Happy and Blessed Beltane to Our Sisters, Brothers, and Guests in the Southern Hemisphere

Beltane – Bealtaine Traditions in Irish Folklore

Beltane is the anglicised version of our Irish word Bealtaine – still in use and meaning ‘the month of May’ in our own language. Bealtaine is mentioned in some of the earliest Irish literature, and it is associated with important events in Irish mythology.

Irish folklore still holds the legacy of the traditions and customs associated with this ancient festival. Bealtaine and Samhain are the original two turning points for the ‘wheel of the year’ in Ireland. That’s May Eve and Hallowe’en, in case you’re not familiar.

These major Irish Pagan Festivals were pivotal – literally – times of upheaval of change for our ancestors over 8,000 years ago when the Hunter Gatherer societies moved from their Summer to Winter camping grounds at these seasonal turning points, and they still resonate through the landscape and the Irish communities to this day.

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Beltane: (Bealtaine, Valpurgis)

Incense: Lilac, Frankincense
Decorations: Maypole, Flowers, Ribbons
Colours: Green

The Fire Festival of Beltane

This festival is also known as Beltane, the Celtic May Day. It officially begins at moonrise on May Day Eve, and marks the beginning of the third quarter or second half of the ancient Celtic year. It is celebrated as an early pastoral festival accompanying the first turning of the herds out to wild pasture. The rituals were held to promote fertility. The cattle were driven between the Belfires to protect them from ills. Contact with the fire was interpreted as symbolic contact with the sun. In early Celtic times, the druids kindled the Beltane fires with specific incantations. Later the Christian church took over the Beltane observances, a service was held in the church, followed by a procession to the fields or hills, where the priest kindled the fire. The rowan branch is hung over the house fire on May Day to preserve the fire itself from bewitchment (the house fire being symbolic of the luck of the house).

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Beltane by The Goddess & The Green Man

Sunset to Sunset.

Beltane honours Life. It represents the peak of Spring and the beginning of Summer. Earth energies are at their strongest and most active. All of life is bursting with potent fertility and at this point in the Wheel of the Year, the potential becomes conception. On May Eve the sexuality of life and the earth is at its peak. Abundant fertility, on all levels, is the central theme. The Maiden goddess has reached her fullness. She is the manifestation of growth and renewal, Flora, the Goddess of Spring, the May Queen, the May Bride. The Young Oak King, as Jack-In-The-Green, as the Green Man, falls in love with her and wins her hand. The union is consummated and the May Queen becomes pregnant. Together the May Queen and the May King are symbols of the Sacred Marriage (or Heiros Gamos), the union of Earth and Sky, and this union has merrily been re-enacted by humans throughout the centuries. For this is the night of the Greenwood Marriage. It is about sexuality and sensuality, passion, vitality and joy. And about conception. A brilliant moment in the Wheel of the Year to bring ideas, hopes and dreams into action. And have some fun…..

Traditions of Beltane…

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October 30 Northwestern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, United States of America

October 30, 2020
01:00 pm GMT 6:00 AM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Scorpio 34
Moon:25 Aries 54
Mercury:27 Libra 35 Rx
Venus:03 Libra 00
Mars:16 Aries 38 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 50
Saturn:26 Capricorn 09
Uranus:08 Taurus 44 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 24 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 39

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 39 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 10 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Taurus 01

Chiron:05 Aries 52 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 01
Pallas:19 Capricorn 30
Juno:13 Scorpio 23
Vesta:03 Virgo 05

Eris:23 Aries 52 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4

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Superstitions

Around this time of year superstitions seems to come at us from all over the place. With this in mind I pulled out my book Cassell Dictionary of Superstitions by David Pickering Copyright 1995.

I will be posting a few today and tomorrow in among the articles, spells, potions, etc for Samhain and Beltane. If there is a superstition that has been passed down in your family or that you believe in and would like some more information about them please write a description of the superstition in the comment area.

Many times during my youth my mother, who is now in the Summerlands, told me they story of her grandmother picking up and throwing the first pair of shoes she ever bought for herself across the room a breaking the heel off one of them. The reason being her grandmother believed that putting shoes on the table was bad luck. My family has many other superstitions that I will share as we get closer to our holidays.

REMEMBER WE WANT TO HER ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY’S SUPERSTITIONS. JUST WRITE THEM IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING it will help me think my family isn’t a wacky about superstitions as I think they are 😂😉

30 October Southwestern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America  

30 October 2020
09:00 am GMT 6:00 AM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Scorpio 24
Moon:23 Aries 55
Mercury:27 Libra 43 Rx
Venus:02 Libra 48
Mars:16 Aries 40 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 49
Saturn:26 Capricorn 08
Uranus:08 Taurus 44 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 24 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 39

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 41 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 10 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Taurus 00

Chiron:05 Aries 52 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 01
Pallas:19 Capricorn 28
Juno:13 Scorpio 20
Vesta:03 Virgo 02

Eris:23 Aries 52 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4
If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link Currentplanetarypositions.com 

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30 October Northeastern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe 

