Astrology of Today – January 18, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – January 18, 2016

Summary:

  • The Moon is in Taurus all day (until Tuesday, January 19th, at 4:12 AM).
  • The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
  • A First Quarter Moon occurred on the 16th, and a Full Moon will occur on the 23rd.
  • Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from January 5-25).

Astrology of Today – January 17, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – January 17, 2016

Summary:

Mars is near the midpoint of a Venus-Jupiter square. This is a very sociable, fertile, relationship-oriented time, but can also be a time of some indulgence and excess. Entertaining can be in focus. Competitive feelings experienced now can be stimulating and invigorating. Feelings of elation in love or with regards to the pleasures of life can lead us to overdo, overindulge, overspend, and overstate our feelings. Mars is moving into a trine with Neptune, however, which can soften the rough edges. Creative energy is strong now.

  • The Moon is in Aries all day until 12:48 AM.
  • The Moon is void until 12:48 AM (since 6:26 PM yesterday).
  • The Moon is in Taurus from 12:48 AM forward.
  • The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
  • A First Quarter Moon occurred yesterday, and a Full Moon will occur on the 23rd.
  • Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from January 5-25).

Astrology of Today – January 14, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – January 14, 2016

Summary:

  • The Moon is in Pisces until 9:48 PM.
  • The Moon is void from 11:31 AM to 9:48 PM.
  • The Moon is Aries from 9:48 PM forward (until Sunday, January 17th at 12:48 AM)
  • The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
  • A New Moon occurred on the 9th; a First Quarter Moon will occur on the 16th.
  • Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from January 5-25).

Astrology of Today – December 24, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – December 24, 2015

Summary:

  • The Moon is in Gemini all day (until Friday, December 25th, at 12:26 AM).
  • The Moon is void from 3:03 PM forward (until tomorrow at 12:26 AM).
  • The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
  • A First Quarter Moon occurred on the 18th and a Full Moon will occur tomorrow morning.
  • Mercury is in its shadow phase (Mercury will be retrograde from January 5-25, 2016).

The Witches Current Moon Phase for October 26th – Waxing Gibbous

A Midsummer's DreamOctober 26
Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 99%

The Moon today is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has it’s roots in the Latin word “gibbous” meaning humpbacked.

Phase Details for – Monday, October 26, 2015

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 99%
Moon Age: 13.61 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 363,733.80 km

Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,699,776.78 km

 

Astrology of Today – June 29, 2015

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – June 29, 2015


Summary:

We may be able to find that rare balance between professional and personal responsibilities today.

The Moon is in Sagittarius all day (until Wednesday, July 1st, at 5:10 AM).
The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
Venus is direct and is in its pre-retrograde shadow.

Lunabar Moon Almanack for Thursday, 21 May, 2015

fc58b-wish-upon-a-harvest-moonLunabar Moon Almanack for Thursday, 21 May, 2015

 
Waxing, Crescent Moon Age: 3 ¾ days.
Ascending Node is at 7° Libra.
Moon in 20th degree of the Sign Crabba (Cancer), the Crab fish;
also in 21st deg. of the Constellation Gemini, the Twins.
Moonrise: 9:02 morn. Souths: 4:17 eve. Moonset: 11:35 eve.

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Aspects of Crabba: Yin, Feminine, Lunar, Negative, Nocturnal, Watery, Cardinal, Fruitful, Horary Northern, Summery, Boreal, Commanding,
Solstitial, Tropical, Moist, Dumb, Mute, Cold, Psychic, Sensitive..

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The Current Moon Phase Is: The Waxing Crescent Moon

Time: From New Moon To Full (Approx. 14 Days)

Goddess Aspect: Maiden

Associated Goddesses: Artemis, Branwen, Eriu, Nymph, Epona

Magickal Attributes: Invoking Beginnings, New Projects, Ideas, Inspiriation, Energy, Vitality, Freedom. Workings On This Day Are For “Constructive” Magick (Love, Wealth, Success, Courage, Friendship, Luck Or Health.)

