Solar Eclipse – Witchipedia

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Sun and the Earth causing the Sun to be fully or partially obscured by the Moon, as seen from Earth. This happens only during the New Moon.

A total eclipse happens when the moon appears large enough in the sky that its disc can nearly completely obscure the sun’s disc, leaving only a red ring around the dark shadow of the moon. This happens when either the moon is closest to the Earth (def:perigee) in its orbit or the Earth is furthest from the Sun in its orbit (this happens in month:July) or any variation on the orbits that cause the moon to appear as large as, or larger than the sun. If the moon is further away in its orbit(def:apogee), or the Earth is closer to the Sun in its orbit (it is closest in month:January), then the disc of the moon will appear smaller than the disc of the Sun and the moon will not fully obscure the sun. This is called an annular eclipse.

In truth, the Sun is roughly 400x larger than the moon, but it is also 400x further away so the two bodies appear approximately the same size in the sky. However, the moon’s orbit around the Earth is elliptical, so it is sometimes closer to the Earth than others and thus, appears larger and smaller respectively. Likewise, the Earth’s orbit around the Sun is elliptical so that at some points in its orbit, the Sun appears larger than others.

A partial eclipse occurs when the moon blocks only a portion of the sun….

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Astronomy magazine’s interactive eclipse 2017 widget

This tool has the answers to your eclipse day questions.
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Where will the eclipse start in your location on August 21?
Count down to the 2017 total solar eclipse of the Sun with Astronomy magazine’s Eclipse 2017 Widget from the makers of the popular SkySafari app. The widget lets you know exactly when the eclipse will start in your location, how long it will last, and when it will end. Use the interactive eclipse path map to simulate the eclipse from any location and figure out where you need to go to experience totality!

The Great American Eclipse is less than a month away. And the key to observing the eclipse safely and successfully is having the right tools…

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Prepare for the 2017 total solar eclipse

When it comes to preparing for the Aug. 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, Astronomy magazine has got you covered. This free guide will outline all you need to know as you prepare for next year’s event.

  • How important is it to be in the path of totality? Very. You want to be on the center line, where the shadow cast by the moon delivers the maximum amount of totality possible. We’ll tell you why you need to get there – and how.
  • Rehearse for eclipse day! With only a couple minutes of totality, you’ll want to make sure you do a run-through before the big event. In this guide, we’ll provide instructions on how to accurately rehearse for the eclipse.
  • When the time comes, you’ll need to view the eclipse safely. We tell you how to observe – and how not to observe – the sun.
  • An eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth all line up precisely. But how do astronomers accurately predict the timing? We detail the saros cycle in this guide.

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This site has more eclipse information: 8/21/2017 Eclispe

Happy August & Full Moon Lunar Eclipse!

August is bringing the eclipse season a month early and also a Mercury Retrograde (on 8/12), so you may be experiencing a more intense lunation than normal!The Moon is Full in Aquarius with a partial Lunar Eclipse on Monday, August 7 at 2:10pm, but you may have been feeling the effects for at least a week. If you have Aquarius on or near 15 degrees anywhere in your chart, pay particular attention to those areas of your chart.

Aquarius is the sign of the New Age, transformation, community consciousness, and visions of the future. More than ever, we are being called to release old patterns, tired and repetitive ways of thinking, and anything with a focus on the past. Eclipse cycles are 19 years and you can gain some information by looking back to where you were in August of 1998.

Want to hear more about the eclipse and ways to work with the moon?Here is my Divination for the Full Moon and Astrology Update!

The offerings at Mystery School are offering a sanctuary from cosmic influences! We are delighted to have some of the Autumn classes starting to roll out, like Rhythms of the Goddess – Season of the Witch! Plus, a new series called Medicine Woman with Brandi Auset that is perfect to offset eclipse season and has several offerings with more coming!

We are also thrilled to welcome Katherine Skaggs as a new instructor! She has a free offering for Tarot and the Goddess and new courses coming in September! Katherine is an inspirational Goddess artist and we are lucky to be collaborating with her!

Sending you calm vibes to survive the cosmic chaos! Thank you for being connected with Mystery School of the Goddess – I appreciate you!

And we have a NEW free summit coming in September for Feast of the Sacred Waters – stay tuned for the sign up link within the next week!

