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.

Living in Harmony & Achieving Balance

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Wicca acknowledges the cycles of nature, the lunar phases and the seasons to celebrate their spirituality and to worship the Divine. It is a belief system that allows the Witch to work with, not in supplication to Deities with the intent of living in harmony and achieving balance with all things.

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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.

Calendar of the Sun for November 19th

Calendar of the Sun

 

Feralia: Day of Purification

Color: White
Element: Air
Altar: On a white cloth put a lit candle, incense, a cup of water, and a bowl of salt.
Offering: Although this day is not a day of total silence, it is a solemn day and talking should be done only when necessary and in quiet tones. Bodies should be thoroughly cleaned during the bathing hour, and then the altar area should be cleaned and purified with all four elements. Each person, upon entering the altar space at the beginning of Sponde should remove their clothing and be naked, and each body should be purified with the four elements and marked with water and salt, at which point they may enrobe again. Chores of the day should concentrate on cleaning and repair.
Daily Meal: Vegan and extremely simple and plain.

Feralia Invocation

Breathe the air into your body
And breathe out again,
And as you breathe out,
Let all grime and corruption
Depart on that breath
(All breathe together for twelve breaths.)
Feel the blood coursing through your body
And imagine it clean
Of anything but what should be there.
Feel the energy coursing through your body
And wash it clean
Of anything that does not belong.
Feel the Earth beneath you,
Remember that She can absorb all
Remember that all rot is her provenance
Draw her energy up into you
And give it back again.

(After this grounding, all breathe together again in a yogic breathing pattern for the next half an hour, after which all will go with water and salt and incense and fire to all rooms in the house and cleanse them. Great care should be taken for the rest of the day not to disturb the energy of the freshly cleaned house.)

 

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Calendar of the Sun for November 18th

Calendar of the Sun

18 Blutmonath

Angrboda’s Blot

Color: Black
Element: Fire
Altar: On a black cloth set a vase of bare oak branches with the dried leaves attached if possible, three lit red candles, a horn of mead, a wooden heart burned to ashes, and an iron knife.
Offerings: Ashes smeared on the face. A promise to see ugliness with new eyes.
Daily Meal: Coarse dark bread. Mushrooms.

Invocation to Angrboda

Hail, Hag of the Iron Wood!
From thy womb came
The Lady of Death,
Dark mistress of the shades;
The wolf of destruction,
The serpent all-encompassing.
Strong one who stands alone,
Who defends her children
No matter how ugly they might be,
Who defends her spouse
Even when all others revile him,
Who would die for her loved ones
Even when they are imperfect.
Your children exiled or imprisoned,
Yet the tide of death and destruction
Was not slowed an inch.
Hail, Lady whose heart
Was burned to ash by those
Who would not look upon ugliness
Lest they see in it a dark mirror
Of their own bright souls.

Chant: Angrboda Angrboda
Hag of the Iron Wood

(All step forth and take a handful of ashes from the burned heart and smear it on their faces. The horn of mead is passed around and the remainder poured out as a libation. The candles are put out, the iron knife is laid on the floor, and all step over it as they leave.)

 

[Pagan Book of Hours]

The Witches Correspondence for Sunday, November 18th

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The Witches Correspondence for Sunday, November 18th

Magickal Intentions: Growth, Advancements, Enlightenment, Rational Thought, Exorcism, Healing, Prosperity, Hope, Exorcism, Money
Incense: Lemon, Frankincense
Planet: Sun
Sign: Leo
Angel: Michael
Colors: Gold, Yellow, Orange and White
Herbs/Plants: Marigold, Heliotrope, Sunflower, Buttercup, Cedar, Beech, Oak
Stones: Carnelian, Citrine, Tiger’s Eye, Amber, Clear Quartz and Red Agate
Oil: (Sun) Cedar, Frankincense, Neroli, Rosemary

The first day of the week is ruled by the Sun. It is an excellent time to work efforts involving business partnerships, work promotions, business ventures, and professional success. Spells where friendships, mental or physical health, or bringing joy back into life are an issue work well on this day, too.

