Welcome to another installment of my weekly newsletter.
The dear old groundhog has one more been avidly watched by many to find out just how long the Winter season will last. It seems we will see the winter last its full 6 weeks, but are we surprised dear reader? That is after all how much longer the season lasts. Nature will not be rushed. Whether we have a very cold winter (which it is, in the Northeast section of the United States) or milder weather (which, we have in the Southwestern section) it is the Winter season. Poor old groundhog, must be puzzling to him all the hoopla and goings on around this time of year. Perhaps all he wants to do is sleep it off!
CURRENT HAPPENINGS: Technology and all that it entails have brought us together in many ways. Advances in communication has made it easier and faster to connect with one another from one corner of the planet to the next.
Sadly it has drawn us away from our spiritual self. We have come to loose the connection to our ancestral beliefs and to our beautiful planet Earth.
Many see the passing of the year, as only having 4 seasons. But to the spiritual minded and the ones that live their life through the natural pattern of nature, there is awareness that Earth goes through an 8 season cycle. Earth is alive and in constant change. It makes a transition about every 45 days. Although the beginning of each of the four seasons, the Equinoxes and Solstices are times of celebration, the peaks of these three months periods are too.
We live on this powerful and magical planet. We need to show our gratitude for letting us walk on her soil, and sail on her waters, by acknowledging these changes. No matter how far we have come in terms of technology. Earth is a natural energy. The wheel of the year goes on. Every time we see its beauty unfold before our very own eyes. Lets rejoice in the beauty and thank that which sustains our daily life.
CRYSTAL BALL A PEEK AT THE WEEK:
Monday Feb. 2nd- Imbolc. Second quarter. Moon enters Leo at 9:41 a.m. Leo Moon trines Saturn in Sag.
Tuesday Feb. 3rd. Full Moon An excellent day. There is a promising alignment of the Leo Full Moon with the expansive Jupiter. This conjunction will happen at 9:31 p.m. and it will extend their powerful energies through out the week. Positive energies that will help to take care of unresolved issues and bring completion to anything you might have been working on. Take advantage and don’t let this magickal threshold slip you by!
Wednesday Feb. 4th – Begins with the moon void of course (it happened on the conjunction on the night before – 9:31 p.m. PST). Moon enters Virgo at 9:46 pm. PST.
Thursday Feb. 5th – Day begins with a Virgo Moon in place and goes through a sextile – Mercury/Aquarius – Saturn/Sagittarius. Sextile encourages positive exchange between two planets. It ends with an opposition on Virgo Moon -Venus/Pisces. Even though the opposition make planets work or struggle against each other, it is not as difficult as it may seem. They can still come to some type of understanding. It is always good to note what energies the day begins with as well as the ending energies. This is a good rule of thumb if you are making an important decision for the day.
Friday Feb. 6th – 3rd quarter. Moon is still in Virgo and it will go void of course at 2:09 p.m. PST. Jupiter which is in retro mode until April 8th, goes into opposition to the Sun. The opposition helps to detach ourselves from our plans and goals and take a look into them with a neutral perspective. This is a good opportunity to fine tune those goals and plans to ensure success.
Saturday Feb. 7th – 3rd quarter. Moon enters Libra at 10:44 a.m. PST. A very positive day for any mundane or magickal efforts or activities. There is a trine between Libra Moon and Mercury/Aquarius 3: 07 pm. PST and two sextiles. One at 6:44 pm. PST between Libra Moon and Saturn/Sagittarius and the last one at 9:53 pm. PST between Libra Moon and Pluto Capricorn.
Sunday Feb. 8th. 3rd quarter. Moon still in Libra. Sunday being a day of the Sun and success, will bring a push to any matter even though aspects are not the greatest for this day. Since the Moon is in waning period, a good day to successfully get rid of unwanted habits, clean out the house/apartment of stuff you do not want anymore, etc.
These are from my motivational cards ” I can do it” From Louise Hay. I have drawn the following message: ” I am now willing to be open to the unlimited prosperity that exists everywhere” on one side. An the other side: “Life supplies all my needs in great abundance. I trust life”
I see the message of the card as having the will to grab the energies that are all around us, and make it work for our individual needs. As we trust that life is a constant flow of energy, so we work towards our desires goals, instead of just waiting for things to happen, we MAKE things happen.
MAGICKAL TIP FOR THE WEEK:
The purpose of this week’s tip, is to help you step back, and take a look at the space where you create magick. It is a good idea to periodically pay attention to not only the tools, but the place where magick is conducted. This helps to reconnect to its energies, and bring new insight into your magickal life.
Do you have a space for your magickal work? Do you have a big altar, or a side table? Is your altar mobile? Is it a place you have placed aside for it, that will be just for that? or is it versatile and it doubles (or triples as the need arises) as your dining table or maybe your personal desk?
If you have one specially for magick, what would you do to make it more practical? If you have to make your altar wherever you find space, do you think you could come up with a new, innovative way of creating an altar that can be carried anywhere in your living space? Do you think it could do with an altar “make over”. Take note of all that you can. Cleanse your altar, as well as your tools. Write down all that comes to mind when you see your altar. What do you feel when you conduct your magick on your altar or your makeshift space for spells?
This exercise will help to bring clarity to your magickal practice as well as opening you to the energies that go into creating your sacred space. Try it for at least a week. You will notice new insights. Remember that the altar is an extension of your belief.
Another week has gone by and with it, ideas, plans and rethinking of goals perhaps. Life lived through a kaleidoscope of moments. Moments that amount memories. What memories, dear reader would you want to look back on as you grow older?
I hope to see you next week! same place, same time!
Until I write again!
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