Blessings!
Kimberly Moore
Founder & Priestess
Mystery School of the Goddess
MotherHouse of the Goddess

This is from an email I recieved because I am on Mother House of the Goddess. To read more interesting and informative articles by Kimerly Moore and others please click on this link: Mother House of the Goddess

HOW TO CAST A MAGICAL CIRCLE IN 6 SIMPLE STEPS

Many spells and rituals start with the instruction: “Cast a circle, and then…”

But what is this magical circle, exactly?

And why do you need to cast it?

And what’s the best way to do it?

First, the what:

A magical circle is an energetic construct that you build or envision around yourself before working magic, doing a ritual, or sometimes even meditating. For a single magic worker or solitary witch, it’s usually around 5 or 6 feet in diameter, but the size expands based on the size of a group.

Sometimes, the circle is defined by something in the physical world, such as a ring of candles or scarves, or perhaps just symbolic items at the four cardinal points. Other times, it’s defined simply on the energetic plane.

Next, the why:

A circle serves two main purposes…

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25 facts you should know about the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse

Posted by Michael Bakich
on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

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This chart shows the paths of totality for 15 solar eclipses through 2028. // Astronomy: Roen Kelly after Fred Espenak, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

When I first wrote this blog, the event was more than three years away. Not anymore! Each day now seems to bring a new announcement of a talk, a workshop, or an event related to the eclipse. With tens of millions of people headed for the zone of totality, it’s going to be the biggest science event in history. In this blog I list 25 of the eclipse’s important details for our readership, the general public, and the media. Read them, and learn about the event. But for sure plan to experience totality. You’ll remember it for the rest of your life as the greatest thing you ever saw!1. This will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years. The last one occurred February 26, 1979. Unfortunately, not many people saw it because it clipped just five states in the Northwest and the weather for the most part was bleak. Before that one, you have to go back to March 7, 1970.

2. A solar eclipse is a lineup of the Sun, the Moon, and Earth…

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August 7/8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

Copied from Witches of The Craft website:

The partial lunar eclipse will be visible from most parts of South and East Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia.

Where to See the Eclipse
Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide — Timeline
Lunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.
The times displayed are accurate to around 2-3 seconds.

Event UTC Time Time Visible
Penumbral Eclipse begins Aug 7 at 15:50:01 Aug 7 at 10:50:01 am No, below the horizon
Partial Eclipse begins Aug 7 at 17:22:56 Aug 7 at 12:22:56 pm No, below the horizon
Maximum Eclipse Aug 7 at 18:20:29 Aug 7 at 1:20:29 pm No, below the horizon
Partial Eclipse ends Aug 7 at 19:18:09 Aug 7 at 2:18:09 pm No, below the horizon
Penumbral Eclipse ends Aug 7 at 20:50:56 Aug 7 at 3:50:56 pm No, below the horizon
The magnitude of the eclipse is 0.246.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 1.289
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 1 minute.
The duration of the partial eclipse is 1 hour, 55 minutes.

Eclipses Come in Pairs
A lunar eclipse always occurs about 2 weeks before or after a solar eclipse. On some occasions, a lunar eclipse can be both preceded and followed by a solar eclipse!

Resource

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(If you get the chance to see it and/or do a ritual during the eclipse please share your experience with those f us that do not live in the right part of Mother Earth to be part of it. Thank you! Lady Beltane)

The Sky This Week for August 3 to August 6

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The Southern Delta Aquarid meteor shower, Asteroid 89 Julia, and other cool things to look for in the sky this week.
By Richard Talcott

Friday, August 4

Look overhead around 11 p.m. local daylight time any day this week and your eyes will fall on the brilliant star Vega in the constellation Lyra the Harp. At magnitude 0.0, Vega is the brightest member of the prominent Summer Triangle asterism. The Triangle’s second-brightest star, magnitude 0.8 Altair in Aquila the Eagle, lies some 35° southeast of Vega. The asterism’s dimmest member, magnitude 1.3 Deneb in Cygnus the Swan, stands about 25° east-northeast of Vega. Although the waxing gibbous Moon diminishes the luster of stars this week, the Summer Triangle remains conspicuous.

