Celtic Gods and Goddesses: Exploring the Pantheon and Mythology of the Ancient Celts

This article is not a complete list of the Celtic Goddesses and Gods. It seems to be the more popular ones in modern pagan traditions. They will also correspondence to some of the other ancient pantheons in other parts of the ancient world.

To read about the different Gods and Goddesses please click on their hyperlink this comes from historycooperative.org

You’ve always wanted to stroll across the beautiful landscape of Ireland. To make sure that you don’t miss out on the best spots, you decide to make use of a local touring company.

Suddenly one appears before you. How strange that you didn’t notice this building before, but heck, the banner outside claims it’s five-star and that you’ll meet Celtic gods and goddesses in person. They are probably just actors in costume — a little cheesy — but you don’t see any other places that are open at the moment.

To your surprise, you realize that your hiking companions are the actual Celtic gods and goddesses. While you fight off the sudden faint feeling, you remember that the ridiculously steep deposit is only refundable at the end of the trip. There’s no turning back now.

A big guy claps his hand on your shoulder and says, “Fear not, tiny mortal. You’re going to have a fun time learning all about the ancient Celtic pantheon and the people who worshipped us.”

You just want your deposit back. So when the group picks up their backpacks and heads out, you follow.

Table of Contents

Dagda – The Good Father God of Ireland, Knowledge, Weather, Wise Druids, and Wariors

Name: The Dagda – the good god
Realms: Father god of Ireland; knowledge, weather, fertility, druids, warriors
Family: Father of Aengus, Brigid, and Danu, member of the Tuatha Dé Dannan
Fun Fact: In Dorsetshire is an enormous drawing of a man. Some believe that the chalk creation is meant to show this deity…

Ériu – The Patron Goddess of Ireland

Name: Ériu
Realms: Patron goddess of Ireland
Family: Daughter of Ernmas and Fiachna Mac Delbáeth; has two sisters called Banba and Fódla; mother of Bres
Fun Fact: Her sisters’ names are sometimes used as poetic titles for Ireland…

Lugh – The God of Crafts, Light, and Sun

(Side Note: This is the God who is honored during a Lammas/Lughnasadh celebration)

Name: Lugh
Realms: God of crafts, light, and Sun
Family: Son of Eithne and Cian; father of Cú Chulainn
Fun Fact: His full name is a little strange — Lugh of the Long Arms…

Epona’s Horses Aren’t Fond of Mortals (Don’t Get Too Close)

(Side Note: Epona is also considered the Goddess of all domestic animals in modern times. I work with her closely when teaching a puppy or an older dog manners to get along better in the human world)

Name: Epona
Realms: Patron goddess of horses, mules, fertility, and cavalry
Family: ???
Fun Fact: In the Gaulish tradition, Epona was never shown in human form; only as a mule or a horse. The Romans showed her as a woman on a throne, standing between horses or driving a chariot…

The Group’s Healer Is Kind of a Reaper

(Side Note: This is the Goddess who is honored during a Imbolc celebration)

Name: Brigid
Realms: Goddess of poetry, fertility, motherhood, passion, dawn, healing, smithing, fire, invention, and life
Family: Married to Bres; mother of Ruadán; daughter of the Dagda
Fun Fact: She inspired a goddess in Haiti, called Maman Brigitte

Danu Knows All About Death and Daffodils

Name: Danu
Realms: A mother goddess; the earth, nature, wind, fertility, death, wisdom, cattle, regeneration, wealth
Family: She was the consort of both the Sun god, Belenos, and the sea god, Beli; daughter of the Dagda, member of the Tuatha De Dannan.
Fun Fact: Danu is another geographical smash hit. Among the places named after this goddess is the River Danube, the Paps of Anu, a region in Ireland’s County Kerry, and possibly the Dane Hills in Leicestershire…

The God of Love Has Daddy Issues (Rightfully So)

Name: Aengus
Realms: God of love and youth
Family: Son of Boann and the Dagda, member of the Tuatha Dé Dannan
Fun Fact: Four birds surround him at all times and, according to mythology, they symbolize his smooches (Yep. His kisses)…

There’s a Confused God Looking for Some Guy Called “Asterix”

Name: Toutatis
Realms: Possibly the guardian god of the Gauls
Family: ???
Fun Fact: Ancient writers suggested that he was the equivalent of the Roman god, Mars…

There’s a Wolf Wearing Bloody Armor

Name: The Morrigan, the Great Queen, the Phantom Queen.
Realms: Goddess of war, fate, death, and destiny
Family: Great-granddaughter of King Nuada, member of the Tuatha Dé Dannan
Fun Fact: In some versions of Celtic mythology, Ireland was named for this Irish goddess…

You Don’t Mess With This Healer — He’ll Knock You Out (Then Put an Ice Pack on It)

Name: Belenus
Realms: God of the Sun, spring festivals, healing, medicine, and guardianship
Family: ???
Fun Fact: According to Roman sources, Belenus was the popular kid in the Celtic mythology during the 3rd century…

This God Adores Wheels and Human Sacrifices

Name: Taranis
Realms: Wheels, thunder, weather, the sky
Family: ???
Fun Fact: Archaeologists have discovered thousands of votive wheels in Gaul. They were popular offerings to Taranis…

Cernunnos Refuses to Show Himself, Because No One Remembers Him

(Side Note: This is the God who is honored during a Beltane celebration)

Name: Cernunnos
Realms: Forests, wildlife, wealth, fertility, and possibly the underworld
Family: ???
Fun Fact: This Celtic god is more of an entity today, in modern Wiccan traditions, than during the past…

 

A Laugh for Today – 33 Best Laffy Taffy Jokes to Sweeten Your Day

From Reader’s Digest

Move over Snapple facts and make room for these hilarious jokes found on Laffy Taffy wrappers.

