Lunar Eclipse-Full Moon. Perilous or not?

Dear Reader: Welcome to another publication of my Witch’s Gazette.  Interesting things are happening up above, with the celestial bodies. We have a charged Full Moon coming up Monday, August 7th.

Not only a Full Moon but, a Lunar Eclipse and the Moon in aspect to that rebellious sign: Aquarius! Already it sounds like a good drama worth watching, and we might think “Its gonna be so good!” So get your popcorn ready, and together lets navigate the landscape of the heavens..

A Lunar eclipse occurs during a Full Moon. Spiritually speaking, the Moon represents the feminine, nurturing, changeable, moody. She is the archetype Mother. The one in control of emotions,

An eclipse is charged with the energy happening at the moment of the eclipse. The Lunar eclipse brings changes, so it is wise to take advantage, and create any changes we want to make manifest. It is a moment of shadows and light. Illuminating the unseen and creating a bit of havoc, making us feel as if we are out of control. But wait! this is just the beginning!

A Full Moon, illuminates that which, has been in the shadows. On a personal level, it brings “illumination” if what we are seeking are answers to a particular situation for example. On other levels, it might bring out to the light, aspects of our lives or others of those close to us, which we might need to take a look at and decide if what we see is something we are happy with, or not.

What comes to the surface, can run the complete gamut of deep-rooted emotions, and hidden motives. It can also bring insights, needed to move forward, and show us where the best opportunities lay in the way ahead. With the Lunar eclipse combined with Full Moon, the situation is heightened. Choices you did not have before will appear as if from nowhere (surprises). Because of the charged celestial happening, things move faster, maybe forcing us to make decisions without much thought for the consequence. But, the very nature of a Lunar eclipse, urges one, to think twice before making a decision. Dig deeper into your own motives, and re-think the best course of action. Doing this, will help to change personal plans with a better outcome.

The plot thickens! We have not touched upon Aquarius yet.  This astro sign, is reigned by Uranus (modern ruler) Uranus urges one to express our individuality. Like Aquarius, this planet is intellectual and not too emotional. Some of the things Uranus rules are independence, upheaval, revolution and changes to the “status quo.” It also rules the unexpected in the form of surprises.  Although computers are said to be the domain of Uranus, remember that Mercury (communication) also rules technology.  Aquarius under this planet, is rebellious. Likes to shake things up, and turn around what is not needed to make space for something better, something more innovative. Aquarius looks to the future and ways to help humanity. It also likes to break boundaries and bring change.

Just a note here, Uranus, which went retrograde on August 2nd. might soften all these energies brought about by the Lunar eclipse/Full Moon. We might still get computers snafus, or little irritations with any of our technology run favorite devices and places.  Talking about technology, the Uranus retrograde its good to clean up your email inbox and trash files. Also good to let go of all those old pictures and unused files, just hanging needlessly in the recycle bin.

Lets not forget the power of the Full Moon alone, brings fruition to plans we have been working on since the last Full Moon. Magickal work may manifest. We can also utilize this time to reflect on the things we have accomplished and the things we still would like to make a reality.

To recap:

Lunar Eclipse+Full Moon+Aquarius = Changes, surprises, illumination, decisions, thinking twice, grab opportunities. Be ready for the unexpected!

The Lunar eclipse will start at 8:50 a.m. PST and end at 1:50 p.m. PST.

Full Moon: 11:10 a.m. PST

And as a final note,  remember, eclipses happen in pairs, we still have the total Solar eclipse (New Moon) to look forward to, on August 21st. We have not had one in 38 years! That will be interesting..

Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light.
Above all things reverence thyself.
– Pythagoras

 

Until I write again,

*M*

Copyright© 2017-Witch’s Gazette-Magickal Newsletter

First Publication: 2014

A Flower Power House Publication.

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Witch’s Gazette – Magickal Newsletter Pub XX

Victorian_woman_at_writing_desk-228x221Dear Reader: Welcome once more to the Witch’s Gazette. A place where you can just sit and relax for enjoyable read.

CURRENT HAPPENINGS:

As consumers in the Millennium, we see new techie gadgets that are supposed to help us with various tasks. Add to that the new advancement in robotic technology (like the drones that Amazon and Google are testing for super fast delivery of goods) The Millennium is populated with cool apps from your phone, which helps to manage your daily routine, to more advanced programed PC’s as well, with voice recognition software  and even your home, with those nifty robotic vacuum cleaners.

While is awesome to be standing at the age of many robotponderstechnological advancements, I wonder how this fits into the present “mind” collective of our planet Earth. Technology advances do not balance well with how we as humans are “growing.” I read somewhere, some time ago, that both of the above are out of whack (to be concise). Which is true. While we strive to understand all the new apps and devices that make our life “better” or “easier.” It is my humble belief, that we are failing to understand a very important component of what being a human being is all about, which is to understand (first and foremost) our fellow beings.

While we are “ooh-ing” and “wow-ing” all the cool things out in the market, we are consistently being at odds with each other. Wars still go on, famine is still a sad reality in some countries. Many are still clinging to outdated ideas, concepts of how other countries are all about, and still maintaining that demeaning “third world” country label and worldview. So, instead of opening up our minds, and learning more about our global neighbors, it seems as if the “mind” collective is becoming more immersed with the “now”, the “right here” which makes us more insular instead of being more broad-minded.