Saturday, August 5

Distant Neptune reaches opposition and peak visibility in just a month, but the view now is essentially the same. The ice giant planet rises around 9:30 p.m. local daylight time and climbs nearly halfway to the zenith in the southern sky by 3 a.m. The magnitude 7.8 planet lies in Aquarius, 2° east of 4th-magnitude Lambda (l) Aquarii. You’ll need binoculars to spy Neptune and a telescope to see its blue-gray disk, which spans 2.4″.

Sunday, August 6

Asteroid 89 Julia should be relatively easy to find through small telescopes south of the Great Square of Pegasus. Your signpost for finding this magnitude 9.6 space rock is a squashed box of four 5th-magnitude stars: 55, 57, 58, and 59 Pegasi. The box lies 6° south of magnitude 2.5 Markab (Alpha [a] Peg), the star that marks the Great Square’s southwestern corner. Tonight, Julia stands 1.5° south of 59 Peg. If you sketch the field and then return to the same area a night or two later, you should be able to detect the asteroid’s movement relative to the stellar background.

(If you get the chance to see it and/or do a ritual during the eclipse please share your experience with those f us that do not live in the right part of Mother Earth to be part of it. Thank you! Lady Beltane)

 

Source

Astronomy Magazine

August 2017 Energy Report: Incoming Energies That None of Us Could Fore-See

From Witches of The Craft website: (This had to be copied instead of reblogged from the site as the internet is being wacky again)

The message today (amongst a gazillion others) “There are incoming energies that none of us could fore-see… basically referring to the whole month of August and this huge passageway we are in. When? when we experience them. How? In every way possible… for this is about energy and physical matter realities are subject to these. Energy first… always. The physical is a response, a materialization of vibrational matter that has taken form. The old rules of how physical realities are very different now/here. Unconsciousness represents heavier density, vibrating at a much different frequency than conscious matter does. Old Earth was unconscious, very dense, very fixed… Old Earth is so very not. Physical matter realities in each dimension are very different.

NEW Earth, all physical matter is alive, breathing, communicating, one… vibrant, brilliant and beyond magical and amazing to experience, with every breath. Here, full consciousness dictates matter… instead of the other way around.

Old Earth, physical matter was just that. Stuff, a tangible thing to be held in your hand, touched, owned and coveted by many. It became important, over other things. It became a thing to hoard. It became a thing to control, possess and identities to everything were formed. Other than dysfunctional or distorted, relationships to things were not pure…. this is changing, dramatically…. as everyone is “moved out of” Old Earth and onto NEW Earth now. Those Souls that chose not to ascend in the physical, will exit their bodies at an exponential rate now. There are many mis-perceptions of how Soul’s work/are by the waking human aspect still. This changes as all embody/hold the Light of their own Soul inside….

This body you inhabit, this is the Body that your Soul chose here. Your Soul’s Body… the form that houses your magic, magnificence and infinite everything, as a multi-dimensional here. This body you chose will go through many changes, transformations and adjustments along the way. It’s re-coding itself, your DNA, to match your highest aspects of who you truly are…. Galactics, Angels, Elementals, the whole Universe, Mer-maids/men/people, Temple priests/priestesses, Gods/Goddesses, Christed/Crystals/Crystalline, Stars/Suns/Moons/Planets/Galaxies, and so very much more. Every aspect you activate, your DNA activates too. It starts a genetic/template re-write, clearing distortions of each aspect through a purification process that your entire body goes through continually. Every new phase/activation, will trigger new codes within your physical form to begin this intricate process for you to EVOLVE as a Galactic Star BEing, Light BEing, your Ascended Aspects here. Each aspect has different DNA codes, so yes, this process is immense. Every part/particle of your body is “affected” (involved) by/with this.

Your bones, flesh, skin, organs, glands, body parts, brain, heart, spine, teeth/jaws, fingers, toes, feet, blood…. every itty bitty molecule and atom of you re-vamped/re-structured to become the Advanced NEW Earth HUmans that anchor the highest dimensions in the physical here. Your ability to HOLD the highest everything (timelines, realities, essences, understandings) within you, to walk as your highest aspects of you, to transmit this immense light as Love in everything you are & do. Your abilities as Cosmic Portals, to open these at-will, to hold them open and walk through them and to share this with those around you too, will become easier as you embrace these “weird & bizarre” aspects of yourself and let go of the judgment and pre-conceived notions of how anything is here.