One of the sweetest flavors of childhood is undisputedly the chewy, juicy, sugary, and cavity-inducing Laffy Taffy. You may have even argued with classmates over the best flavors—strawberry being superior, obviously. Now produced by the Ferrara Candy Company, these individually wrapped taffy rectangles that come in a variety of flavors have been bringing joy to kids and even adults (no shame here!) since the 1970s. Laffy Taffy was launched under Kathryn Beich Candies in Bloomington, Illinois as Beich’s Caramels, but was later renamed Beich’s Laffy Taffy. The candy was bought by Nestle in 1984 which then sold the brand to the Ferrara Candy Company in 2018, producing the taffy we know and love today. But chewing on this tasty treat wasn’t the only intriguing part of the experience. So if you’re a fan of Snapple facts, you’re going to love these funny puns and more.

Beich really put the “laffy” in Laffy Taffy. Inside each individual wrapper, you’ll find a joke. Since the launch, the jokes have been written and mailed in by children, making for some super silly and hilarious humor. These aren’t your typical knock knock jokes for kids. Laffy Taffy jokes are clever, punny, and may even make you think a little. We have all the candy punsice cream puns, and cookie puns that you could dream of, but this roundup of the best Laffy Taffy jokes people found on their wrappers will definitely get you giggling and eager to share with friends.

1. What happened after David had his ID stolen?

We had to call him Dav.

2. How do you mend a broken jack o’ lantern?

With a pumpkin patch.

3. What button can’t unbutton?

Your belly button.

4. Why does Where’s Waldo wear stripes?

He doesn’t want to be spotted.

5. What did the house wear to the party?

Address.

6. What did the girl sea say when the boy sea asked her for a date?

Shore.

7. How do you communicate with a fish?

You drop it a line.

8. What kind of shoes do frogs wear?

Open toed.

9. Where can you find an ocean without water?

On a map.

10. What do you call a happy cowboy?

A jolly rancher.

11. What did the horse say when he fell down?

Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t giddyup!

12. What do you call an avid gardener?

Herb.

13. What is a good spot for a taste bud?

I forgot… it is on the tip of my tongue.

14. Why do bananas have to put on sunscreen?

They might peel.

15. Why was the broom late?

It over swept.

16. Why don’t lobsters share?

Because they are shellfish.

17. How do you organize a space party?

Planet.

18. What are sailors’ favorite fruits?

Navel oranges.

19. What do you call the King’s rabbit?

The hare to the throne.

20. Why do fish always sing off-key?

Because you can’t tuna fish.

21. Why do marsupials make such good tea?

It’s koala tea.

22. How does a tree go home when it is ready?

It leaves.

23. What do you call a fancy sea creature?

So-fish-ticated.

24. What did one eye say to the other?

Between us, something smells.

25. Why don’t birds follow directions?

They like to wing it.

26. When do you stop at green and go at red?

When you’re eating a watermelon!

27. What do frogs order at a restaurant?

French flies.

28. How does the moon cut his hair?

Eclipse it.

29. What do you call a sad strawberry?

A blueberry.

30. When can peanuts laugh?

When you crack them up!

31. Why is a pancake like the sun?

Because it rises in the yeast.

32. What building has the most stories?

The library.

33. Can February march?

No, but April May.

Spell for Today – Protection Spell for Your Loved Ones – Printable

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence for Wednesday

From gypsywolf.weebly.com

Wednesday, the fourth day of the week,  is named after the Scandinavian Woden (Odin), the “All-Father” of Norse mythology, god of wisdom, poetry and magic .  He sacrificed himself, hanging with a spear thrust in his side by his own hand, on Yggdrasil, the World Tree, to receive the knowledge of the Runes.  His symbols are the wolf, raven, and the valknut, Knot of the Vala.  Wednesday also corresponds to the Roman God, Mercury, also known as Hermes (Greek), messenger of the gods, and god of speed, travel, fortune and communication.

Wednesday

Latin: Dies Mercurii, the day of Mercury.
French: mercredi
Italian: mercoledi
Spanish: miércoles
German: Mittwoch
Dutch: woensdag

Rules: Communication, eloquence, education, travel, mental agility, intelligence, wisdom, self-improvement, divination, breaking  negative habits, overcoming addictions, writing.
Colors: Yellow, Grey, Mixed Hues
Planet: Mercury
Metal: Quicksilver, a liquid mercury that contains amounts of the platinum group metals, has been interpreted as the caduceus of the Greek Hermes (Mercury in Roman myth); Zinc
Stones: Agate, Aventurine, Jasper (mottled), Mica, Pumice
Herbs: Almond, Bergamot Mint, Caraway, Dill, Fennel, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena, Peppermint, Thyme
Zodiac: Gemini & Virgo

February 8 Divination Journal

Tarot Card

For more information on all tarot cards from tarot.net

King of Cups – Minor Arcana Court Card

I. The meaning of the King of Cups Shadowscapes Tarot

He was a wise and sympathetic King. He understands the meaning of patience. Like the sea turtles swimming beside him, he illuminated the path along with solid tranquility, overcoming the unpredictable transformations of the vast ocean. He has read through the millennia of knowledge throughout the centuries, all of which are reproduced on the patterns engraved on the shells of those creatures, taking gulps of knowledge with every breath of the sea flowing around them. The surface of the water was calm and peaceful when the King was present. The radiance of the blue light radiated out, sparkling like see-through jewels.