Perform magic on Waxing Moons to attract a new quality or behavior, to increase the light within, to attain personal and spiritual growth and greater awareness. The quarter moon suggests a period of overcoming obstacles and continuing on the path to growth.
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Spells and rituals involving the Water Element should be performed when the Moon is in a Water Sign: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
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Moon Moon, Mother Moon
Lunar Lore

The short night
Broken, in the shallows,
A crescent moon.
~ Buson.
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Moon in the Lunar Mansion

Alhan’a, A Brand, or Mark, on a Camel,
also known as Sidus Parvum Lucis Magnae,
The Small, Bright Star.
Marked by the fix’d Star: Alhena, in Gemini.
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Tender Gemini in strict embrace
Stand clos’d and smiling in each other’s Face;
~ Thomas Creech’s trans. of Manilius’ “Poeticon Astronomicon.”

 

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Current Moon Phase for December 24th: Waxing Gibbous

Gibbous Moon

(waxing/78% illumination)

Distractions from the outside begin pressing into your world. Analysis is favored, reevaluating all the various factors you are dealing with. It’s a time to process information and effectively integrate your aims with the people in your immediate environment. This is a good time for organizing things. This Moon phase is suited for synthesis: coming up with a practical plan for getting from point A to point B. Adjustment is required.

Meditate on the Waxing Moon

Meditate on the Waxing Moon

 
According to Celtic tradition, the waxing of the moon (when it passes from new to full) is a time of inner transformation that gives us a heightened awareness of the voice of the soul. At some point during this period, spend five minutes meditating on the moon. At the start of the meditation, imagine Olwen, the lady of the moon, assisting you in allowing your soul to speak.

Basic Spell Construction

Basic Spell Construction

Because of the very nature of Magick, each working should be highly individualized and personal. Even if following a traditional spell, it should be tailored to your specific needs to be most effective for you. Understanding the basics of Spell Construction will enable you to formulate your own specific, effective spells for any purpose you desire.

Preliminary planning is necessary. The very first step is to decide precisely what your desired end result is to be. Before you can start, you must decide where you are going. You must be very explicit.

It is important, also, that you choose your time carefully. You should take into consideration all Astrological implications, energy currents and Moon phases.

The Moon is the astronomical body closest to us and, therefore, has a profound influence upon us, it is very important to choose a time when the Moon is in an astrological sign which is appropriate for your working. For example: Aries/Action — Enthusiasm, Taurus/Renewal — Sensuality, Gemini/Communication — Curiosity, Cancer/Emotion — Nurturing, Leo/Vitality — Determined, Virgo/Organizing — Studious, Libra/Balance — Cooperation, Scorpio/Sexual — Philosophical, Capricorn/Authority — Ambitious, Aquarius/Innovation — Social, Pisces/Sensitivity — Idealistic.

Bear in mind that magickal workings for gain, increase or bringing things to you, should be initiated when the Moon is Waxing (from Dark to Full); when the Moon is Waning (from Full to Dark), it is time for magickal workings of decrease or sending away.

The highest energy occurs at the Full Moon and, therefore, this is the most powerful time for magickal workings. The New Moon is the next most powerful time for Magick.

Whenever possible, follow Nature’s own energy flows. There is a natural time for starting things (a planting time), for maturing things (a growing time), for reaping things (a harvest time) and, of course, a time for rest and planning.

Flowing with these currents will make your magickal work much easier.

Remember to plan your project for a time of uninterrupted privacy. It is important that you have no distractions. Generally speaking, it is best to work as late at night as possible. A time when there is less frantic energy is most appropriate. You might consider Midnight or later.

In choosing a place to do your magickal working pay particular attention to your needs, for you must be comfortable. Your place should be private, quiet and secure. If at all possible, set aside a special place for this purpose only. An unused room, a special corner of your bedroom, a quiet, secluded spot in your garden. A place that is yours. A place that you can come to whenever need arises and that is as free from intrusion of others as possible.