I do love technology advancement and all that it brings in its wake.   I am a steampunk enthusiast. I love the concept of a world into which technology and old style living blend and thrive harmoniously. This is how I see society (in a sense) now. We are very much still old-fashioned in our outlook  but we are surrounding ourselves with things that many don’t understand. We have to constantly be rushing, to be caught up with the newest gadget and the lingo that accompanies such new things. While all this is happening, Earth spiritually and physically is very much at odds with us its inhabitants. It is a maelstrom of actions and emotions aggravated with the need of humans for progress no matter what we squash and destroy in the march to the “future”.

How do we change and when? This is precisely the moment for change. I am not proposing, that you rush to another country to try to understand that culture. I am proposing to start right where you are. The change to happen, has to come from within. That mysterious inner cosmos that is part of the Earth cosmos. How can we understand others when we even don’t know our very own selves? A long time ago, someone I loved dearly (and still do) taught me, that if I wanted to be respected, then I had to give respect. Through her love of gardening I learned to honor other things outside of myself, simple lessons given through her love of all that was nature. Those lessons come to me now, in this time of needed change. We have lost respect not only for each other, but for this planet. It is good to have technology. It helps not only us, but Earth. What we have to find, is a way in which both can live on a balanced frequency. How we will accomplish this, is a journey that is needed for humanity to move forward into true advancement of the soul.

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PLANETS AND STARS – A CELESTIAL PEEK AT THE WEEK:

This week we have an unusual combo of celestial happenings, lovely!

We start off the week with Mercury entering Aries at 6:44 p.m. (PST). Mercury as you all know, is the planet of communication. Aries is famous for being impulsive, so be careful of what you say. This combo affects us, in a way  that we may talk before we think. If you have something important to say to someone important in your life, I suggest dear reader, to just chill, and wait it out.

On Tuesday March 31st Mars exchanges the Aries impulsive energies with the more mellow energies of Taurus. But! remember that Taurus is known for its stubborn streak, and Mars is and always will be the warrior planet. It will fight your cause. It will not let you give up! Pick a goal so that their energy can be put to excellent use to add perseverance to achieve success. Mars/Taurus will be with us for 6 weeks! make good use of it while it lasts.

Then we end the week with awesome celestial energies. On Saturday April 4th. we will have a total Lunar eclipse at 5 a.m. (PST). Then the  Libra Full Moon at 5:06 a.m. The Lunar eclipse will be seen globally so for those that like me, are in the West coast, you have to rise pretty early to get a glimpse. There is just a hiccup in this awesome mix. First with a Moon in Libra square with Pluto in Capricorn. It will last about 4 hours. No biggie. Most of us are asleep. Then we have an opposition of Libra Moon and Uranus/Aries. But this one happens exactly when the Moon goes void of course at 8:59 a.m. (PST). My advice is postpone any major plans. Uranus is too wild for my taste (and remember that it co-rules the central nervous system with Mercury..avoid stress!) and Aries doesn’t help matters with its impulsive nature. Just sit tight. It will last four hours. Plan accordingly.

Easter falls on Sunday April 5th as well as Passover…interesting day as both these calendar events concur with Sun square Pluto.  Sun is seen as bringer of life. It needs to shine and helps in matters in which we want to do just that. Pluto on the other hand is the planet of transformation. If there is anything where you are at turmoil, then this planet will bring change. A square is when friction exists between two planets. Once challenges the other. Lets see what this square leaves in its wake.

MAGICKAL TIP OF THE WEEK:

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With the spotlight on Aries, the planet of choice for this week is Mars. This planet given its attributes, is perfect when there are obstacles to overcome.

You will need:

A red candle ( it can be a votive candle or a small pillar candle)

Iron nail

Incense: Dragon’s Blood or Cinnamon.

A glass of red berry juice.

Tuesday is the day for Mars. On this day, inscribe your candle with the symbol of Mars, your name and a few words like “Overcome x or y habit” “Overcome all obstacles to success” etc, etc. Whatever it is you need to work on. Hold you candle and think of what you want to achieve. Imagine those obstacles as big rocks or as walls and how they will be brought down. Place on a fire safe container and lit your candle.

Light your incense and pass around the candle and around your glass of juice. Place incense next to the candle.

Place the glass of juice between your hands and visualize energies going into the juice. This drink represents the endurance you need to see your goal through. Drink juice while sitting next to your candle. Gaze at the flame and infuse it with your positive thoughts. Repeat as needed.

Well dear reader, another week has arrived and the third month of the Gregorian calendar is over. With Spring here, many of us, tend to daydream a little and admire the work of Nature. This is the perfect time to sow the seeds of what we want to see accomplished. New goals, old dreams.. with the energy of Mars in Taurus, why not make them come true? Thank you for stopping by for a little read.

I hope to see you next week! same place, same time!

Until I write again!

*M*

Copyright © 2015 by M

First Publication:

2014

A Flower Power House Publication.

This e-book is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy,recording or any information storage and retrieval system now known to be invented, without permission in working with the publisher. All rights reserved.