The Moon’s Sign

The Moon’s Sign

The moon’s sign is another traditional consideration. The Moon continuously “moves” through the zodiac, from Aries to Pisces. Each sign possesses its own significance.

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

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

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

Cancer: Stimulates emotional rapport between people. Pinpoints need, supports growth and nurturance. Tend to domestic concerns.

Leo: Draws emphasis to the self, to central ideas or institutions, away from connections with others and emotional needs. People tend to be melodramatic.

Virgo: Favors accomplishment of details and commands from higher up. Focus on health, hygiene, and daily schedules.

Libra: Favors cooperation, compromise, social activities, beautification of surroundings, balance, and partnership.

Scorpio: Increases awareness of psychic power. Precipitates psychic crises and ends connections thoroughly. People tend to brood and become secretive under this sign.

Sagittarius: Encourages flights of imagination and confidence. This is an adventurous, philosophical, and athletic Moon sign. Favors expansion and growth.

Capricorn:  Develops strong structure. Focus on traditions, responsibilities, and obligations. A good time to set boundaries and rules.

Aquarius: Rebellious energy. Time to break habits and make abrupt change. Personal freedom and individuality is the focus.

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

Daily Cosmic Calendar for November 19th

The early hours have an upbeat and favorable vibe due to the Moon in Aquarius making a harmonious trine with Jupiter in Gemini (2:49AM PST) followed just one minute later (2:50AM PST) by a Moon-Neptune parallel. Write down your dreams and nocturnal soul-wanderings for future consideration.  Tensions are back and causing a rise in stress as the Moon parallels Saturn (7:06AM PST), Pallas squares Vesta (8:02AM PST), and Mercury makes a frictional, 45-degree tie with Pluto (10:53AM PST). Taking a time-out from business-as-usual during these alignments is sensible.  Love bonds receive a solid lift due to the Moon forming a parallel with Venus (7:36PM PST). Around 21 hours before Pallas shifts gears from reverse to forward, Mercury forms a trine to Pallas in water signs (8:18PM PST). Strategy sessions with a trusted friend or adviser may be in the cards.  Extra hours of rest and sleep are suggested later on since the Sun is parallel Pluto (10:20PM PST), Mercury makes an off-kilter, 150-degree link to Vesta (10:48PM PST) while Mars opposes Ceres (11:17PM PST). Be prepared for tomorrow’s illuminating energy-field.

The Witches Almanac for *Sunday, November 18th

The Witches Almanac for *Sunday, November 18th

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

St. Plato’s Day

Moon Sign: *Capricorn

*Capricorn: Develops strong structure. Focus on traditions, responsibilities, and obligations. A good time to set boundaries and rules.

*Waxing Moon

*Waxing Moon (from the New Moon to the Full): is the ideal time for magick to draw things toward you.

Moon Enters *Aquarius 7:10 am

*Aquarius: Rebellious energy. Time to break habits and make abrupt changes. Personal freedom and individuality is the focus.

Moon Phase: First Quarter

Incense: Frankincense

Color: Orange

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Spell Working

SPELL WORKING
by Koren

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

Sagitarius/strength – humour

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 natural energy currents.  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 tranquillity, 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.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for November 3

If you are looking for a silver lining in the recent cloud cover, you may be disappointed. It is helpful that the Moon leaves void status in Gemini by entering Cancer (12:44AM PDT). Home and family interests wax in power over the next two days. Overall productivity can climb in your main fields of expertise while healing forces are back on the march — thanks to the Moon forming a flowing trine with Chiron (10:57AM PDT).  However, Venus and Mercury decide to play cosmic spoiler roles as they make turbulent waves with two of the three outer planets. Venus forms a frictional contra-parallel with Uranus (7:52AM PDT) while also making an intensity-creating square to distant Pluto (10:28AM PDT). Love bonds and business deals are on shaky grounds. Meanwhile, communications and travel plans may experience delays or disruptions as Mercury forms an off-kilter, 150-degree to the largest asteroid Ceres (3:27PM PDT).  Cooking and baking can keep you busy and out of trouble during the evening hours. Immerse yourself in a bestseller, biography or film classic as the Moon approaches a trine with the Sun in water signs (forming exactly at 1:38AM PDT tomorrow morning).