Seahorses are the symbol of Poseidon’s power, imbued with the endless power of the sea. He was a creature of perseverance, swimming through rough seas at his smooth and constant pace. He dropped himself under the water. However, the politeness of a King surrounded by the outer bone and spines, should not underestimate that flair, like the male seahorses, the protector of the children of the ocean.

Like seahorses, King of Cups Shadowscapes Tarot is a protector. He cares for and watches over all those near him. He offers a drink that is capable of healing wounds, with compassion and care. His message was to let the currents flow through the blood vessels and to reach to the heart to wash away burdens. As a person who is patient, tolerant and understands that all aspects and requirements of the people around him need to be balanced.

Keywords related to the King of Cups Shadowscapes Tarot: support, emotion, imagination, respect, faith, consideration, understanding, elegance, responsibility, reliability, secrecy, generosity, culture, kindness, subtlety, the wealth of knowledge, professionalism, dignity, reserve, protection, concern, nourishment, good advice, negotiation skills, a good listener, a good friend.

II. The King of Cups Shadowscapes Tarot in a spread…

The King of Cups Shadowscapes Tarot refers to the balance between masculine and feminine power. He keeps all the positive qualities of both masculinity and femininity. He often implies a man in your life who is a very kind and loving person. You should know that you are supported by the Universe, both in a tangible and intangible way, when he appears.

The personality of the King of Cups is a combination of the active energy of the Water element of the Cups set and the dynamic and extroverted character of a King. He is a wise and understanding man, with a deep knowledge of the world coming from his soul. He is a teacher and a guide for his students with a devotion to love. He cares for others intimately and always responds to their needs with compassion. He heals them with gentle gestures and words…

Health

Seven of Wands – Minor Arcana

I. The meaning of the Seven of Wands Shadowscapes Tarot

The female weasel tries to fight off the crazy badger, meanwhile, its children are being protected inside their mother’s curled tail. They cringed together while the other two warriors kept on probing each other. They pounced at each other as if testing each other’s reflexes, then followed by a powerful bite to affirm their own defenses.

The mother weasel growled and attacked suddenly. She knew she would not fail because deep in her heart, she never wanted to lose any of her children! That fear burned within her heart. Her actions at this moment were very important, not just courage, but more than that, all for a great love for her children, regardless of reason and deliberation. Right now, only faith could cause the battle to intensify tenfold with a fiery will.

The bamboo sticks are a symbol of strength and courage. This plant possesses the flexibility with a slender appearance: no matter how much it is tilted in the storm, it will not be knocked down. It grows resilient and there are countless preschools flourishing all over the place which is a great contention for the sunlight and space.

The Seven of Wands Shadowscapes Tarot represents standing your ground firmly and protecting what you believe. The world is full of conflicts and fierce competition, and people must learn how to be brave to face any possible challenges. Do not fall under a harsh storm but instead, you have to know how to be flexible like bamboo. It seems that the difference in ability can still be overcome with strong faith and courage.

Keywords related to the Seven of Wands Shadowscapes Tarot: advantage, fearless, courage, confidence, assertiveness, success competition, consistency, dedication, challenge, confrontation, disputes, opposition, battles, conflict, a change of career, internal strength, learning, teaching, writing, determination, persistence, purposefulness, perseverance, a courageous attitude.

II. The Seven of Wands Shadowscapes Tarot in a spread

The Seven of Wands Shadowscapes Tarot card represents combat. Someone will disturb you, which can lead to serious consequences. The chaos that someone brings makes your reputation affected. Challenges compel you to fight for your rights and justice.

The meaning of the Seven of Wands card says that competitive tricks and unfair-play at work can take place. There may be someone that will attack and intend to defeat you. There will be cases where you do not know who your opponent is but the troubles they bring keep crushing you. It could even be an anonymous person on social networks. On the positive side, this person is jealous of what you have gained so far, you can be completely proud of your achievements.

In terms of love, Seven of Wands Shadowscapes Tarot predicts the controversy and conflict can lead to collapse. The two of you will fall into a state of tension. However, you should not compromise and make give in. Seven of Wands thinks that if you both give in and do not talk to each other clearly, the trouble will continue. Let’s maintain your personal view and present it to your partner…

Wealth

Two of Pentacles – Minor Arcana

I. The meaning of the Two of Pentacles Shadowscapes Tarot

He stood on one leg and began to dance, particularly, a newly created equilibrium on the basis of juggling disorder. Just like the God of Destruction of Hindu, Shiva, he was an individual who always harmonized in the balance of opposing forces. But to him, a normal person, not a god, so his current posture was not stable enough, the pointed peak where he stood seemed to begin to shake. With just a breeze or just a wrong move, the ability to make him fall into the abyss is something that can happen at any time.

However, the confidence that always exists in him right now, he knows that this dance is almost perfect and can fool over any evil trick in the situation, being able to feel every wind and every movement like a silent and invisible partner, they perform this elaborate dance together. Does that confidence disappoint him? Could that confidence one day kick them into the abyss? Will the wind then discourage the wandering lifestyle and strike back before he can react and adapt to the lightning reversal of it?