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The Witches Almanac for *Sunday, November 18th

The Witches Almanac for *Sunday, November 18th

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

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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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Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for November 17th

Keep your eyes focused on the prize. Being in charge and reaching the top of the totem pole make sense following last night’s Mars move into Capricorn and with the Moon in this sign until tomorrow morning. Looking upward and onward is a key to enhancing your stature in the greater community and in your main fields of expertise.  Assisting you in reaching important worldly pinnacles are a creative and imaginative, 60-degree tie from Mars to Neptune (6:23AM PST) as well as the Inferior Conjunction of the Sun and Mercury retrograde at 26 degrees of Scorpio (7:48AM PST). A conjunction of this kind happens approximately every four months and can only occur when Mercury is in reverse and between the Sun and Earth. Visualize this astronomically as a line-up in the solar system of the Earth, Mercury, and the Sun. You can think of it as a New Mercury — when cosmic seed-ideas are seeking entrance into the eager minds of human beings.  Additional reinforcement is waiting in the wings later on as Mercury makes a subtle and yet still constructive, 30-degree rapport with Venus (6:20PM PST) while the Moon makes a supportive, 60-degree tie with Mercury (7:47PM PST). Catch up with correspondence, literary and educational endeavors.  Another void lunar cycle intervenes when the Moon makes a supportive, 60-degree link to the Sun (9:55PM PST). While this Moon-Sun contact may feel good and inspirational, it launches a void lunar twilight zone that lasts until 4:11AM PST tomorrow morning when the Moon enters service-oriented Aquarius. Keep a low profile as Saturday night morphs into Sunday morning.

Calendar of the Sun for November 17th

Calendar of the Sun

17 Blutmonath

Holda’s Blot

Colors: Brown and white
Element: Earth
Altar: On cloth of white and brown lay a spindle full of spun wool, a basket of white goose-feathers, two white candles, a needle and thread, a horn of mead, and a dish of honey-cakes.
Lean a broom against the altar.
Offerings: Cakes buried under the earth. Organize and clean the house.
Daily Meal: Hearty stew with root vegetables. Wholegrain bread.

Invocation to Holda

Frau Holle, good Lady
Of the Land Under The Earth,
Who we reach through
The well into the deep places,
You who reward each
As to the temper of the work
They accomplish each day,
You who have eternal patience
And yet no patience at all
With lazy fools who will not
Lift their hands in another’s need.
Lady of the hearth, the loom,
The spindle and the wheel,
The needle and the cooking pot,
These things that so many
Take simply for granted,
They are your kingdom
And your warm domain,
And if they should be removed,
We would sorely miss them,
Much more than we could guess.

Chant:

Snow is coming
Feathers on the wind
Mother Holda
Winter will begin…

(All approach the altar, seize handfuls of the goose feathers, and fling them into the air so that they fall like snow. Each then takes a turn with the broom, sweeping them up. The mead is shared and then poured as a libation.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Calendar of the Sun for November 24

Calendar of the Sun

14 Blutmonath

Day of Feronia

 

Colors: Purple and white
Element: Air
Altar: Set out a cloth of white overlaid by a cloth of purple, a white cloth cap with the word “Freedom” on it, several rough ropes, and a blade.
Offerings: Coins, to be donated to the appropriate cause, such as Amnesty International.
Daily Meal: Wine mixed with fruit juice, fresh fruits, sweetened breads and cakes.

Invocation to Feronia:

Hail, Lady of Freedom!
We are all bound by ropes and chains,
Some of them serving a purpose,
And some of them forced on us
By the selfishness of others,
Or by our own fears.
Give us the freedom
To choose our chains,
To bear only those bonds
That will uphold our spirits
And be free of those which harm them.
Let us not serve unworthiness
Out of illusion or fear,
But give us the strength to break free
Of the chains that hold us back
From following the path
The Gods have intended for us.

Chant:

Bene meriti servi sedeant, surgant liberi.
(Let the deserving sit down as slaves and arise as free people.)

(Let one who is chosen to do the work of the ritual come forth with the ropes, and bind the hands of all present. As s/he does so, s/he should ask, “What binds thee?” They may speak, or remain silent. If they speak, all present repeat it forth in unison. Then a second ritual worker comes forth with the blade, and to each s/he asks, “What frees thee?” If they speak forth, all present will repeat it forth in unison, and s/he will cut the ropes. If they cannot speak forth, they must remain bound until the end of Sponde, and must meditate before the altar of Feronia, and ask of her to show them the way out. At the beginning of Akte they may untie, but not cut, the rope, and they are to sleep with it knotted and hanging above their bed until such time as the answer comes to them, at which time it may be burned in an offering to Feronia.

[Pagan Book of Hours]