30 October 2020
04:00 am GMT 6:00 AM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Scorpio 11
Moon:21 Aries 27
Mercury:27 Libra 53 Rx
Venus:02 Libra 32
Mars:16 Aries 42 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 47
Saturn:26 Capricorn 07
Uranus:08 Taurus 45 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 24 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 39

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 42 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 11 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Taurus 59

Chiron:05 Aries 52 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 00
Pallas:19 Capricorn 25
Juno:13 Scorpio 16
Vesta:02 Virgo 57

Eris:23 Aries 52 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4

 

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link  

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30 October Southeastern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Antsirabe, Madagascar, South Africa 

30 October 2020
03:00 am GMT 6:00 AM EAT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Scorpio 09
Moon:20 Aries 57
Mercury:27 Libra 56 Rx
Venus:02 Libra 29
Mars:16 Aries 43 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 47
Saturn:26 Capricorn 07
Uranus:08 Taurus 45 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 25 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 39

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 43 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 11 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Taurus 59

Chiron:05 Aries 53 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 00
Pallas:19 Capricorn 24
Juno:13 Scorpio 15
Vesta:02 Virgo 56

Eris:23 Aries 52 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link Currentplanetarypositions.com  To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link For Your Local Time and Date

October 30 Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

Today the Moon will be 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 its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Visit the October 2020 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on October 30 has an illumination of 99%. 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 October 30 the Moon is 13.76 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. 

 

October 30 Northern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

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

October 30, 2020
10:00 am GMT 6:00 AM EDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Scorpio 26
Moon:24 Aries 25
Mercury:27 Libra 41 Rx
Venus:02 Libra 51
Mars:16 Aries 39 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 49
Saturn:26 Capricorn 08
Uranus:08 Taurus 44 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 24 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 39

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 40 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 10 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):01 Taurus 01

Chiron:05 Aries 52 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 01
Pallas:19 Capricorn 28
Juno:13 Scorpio 21
Vesta:03 Virgo 03

Eris:23 Aries 52 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4

 

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link  

Currentplanetarypositions.com 

 To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link  

For Your Local Time and Date   

30 October Southern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

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

 

30 October 2020
04:00 am GMT 6:00 AM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Scorpio 11
Moon:21 Aries 27
Mercury:27 Libra 53 Rx
Venus:02 Libra 32
Mars:16 Aries 42 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 47
Saturn:26 Capricorn 07
Uranus:08 Taurus 45 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 24 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 39

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 42 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 11 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Taurus 59

Chiron:05 Aries 52 Rx
Ceres:29 Aquarius 00
Pallas:19 Capricorn 25
Juno:13 Scorpio 16
Vesta:02 Virgo 57

Eris:23 Aries 52 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link Currentplanetarypositions.com 

 To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link  

For Your Local Time and Date 

October 29 Northwestern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, United States of America 

October 29, 2020
01:00 pm GMT 6:00 AM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:06 Scorpio 34
Moon:14 Aries 02
Mercury:28 Libra 27 Rx
Venus:01 Libra 47
Mars:16 Aries 50 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 42
Saturn:26 Capricorn 06
Uranus:08 Taurus 46 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 25 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 38

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 48 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 13 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Taurus 55

Chiron:05 Aries 54 Rx
Ceres:28 Aquarius 57
Pallas:19 Capricorn 16
Juno:13 Scorpio 03
Vesta:02 Virgo 43

Eris:23 Aries 53 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4

 

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link  

Currentplanetarypositions.com 

To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link  

For Your Local Time and Date 

October 29 Northern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

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

October 29, 2020
10:00 am GMT 6:00 AM EDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:06 Scorpio 26
Moon:12 Aries 33
Mercury:28 Libra 34 Rx
Venus:01 Libra 38
Mars:16 Aries 51 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 41
Saturn:26 Capricorn 05
Uranus:08 Taurus 47 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 25 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 38

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 49 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 13 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Taurus 54

Chiron:05 Aries 54 Rx
Ceres:28 Aquarius 57
Pallas:19 Capricorn 14
Juno:13 Scorpio 00
Vesta:02 Virgo 40

Eris:23 Aries 53 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link  

Currentplanetarypositions.com 

 To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link  

For Your Local Time and Date   

29 October Southwestern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America  

29 October 2020
09:00 am GMT 6:00 AM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:06 Scorpio 24
Moon:12 Aries 03
Mercury:28 Libra 37 Rx
Venus:01 Libra 35
Mars:16 Aries 52 Rx
Jupiter:20 Capricorn 41
Saturn:26 Capricorn 05
Uranus:08 Taurus 47 Rx
Neptune:18 Pisces 25 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 38

True Lunar Node:20 Gemini 49 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Gemini 14 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):00 Taurus 54

Chiron:05 Aries 54 Rx
Ceres:28 Aquarius 57
Pallas:19 Capricorn 14
Juno:13 Scorpio 00
Vesta:02 Virgo 39

Eris:23 Aries 53 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:10
Fixed:5
Mutable:4

 

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link Currentplanetarypositions.com 

 To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link  

For Your Local Time and Date