The Two of Pentacles Shadowscapes Tarot is about the art of balancing action: juggling and keeping everything in a state of motion, flexibility, adaptability and direction change easily. This is a warning card that you will face with chaotic challenges in your own way with a strong spirit, but be alert, the danger is always lurking, and will be bigger if you engage in too many challenges at once.

Keywords related to the Two of Pentacles Shadowscapes Tarot: balance, steadiness, cooperation, alternative, engagement, flexibility, adaptation, happy, dilemma, multitasking, resources, creativity, manipulation, responsibility, assurance, amusement, good news, gifts, change, a new relationship, a new beginning, trip, go with the flow, jack-of-all-trades, easy come, easy go.

II. Two of Pentacles Shadowscapes Tarot in a spread

The Two of Pentacles Shadowscapes Tarot is a card about balance, often referring to the aspect of cooperative relations. You tend to want to maintain the balance of two extended areas of life, such as finance and health, love and career, etc. This card is usually considered a good sign.

There are two major matters that are important to keep in mind. You need to stop focusing on too many things. Multi-tasking is not the right thing for you right now. Perhaps, you will need to cut down on what you are doing to focus on just two main priorities. You need to pay attention and balance your financial situation…

 

Rune

From white-magic-help.net

NAUTHIS

Compulsion, Necessity, Pain

Our lesson is the necessity of bearing strong enforcement. Your positive aspects can be controlled by the people who surround you. To pull this rune means to get a hint that there is going to be stagnation  – an occasion to re-consider your plans carefully.  It is the time to pay off old guilt and even if it’s easy it is time to restore balance. Therefore improve, reconstruct, organize: if the fishermen cannot pull out, they repair their fishing nets. You must deal with and face your own demons. So keep your anger as well as your impulses under control.  Modesty and a good mood are essential in such times.

Witch’s Rune

From thecarnutiannemeton.com

The Eye

Rune of perspective

A great understanding is within you you only have to see. Focusing brings in a new perspective that you cant undo. You see things as they are summing up by a connection by divine intervention. A sudden realization of fate. You have the power.

Keywords
reveal, truth, protection, psychic abelite’s, perspective, fate

Ogham

From LearnReligions.com

Tinne/Teine

T stands for Tinne, or Teine, the Holly tree. This evergreen plant is connected to immortality, unity, courage, and the stability of hearth and home. Pronounced chihnn-uh by the Celts, the wood of the Holly was often used in the construction of weapons, and is known as a plant of warriors and protectors.

In the pre-Christian British Isles, the Holly was often associated with protection–planting a hedge around your home would keep malevolent spirits out, thanks in no small part to the sharp spikes on the leaves. In Celtic myth, the concept of the Holly King and the Oak King symbolizes the changing of the seasons, and the transition of the earth from the growing time to the dying season.

When Christianity moved into the Celtic lands, the new religion associated the Holly plant with the story of Jesus. The poky spikes on the leaves represent the crown of thorns worn by Jesus on the cross, and the bright red berries symbolize his blood.

Tinne Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: Hang a sprig of Holly in your home to protect your family in your absence. Soak the leaves in spring water under a full moon, and then use the water as a blessing for people or items you wish to protect. There is strength to be found in standing together, and ultimately protection comes from honor and trust.

Magical Aspects: Develop the ability to respond quickly and wisely to your intuition. Learn to overcome and adapt to new situations, and to respond immediately to changes in your spiritual environment. Trust your instinct, but don’t let your heart rule over your head.

I Ching

From ichingonline.net

Hexagram Forty – Three 43

Kuai / Breakthrough

A Deluge from Heaven:
The Superior Person rains fortune upon those in need, then moves on with no thought of the good he does.

The issue must be raised before an impartial authority.
Be sincere and earnest, despite the danger.
Do not try to force the outcome, but seek support where needed.
Set a clear goal.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

Your iron will must come to the forefront now.
It will take great personal determination to resolve the situation in question.
Your adversary would love to force you into an angry display.
That would legitimize his opposition to you.
Such a berserker rage would drag you down to his level.
You must resolutely take a public stand against what he represents, but refuse to engage him.
Without compromise, you show others the way to higher ground.

Numerology

From worldnumerology.com

Forty – Three

Often highly spiritual, sometimes eccentric. A hermit’s number. It also represents concentration, perfectionism, and sometimes frustrations and feelings of inferiority. Intelligent with a tendency to push conspiracy theories or otherwise upset the status quo. Can be stubborn and cynical.

See also 34…

Angel Number

From Angel-Numbers.com

Forty – Three

Angels and Higher Powers are here with you. They support you and love you. Speak with them often in your mind, tell them your expectations, dreams or fears. Ask for help whenever you need to. They will show up always when you call them.

Animal Spirit Guide and/or Animal Spirit Helper

Crack the Cookie

Wisdom of Buddha

February 8 2023 Birthday Horoscopes

May the next year of your life be more positive than the past year!

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope from sunsigns.org

FEBRUARY 8 birthday horoscope predicts that you are an instinctive human being with psychic abilities! You probably do not even know how to use them yet. Until you get in touch with your mystical self, they will remain dormant. You need to develop your telepathy.

The February 8 zodiac sign is Aquarius. As a whole, Aquarians are talented and creative people. You can take nothing and make it into something nice.