Prior to the night of your magickal working, gather together the things that you will need. All of the things used are tools. They have no inherent magick. They are to help you create a mood. If correctly made and used, they will trigger primitive responses from deep within you. They should be chosen with care. Consider the purpose of your ritual and choose your tools accordingly. If your magick is to be sexual, your candles, oils, incenses and so forth should bring forth a sexual response. If the desired result of your Magick is tranquility, then the tools should make you feel calm, peaceful and serene. Any candles you might use should not have commercially added fragrances as these may not be appropriate for your working.

Prior to your ritual, prepare yourself and your equipment by any means necessary to clean and purify. Historically, people have fasted, followed meticulous and detailed bathing practices, practiced chastity and used many other methods.

Most often a ritual bath is the preferred method. A bath frequently utilizing candlelight, fragrant herbs, bath salts or sensuous oils. A sumptuous hot bath, special bathing preparations and appropriate lighting, combined, can create the soothing effect which will help in the very important step of relaxing and clearing the mind completely of all mundane thoughts and experiences of the day. Your ritual bath should, also, begin to set the specific vibrations conducive to your purpose into motion. You must not only cleanse and purify but must also begin to create the type of energy necessary. Once your purification process has been accomplished, you are now ready to begin. Proceed to the special place you have previously chosen in which to perform your magick. If at all possible, you should make use of the primitive responses set into motion by a well chosen piece of music. Your music should start slowly and build to a rousing climax.

As you use your oils, light your candle or incense (or utilize any other tool you have chosen), you should begin to further intensify the energy that you have set into motion around you. A high degree of intensity is vitally important.

The Altered State of Consciousness that you must reach is not a meditative state. Anything that interferes with your ability to concentrate upon, reach and control the high energy state necessary to perform magick should be avoided, such as screaming children, a sink full of dirty dishes, use of alcohol or drugs, etc.

Do not scatter your energy by attempting to do more than one magickal working at a time.

Remember that Magick is the manipulation of energy, a thought is a form of energy and a visualization is an even stronger form of energy. Your visualization can be a method used to intensify further and direct your will. Your visualization can be the method by which you control the magickal energy you have produced. You must know what you want. You must see it. You must feel the high energy flow. You must direct it.

One of the most important elements in the practice of any form of Magick is the Universal Law of Cause and Effect. This means that whatever you do (or don’t do) you cause something to happen.

The most important consideration is the Universal Law of Retribution. This means that no matter what you do, it comes back to you in like kind.

It is the nature of things that as you send something out it gains momentum, so that, by the time it comes back to you, it is three times stronger. If you do something nice for someone, someone will do something nicer for you.

      “As you weave and

        spin your spell,

      Three fold return

 

        the tale will tell.”

Dark Moon Chant

Dark Moon Chant 

 
Some practitioners use this phase as a period of rest. They find it useful for regeneration, relaxation, and gathering for the creative phase of the waxing Moon.
 
Others prefer to use it for meditation, psychic power enhancement, or for delving into past life memories to help them better understand current difficulties. Dark Moon energy also lends itself to divination and maters where truth is an issue.
 
To seal spells performed during the dark Moon, use this chant or one of your own choosing:
 
I call on You, Oh Crone so wise–
One Who rules the darkest skies.
Come and be my treasured Guest,
And aid me on this magickal quest.

Gemstone Love Talisman

Gemstone Love Talisman 

The shapes and energies of these two gemstones represent the male and female–combine them to attract an exciting new romance or to increase the passion, in an existing relationship.
 
