Mars-Pluto opposition on Saturday that occurs only a few hours before the Sun squares Saturn. Immerse yourself in film or literary classics tonight that can carry you away to imaginative realms of fantasy and adventure.

Calendar of the Sun for January 22nd

Calendar of the Sun

 

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Day of the Water Bearer – Beginning of Aquarius

Colors: Purple and electric blue

Element: Air

Altar: Set with cloth of purple and electric blue, with a tall glass vase holding carbonated water, or plain water with dry ice in it, a feather from a large bird, incense, and a Uranus symbol.

Offerings: A joke that no one has heard yet. Do something differently, or in a new way.

Daily Meal: Waterfowl such as duck or goose. Or try an entirely new and preferably foreign sort of cooking or diet for the day.

Invocation to Aquarius

Bearer of the heavenly waters
Of knowledge and inspiration,
The ebb and flow of the Apsu,
Dipped from the Milky Way,
Neither man nor woman,
Looking ahead in time,
Whose gift is Newness,
Bless us with the ability
To be ready for the future
And all it may bring,
And welcome rather than fear changes.
By the power of all inspiration,
You challenge us
To be open to new things,
And never to give in to stagnation.
May we all go forth in wonder.

Chant:

Wearing my long wing feathers as I fly
Wearing my long wing feathers as I fly
I circle around
I circle around
The boundaries of the Earth.

(Let all present hold hands and dance a simple circle dance while chanting, hands raised high between them. One who is chosen to do the work of the ritual should stand with a great fan, and fan air at the dancers as they pass, like a great wind.)

 

[Pagan Book of Hours]

http://www.paganbookofhours.org/

 

The Witches Current Moon Phase for Jan. 22nd: First Quarter

First Quarter Moon

(waxing/86% illumination)

Emotions begin to stir coupled with recognizing that the new beginnings you are making must also increase personal security to be worthwhile over the long haul. This is a time when it’s appropriate to get in touch with your gut instincts and begin to guide your life more deliberately, with an awareness of using your “sixth sense” as well as your enthusiasm. Obstacles may emerge that require you to reevaluate how to better integrate yourself into your immediate environment.

Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for January 13th

There’s no rest for the weary as the Moon makes its monthly conjunction with the red planet Mars in Aquarius (12:38AM PST). According to the traditional astrological rules relating to the void-of-course Moon condition, there is now another lengthy lunar uncertainty cycle to contend with that lasts until 2:50AM PST tomorrow.  It’s important to note that not every professional astrologer works with the void Moon placement and the reasons are far too numerous to list here. Suffice it to say, wisdom dictates that recognizing the void nature of the lunar trajectory can assist you in doing the very best with what the universe is offering up on its silver platter.  Today’s Moon-Mars union can send out many emotional sparks — some of which can inflame romantic bonds and business deals. Cooking, baking and cleaning your garden tools can be satisfying experiences since the Moon trines Ceres in air signs (12:13PM PST).  A trio of challenging aspects will keep you on high alert as Mercury moves into a dicey, 135-degree tie with Ceres (5:35PM PST), Vesta makes an off-kilter, 150-degree contact with Saturn (6:02PM PST), and Mercury also forms a frictional, 45-degree connection with Chiron (10:33PM PST).