You have two types of Aquarians’ born on the February 8 birthday. One kind is somewhat bashful and hypersensitive, gentle as you are patient. The other one is something else! The future of person who born on 8 February will be complicated.

February 8 birthday personality is very outspoken and unreserved. This one can be thoughtless and headstrong. Yes, Aquarians are strong people but overall have a personality that is pleasant to be around.

As a child, your birthday characteristics show that you may have struggled with certain things. Perhaps you were isolated or withdrawn due to depression. These things need to be brought to the forefront Aquarius before you can make any progress with children of your own.

Holding on to things in the past can create havoc in the present and future. You need your family. February 8 birthday personality need to make peace with them so that your children will grow up happy and strong.

As outgoing as Aquarians born today on February 8 are, some would argue they are trying to know or to get close to. You enjoy being around people that are honest with yourself and those who have a purpose in their lives. You do not like people who are shallow.

You can admit when you are wrong and can change your mind once provided with evidence in the arguments favor. Once you have gained the trust of an Aquarius, you have succeeded in making a true friend. According to February 8 horoscope, you are most loyal and dedicated to those you love.

In the romance department, you may not get it right the first time. You may have some broken hearts, but after the rain, the sun will shine. Do not give up on love. You will likely get the one you dream of Aquarius.

Remember, love is a two-way street. To get something, you have to give something. Trust, respect, and love are the three keys to making it last. Also, Aquarians are receptive people that fancy attention.

What your birthday says about you is that you are capable of many things, Aquarius and I can understand why you would be confused about making your goals a reality.

Making a career decision based on your obsessions can be a bit unsettling. Aquarians fight for many causes. However, you are philosophical and would make an excellent counselor.

Whatever your career choice turns out to be, you bet it will be lucrative. Money means a lot to those with zodiac birthday February 8. You do not have to give up all your dreams but instead, concentrate on making each one happen one at a time. There is no “S” on your chest… slow down. Stay focused.

Your independence, dear Aquarius is essential to you. You hate the feeling of being tied down. When necessary, you will fight for your freedom.

February 8 birthday personality shows that you can change your mood so quickly when it comes to defending something you are passionate about. Sometimes you can come off as being uncaring or aloof. This poker-faced front may cause feelings of the hopelessness of those around you.

Aquarius, although you play the role of a cool mild-mannered superhero, you have erotic secrets. It does not take much to switch your common dreams of success into more desirable moments. With your sensitive nature, you know that wine and candles are all you need to set the stage for a memorable evening.

Your birthday horoscope predicts that when it comes to health, you need to be firm in your lifestyle. February 8 Aquarians are influenced by the latest consumer findings. You need to exercise to be fit, and you need to eat correctly to be healthy.

Please, stop taking pills to cover up what ails you. There is a reason for what bothers you. Seek medical advice, Aquarius, and get some much-needed rest. Take care of yourself.

In conclusion, February 8 Aquarius birthday people have two sides that are opposite each other. You enjoy being alone with your daydreams. You seek peace and a secure home front. You are affectionate and kind. You are dedicated to those you love. Aquarians born on February 8 are very outspoken, persistent and observant.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On February 8

Brooke Adams, John Grisham, Robert Klein, Mary McCormack, Vince Neil, and Phoenix

See: Famous Celebrities Born On February 8

This Day That Year – February 8 In History

1693 – William & Mary College is the second in North America to be chartered
1750 – London has a minor earthquake
1889 – Flood destroyed Dutch coasts
1926 – Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio undergoes name change becoming Walt Disney Studios

February 8 Kumbha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

February 8 Chinese Zodiac TIGER

February 8 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Uranus that stands for power, innovation, and changes on a large scale.

February 8 Birthday Symbols

The Water Bearer Is The Symbol Of The Aquarius Zodiac Sign

February 8 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is Strength. This card symbolizes your need to focus on what you want to achieve in life. The Minor Arcana cards are Six of Swords and Knight of Swords.

February 8 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Libra: This will be an intelligent match with a lot of creativity.
You are not compatible with people born under TaurusThis relationship will be stubborn and full of differences.

See Also:

February 8 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number stands for leadership, ambition, authority, and determination.
Number 8 – This number symbolizes diplomacy, authority, and excellent decision-making skills.

Lucky Colors For February 8 Birthdays

Blue: This is a calming color that symbolizes faithfulness, loyalty, tact, and reliability.
Green: This color signifies balance, growth, rebirth, and balance.

Lucky Days For February 8 Birthday

Saturday – This day is ruled by Saturn and symbolizes the completion of projects after delays.

February 8 Birthstone

Amethyst is a healing gemstone that helps you be happy and calm and overcome addictions.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On February 8

A how-to-guide for the Aquarius man and an aromatherapy kit for the Aquarian woman. The February 8 birthday personality need to focus on developing their inner self.