Best time to make this talisman:

During the Waxing Moon

When the Sun or Moon is in Taurus or Libra
On Tuesdays or Fridays
 
What you will need:
 
A donut-shaped piece of rose quartz
An obelisk-shaped piece of carnelian
A red cloth pouch
Rose, jasmine or musk incense
Matches
 
1. Put both stones in the pouch where they can nestle together and work their magick.
 
2. Light the incense and hold your talisman in the smoke to charge it. Envision your lover and you joined in a passionate embrace.
 
3. Place the pouch under your mattress to draw the love you desire into your life.

Meditate on the Waxing Moon

Meditate on the Waxing Moon

 
According to Celtic tradition, the waxing of the moon (when it passes from new to full) is a time of inner transformation that gives us a heightened awareness of the voice of the soul. At some point during this period, spend five minutes meditating on the moon. At the start of the meditation, imagine Olwen, the lady of the moon, assisting you in allowing your soul to speak.

Thank the Goddess It is Friday!!!

Well it’s another Friday. I hope your is being a very happy and blessed day! I hope you have plans for an exciting weekend. It was beautiful here last night. It was around 70 degrees and the humidity was low. I sit outside last night enjoying the beautiful Full Moon and eating an ice cream cone. It was wonderous! Looking at the moon got me to thinking. I bet every witch in the world can tell what spells is supposed to be done with the Full Moon, Dark Moon, Blue Moon, Waning Moon and Waxing. But do you know you know what kind of spells can be casted during the light of day? I know the new ones just coming to the Craft probably have no idea, some may (don’t get mad at me now, lol!). But it is something we seldom hear about. I know I am trying to run this blog were it will be a teaching aid. I don’t have a thing on here about those correspondences. But I think it is high time I did. So today, I will be posting about different correspondences and their meanings. I hope you enjoy and I must warn you, some of them are long.

Have a Fantastic Thursday, My Dearies!

Happy, happy Thursday to everyone! There seriously ought to be a law against someone feeling so good. I got out yesterday afternoon and worked my butt off. Since I got rid of hubby, I plan on fixing the porch the way I always wanted it. Yes my loves,  there is not much this old witch can’t do. I am going to have to quit referring myself as old, I am not old. Anyway back to the subject at hand, I cleaned off one end of the deck. Then I went to a local nursery in pursuit of landscaping bricks. I did not believe the number of landscaping companies I would have to go to before I found my mysterious bricks. I finally found them, loaded them up and off I went to the house. You might be wondering or not, what I wanted with bricks. I am fixing my herb garden finally and I wanted to put them around it to keep the lawn service from mowing them down. I got out back where I wanted to put the herb garden and I have never seen like the crap buried in the ground. I found everything and if I still had the contractor’s number, I would have to call him. But after I got that cleaned out, it was late and me and my pup were hungry. So I came in and cooked us some supper. After supper, I came into the bedroom and started working on the carpet. I am in the process of super cleaning it. But I had energy to spare yesterday and also today. I plan on finishing my garden this afternoon. I know to some of you, really all of you, I am putting out my garden late. But our seasons are messed up. I will have herbs up to late October. Then I go harvest and live happily ever after.

Ok, the Elder Witches amongst us doesn’t have to read this part. This is just for the newcomers and in case they haven’t figured it out yet or made the connection. I don’t mean to insult anyone, this is just a great way to learn and it stays with you. Let’s start, do you wonder why I told you all the stuff I did yesterday? Did you wonder how I had so much energy and it was natural energy? It was because of the moon. Yes, you hear right. There is a new moon lurking about. If you notice every time the Moon becomes Full or New (I haven’t never found this true for the other changes, in fact I end up drained during them.), you have a sudden surge of energy. You can’t sit still, you have got to be doing something. That is the Moon’s rays having an effect on us. If there is something you have been putting off and absolutely dread doing it, wait to the Moon become Full or New. You will have more energy than you know what to do with. The mundane world has almost found out our little secret. They are starting to notice how much crazy stuff happens. The crazy stuff happens because the average person doesn’t know how to handle the extra energy. We, the witches, do.