February 8, 2023 Daily Horoscopes

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Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions after 10:30 PM PST this evening. The Moon is in Virgo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This will be a productive day for you, in large measure because your ability to communicate to bosses, parents and people in authority is smooth, strong and direct. You know what you want to get done today and you’re going to do it. Furthermore, others will listen to you.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a positive day to socialize! You will enjoy fun diversions, the arts, movies, the theatre, sports and playful activities with children. Other cultures and foreign countries will appeal to you, especially their arts and crafts. You want to enjoy yourself today!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today you will be happy to cocoon at home and relax among familiar surroundings. You might take a look at your assets and bills and try to straighten up some loose ends because afterwards, you can relax with a treat knowing you did some important work.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This is a great day to schmooze with others. Enjoy conversations with neighbours, siblings, relatives and daily contacts. You will also enjoy studying and learning something new, which is why this is a productive day for writers, teachers and editors. Salespeople are on their toes as well.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Do some serious money planning today. You don’t necessarily have to create a budget; but think ahead for the coming year. Can you set aside some money for some obvious expenses you see down the road? Financial planning of any kind always helps. (Especially for big spenders.)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today the Moon is in your sign dancing beautifully with Mercury and Venus. This makes your words sweet, smooth, charming and diplomatic. Your mind is also sharp. This wonderful combination will guarantee insightful conversations and entertaining times with others.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Research of any kind will go well today because you’re happy to dig deep looking for answers. Fortunately, you have the patience and the determination that are necessary to get results. Meanwhile, some of you might begin a secret flirtation or love affair? (Be still my beating heart.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You will enjoy conversations with friends and members of groups today because you feel witty, sharp and entertaining. (And indeed, you are!) Others will be glad to see you and hear what you have to say. Expect to hold sway, especially with groups. Speak up!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Financial discussions will go well today. In fact, you might have some excellent moneymaking ideas, which are worth your consideration. Please, write them down because later you might appreciate them more. If shopping, you will enjoy buying beautiful things for yourself and loved ones.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You have a strong urge to get away from all this today. You want to break free from your routine. You always act like you’re being sensible, organized and appropriate to the occasion. But sometimes, you like to run wild and crazy! This could be one of those days.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Some quiet study and a bit of research might bode well for financial matters that you are considering, especially anything related to inheritances, shared property, insurance matters or debt. Some hidden information might be valuable. Either seek it out or listen to someone who knows.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is a wonderful day to schmooze with partners and close friends. You will love to socialize with friends, as well as groups, clubs and organizations. In fact, it will benefit you to share your dreams for the future with someone because their feedback might help you. (One never knows where they will hear their next hot tip.)

If Your Birthday Is Today

Author John Grisham (1955) shares your birthday today. You easily tune into the moods of others, which helps you to understand people. When captured by an idea, you will pursue it with enthusiasm. This is a powerful year for you because you will reap the rewards for your past actions. Expect promotions, kudos, awards and acknowledgement.

February 8, 2023 Moon Goddess Current Phase

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 was born.

From MoonGiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Gibbous. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9pm and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning.

Visit the February 2023 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on February 8 has an illumination of 93%. 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 February 8 the Moon is 17.22 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.

Phase Details

Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 93%
Moon Age: 17.22 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 398,746.84 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,583,257.30 km

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Useful Moon Resources

February 8, 2023 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

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 

Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, USA

February 08, 2023
11:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM PST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Aquarius 55
Moon:25 Virgo 02
Mercury:26 Capricorn 37
Venus:15 Pisces 58
Mars:12 Gemini 14
Jupiter:07 Aries 36
Saturn:26 Aquarius 48
Uranus:15 Taurus 04
Neptune:23 Pisces 51
Pluto:28 Capricorn 55

True Lunar Node:07 Taurus 06 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 08 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Leo 31

Chiron:12 Aries 56
Ceres:06 Libra 53 Rx
Pallas:10 Cancer 45 Rx
Juno:13 Aries 12
Vesta:00 Aries 20

Eris:24 Aries 00

Fire:6
Earth:6
Air:4
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Northern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA

February 08, 2023
09:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Aquarius 50
Moon:24 Virgo 01
Mercury:26 Capricorn 30
Venus:15 Pisces 51
Mars:12 Gemini 13
Jupiter:07 Aries 35
Saturn:26 Aquarius 48
Uranus:15 Taurus 04
Neptune:23 Pisces 51
Pluto:28 Capricorn 55

True Lunar Node:07 Taurus 07 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 09 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Leo 30

Chiron:12 Aries 56
Ceres:06 Libra 53 Rx
Pallas:10 Cancer 46 Rx
Juno:13 Aries 10
Vesta:00 Aries 18

Eris:24 Aries 00

Fire:6
Earth:6
Air:4
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Northeastern Hemisphere

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

8 February 2023
02:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Aquarius 32
Moon:20 Virgo 28
Mercury:26 Capricorn 07
Venus:15 Pisces 30
Mars:12 Gemini 08
Jupiter:07 Aries 32
Saturn:26 Aquarius 45
Uranus:15 Taurus 04
Neptune:23 Pisces 50
Pluto:28 Capricorn 54

True Lunar Node:07 Taurus 10 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 10 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Leo 29

Chiron:12 Aries 55
Ceres:06 Libra 53 Rx
Pallas:10 Cancer 47 Rx
Juno:13 Aries 00
Vesta:00 Aries 10

Eris:23 Aries 59

Fire:6
Earth:6
Air:4
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

A Thought for Today – The Lady of the Moon Poem

The Lady of the Moon

To all things, she’s attuned

Always smiling

And quite beguiling

Looking down

On the world around

Her nightly journey

Light and pearly

Quaint and lively

In stunning ivory

Ever timeless

She calls in silence

Whether waxing or waning

Shrinking or gaining

Whether new or full

She exerts her pull

Illuminating and pulsating

Stimulating and captivating

She’s magical

And classical

Her history

Filled with mystery

How she cleverly

Shares her energies

The many times

Ageless signs

Gorgeous sight

On a full moon night

She divides

Our ocean tides

Many mazes

In her phases

The nightly seeing

By every being

Plus in our dreams

And in-between

If you’ve missed her power

Wait for hours

You’ll see her soon

Lovely Lady of the Moon

A Laugh for Today – 54 Jokes for Anyone with a Sense of Humor

(These jokes are not posted to offend anyone I just have a dry, sometimes twisted sense of humor) From Reader’s Digest

Dark jokes may seem a bit taboo, but sometimes it’s OK to just laugh. We promise we won’t tell anyone that you did.

Life can be a real challenge sometimes, and during those times you may just have to laugh it out—even if that means getting a little dark. While these may not be the best jokes to crack with your mother-in-law or boss, it’s OK to giggle at them on your own or even with some like-minded friends. Dark jokes aren’t for everyone, but laughing at dark jokes could mean you’re a genius. Genius or not, there’s no harm in letting off some steam on the harder days with some dark humor.

1. I don’t have a carbon footprint.
I just drive everywhere.

2. The most corrupt CEOs are those of the pretzel companies.
They’re always so twisted.

3. When we were kids, we used to be afraid of the dark.
But when we grew up, the electricity bill made us afraid of the light!

4. What did the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs say?
“T. rex, I’m coming for my hug!”

5. An apple a day keeps the doctor away…
Or at least it does if you throw it hard enough.

6. I have a stepladder because my real ladder left when I was just a kid.

7. I visited my friend at his new house. He told me to make myself at home.
So I threw him out. I hate having visitors.

8. I was playing chess with my friend and he said, “Let’s make this interesting.”
So we stopped playing chess.

9. Why did Mozart hate all of his chickens?
When he asked them who the best composer was, they all replied, “Bach, Bach, Bach.”

10. The other day, my wife asked me to pass her lipstick, but I accidentally passed her a glue stick.
She still isn’t talking to me.

Feeling cheesy? Try these corny jokes that will make everyone laugh while they roll their eyes.

11. Patient: Oh doctor, I’m just so nervous. This is my first operation.
Doctor: Don’t worry. Mine too.

12. I just got my doctor’s test results and I’m really upset. Turns out, I’m not gonna be a doctor.

13. Never break someone’s heart. They only have one.
Break their bones instead. They have 206 of them.

14. My husband is mad that I have no sense of direction.
So I packed up my stuff and right.

15. I childproofed my house
Somehow they still got in!

16. The guy who stole my diary just died. My thoughts are with his family.

17. What’s worse than biting into an apple and discovering a worm?
Biting into an apple and discovering half a worm.

18. As I get older, I remember all the people I lost along the way. Maybe a career as a tour guide was not the right choice.

19. My wife told me she’ll slam my head into the keyboard if I don’t get off the computer.
I’m not too worried — I think she’s jokindkdkslalkdlkfjslfjslksdlkfjuahehwhgwdklaljdf

20. You’re not completely useless.
You can always serve as a bad example.

21. A man walks into a magic forest and tries to cut down a talking tree. “You can’t cut me down,” the tree complains. “I’m a talking tree!” The man responds, “You may be a talking tree, but you will dialogue.”

22. What’s a pirate’s favorite letter of the alphabet?
None. Historians have suggested most pirates would have been illiterate.

23. “Welcome back to Plastic Surgery Anonymous. Nice to see so many new faces here today!”

24. My wife left a note on the fridge that said, “This isn’t working.” I’m not sure what she’s talking about. I opened the fridge door and it’s working fine!

25. What’s the last thing to go through a fly’s head as it hits the windshield of a car going 70 miles per hour? Its butt.

26. My boss told me to have a good day.
So I went home.

27. A child determined to burn his home down. His dad watched, tears in his eyes. He put his arm across the mother and stated, “That’s arson.”

28. Imagine when you walked into a bar and there was a lengthy line of individuals ready to take a swing at you. That’s the punch line.

29. Wife: “I want another baby.”
Husband: “That’s a relief, I also really don’t like this one.”

30. “What’s your name, son?” The principal asked his student. The kid replied, “D-d-d-dav-dav-david, sir.” “Do you have a stutter?” the principal asked. The student answered, “No sir, my dad has a stutter but the guy who registered my name was a real jerk.”

31. My favorite film is The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
I love a protagonist with a twisted back story.

32. Why are friends a lot like snow?
If you pee on them, they disappear.

33. I threw a boomerang a few years ago.
I now live in constant fear.

34. A blind woman tells her boyfriend that she’s seeing someone. It’s either terrible news or great news.

35. When I see the names of lovers engraved on a tree, I don’t find it cute or romantic.
I find it weird how many people take knives with them on dates.

36. Why don’t skeletons ever go trick or treating?
Because they have no body to go with.

37. My boss said to me, “You’re the worst train driver ever. How many have you derailed this year?”
I said, “I’m not sure; it’s hard to keep track.”

38. My wife and I have reached the difficult decision that we do not want children. If anybody does, please just send me your contact details and we can drop them off tomorrow.

39. You know you’re not liked when you get handed the camera every time they take a group photo.

40. I have a joke about trickle down economics. But 99 percent of you will never get it.

41. My parents raised me as an only child, which really pissed off my sister.

42. What rhymes with “boo” and stinks?
You.

43. I have a fish that can breakdance.
Just for 20 seconds though and only once.

44. What’s pink and dangerous for your tooth?
A brick.

45. “I work with animals,” the man says to his date.
“That’s so sweet,” she replies. “I love a man who cares about animals. Where do you work?”
“I’m a butcher,” he says.

46. Why don’t cannibals eat clowns?
Because they taste funny.

47. Watching my daughter at the park earlier. Another parent asked, “Which one is yours?” I replied, “I’m still deciding.”
They looked horrified.

48. My mother said one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
Turns out I’m adopted.

49. When my uncle Frank died, he needed his ashes to be buried in his favorite beer mug. His final wish was to be Frank in Stein.

50. Why do vampires seem sick?
They’re always coffin.

51. Do the very last thing my grandfather stated to me earlier than he kicked the bucket? “Grandson, watch how far I can kick this bucket.”

52. Well, it is true that humans eat more bananas than monkeys just as recent research suggests. I agree because I can’t remember when last I enjoyed eating a monkey.

53. Today I made a decision to go go to my childhood house. I asked the residents if I may come inside because I was feeling nostalgic, however, they refused and slammed the door on my face. My mother and father are the worst.

54. What’s the difference between jelly and jam? You can’t jelly a clown into the tiny automobile.

Spell for Today – Concentrate Candle Spell

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Wednesday is a good day to focus on getting over any slumps you may have. This day is considered the middle of the work week; and many people find themselves very tired by this point. That is why this day is a great day to do refresh, refrain, return, wake-up, and concentration spells. It is, also, another good day for meditation.

Concentrate Candle Spell

Items needed:

1 small white candle
1 small blue candle
1 orange candle

Take all three candles and place them on a fire-proof surface in front of you. Light both candles. Take three deep breaths. Lightly tap your forehead with one of your fingers for a minute or so. You should feel a slight tingly sensation on your forehead. Now, look at the three candles and say this chant three times:

“I have the time.
I have the wait.
This should help me concentrate.
When it’s white And it’s blue,
It will start my mind a new.”

After you have finished, blow out the candles. From this point on, when you have problems concentrating, think of those white, blue, and orange candles, and the tingle in your forehead; and your mind should be better able to concentrate.

 

Source
A Witch’s Week of Spells and Activities
Helga C. Loueen

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence for Wednesday

Wednesdays are wild and wacky days. They are for communication, change, cunning, and the arts. This is a Mercury day, and just its patron god this day is full of contradictions, change, and excitement. Some suggestions for Wednesday enchantments would include:

Pulling a little Wednesday color magic into your life by wearing purples or orange

Carrying a multipurpose agate with you and tapping into its various charms

Working with magical plants such as the fern for protection. This plant will also boost the power of any other magical plants with which it is arranged.

Incorporating lavender into charms and spells for transformation

Using the charming scent of lily of the valley to improve your memory, or working with the aspen tree for communication

Calling on Athena, patron of arts and crafts, for inspiration for a new project

Fanning out a Tarot spell to increase you creativity

Calling on Hermes on a Wednesday night to bring movement and good luck into your life

8 February 2023 Southern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

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 

Southeastern Hemisphere

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

8 February 2023
06:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Aquarius 42
Moon:22 Virgo 30
Mercury:26 Capricorn 20
Venus:15 Pisces 42
Mars:12 Gemini 11
Jupiter:07 Aries 34
Saturn:26 Aquarius 47
Uranus:15 Taurus 04
Neptune:23 Pisces 50
Pluto:28 Capricorn 55

True Lunar Node:07 Taurus 08 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 09 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Leo 30

Chiron:12 Aries 55
Ceres:06 Libra 53 Rx
Pallas:10 Cancer 46 Rx
Juno:13 Aries 06
Vesta:00 Aries 15

Eris:23 Aries 59

Fire:6
Earth:6
Air:4
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Southern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Cape Town, South Africa

8 February 2023
01:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Aquarius 29
Moon:19 Virgo 58
Mercury:26 Capricorn 04
Venus:15 Pisces 27
Mars:12 Gemini 07
Jupiter:07 Aries 31
Saturn:26 Aquarius 45
Uranus:15 Taurus 04
Neptune:23 Pisces 50
Pluto:28 Capricorn 54

True Lunar Node:07 Taurus 10 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 10 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Leo 28

Chiron:12 Aries 55
Ceres:06 Libra 54 Rx
Pallas:10 Cancer 47 Rx
Juno:12 Aries 59
Vesta:00 Aries 09

Eris:23 Aries 59

Fire:6
Earth:6
Air:4
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

8 February 2023
04:00 am GMT 3:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Aquarius 06
Moon:15 Virgo 26
Mercury:25 Capricorn 34
Venus:14 Pisces 59
Mars:12 Gemini 01
Jupiter:07 Aries 27
Saturn:26 Aquarius 42
Uranus:15 Taurus 03
Neptune:23 Pisces 49
Pluto:28 Capricorn 53

True Lunar Node:07 Taurus 14 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 11 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Leo 26

Chiron:12 Aries 54
Ceres:06 Libra 54 Rx
Pallas:10 Cancer 50 Rx
Juno:12 Aries 47
Vesta:29 Pisces 59

Eris:23 Aries 59

Fire:5
Earth:6
Air:4
Water:4
Cardinal:8
Fixed:6
Mutable:5

A Thought for Today

Dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may the Great Mother and Great Father, Lord and Lady, bless you and your family with all things positive! Remember WOTC’s family are here to listen and help get us through the rough times in our lives.