You walk in the Higher Realms in the physical, yet not above anyone else. You hold this immensity by WHO YOU BECOME/ARE and you walk amongst each other, in a multitude of dimensions simultaneously…. vibrationally “in, out, in-between, across” all dimensions at once. Your own presence, awareness and ability to do this yourself is just one of your many gifts/abilities returned as you maintain full consciousness all of the time again.

Here, all are equal, have the same opportunities, abilities and capabilities too. The only difference is those who actually embrace this and do it and those who are not ready to believe/step into their own POWERS by holding fear, judgment and lack energy inside still and allowing their limited-fixed-mentality-closed hearted human to maintain control/command.

What is coming is beyond…. anything any of us have experienced in this physical incarnation here. It will blow our human minds, which is how this works…. for this is a vibrational existence where our Soul rules through a deep inner connection with all things as ONE/LOVE again. This is a PURE EXISTENCE where every action/thought and transmission is pure. This is where we all see our own human’ness and dissolve it back into love again, fully from within and we don’t let our ego have any power anymore.

Here, we do not play the games of duality and “against”. Here we UNIFY, we come together, work & play together, support each other and we SHARE. Here we support, inspire and we lift each other higher, we hold the bar higher, we aspire for more so that all of us can in-JOY this amazing and brilliant experience here.

Holding onto the old is fear and those realities cannot sustain anymore. Anything built on unconsciousness will collapse/be re-structured according to NEW EARTH FREQUENCIES and ENERGIES…. (code & sequences that restructure realities completely now). Where you maintain a disconnected state of separation (fear, judgment, less, lack, non-belief, criticism, needing proof, discounting what’s not visible and continue the chaos of distractions/duality, comparison, competition, “mine”), then these realities are being restructured & realigned for you in a different way than when you embrace and open up fully to participate with all that you are/have here.

These higher frequencies “target” physical matter, target the body, target DNA, target emotions and thoughts… for target = goes straight to the CORE programming/programs….

If your CORE is PURE, then this is what you will experience…. the most amazing and magical everything available, with the occasional “not so awesome” to deal with/move through/resolve. The “faster” you see all, the “faster” you can move through realities, dissolving the ones that no longer serve without even needing to experience “if you truly fully get it” … and just JUMP/step over into a whole new timeline, the moment you dissolve the ENERGY that CREATED that to start with…..

Your abilities to observe/see the ENERGY of all, give you the ability to see how each reality was constructed, so that you can choose to shift it your self. The moment you shift/change the vibration to a higher one, the moment you shift the entire reality… it is that easy, if you are ready to HOLD THIS IMMENSE POWER without any ego-separation within yourself….

Your Soul’s Body/Plasma Crystalline LightBody: Y/our Physical Body will need y/our full attention and support to “do” this huge transition phase we all now enter into with this massive Gateway and Harmonic Re-Alignment of August. Plenty of rest (heavy sleep where veils of amnesia are lifting and photonic light activates inside, creating the heavy foggy/groggy/dense/drugged feeling for awhile, sometime off & on for years for some). The body’s nervous system is being re-wired/re-configured, as is a whole new neural networking system in your flesh, the Quantum Field expanding from your muscles and density unanchoring from your teeth/bones, organs and more. As plasma energy activates inside of your body, as photons zoom zoom zoom/charge/move about, as your body transitions from linear existence (where everything was fixed and attached to certain outcomes) to non-linear (where all is vibrational and equates to Quantum Mechanics/Physics), everything changes, ESPECIALLY HOW YOUR BODY FUNCTIONS…. You will want to/need to fill your SPACE with all that supports, realizing your current reality is supporting your current phase, yet for your next higher/highest timeline to come forth, then your physical will need to change for this to occur. Observe your fear/hesitation, the scenarios that your mind tries to create, just watch them…. and from your highest consciousness state realize that what you BELIEVE is true and if you KNOW better (which you do), if you embrace the highest timeline and dissolve the lower one from within you, if you go ahead and access a new/alternate reality that is awesome, the one that’s not so awesome can dissolve, if you allow it to….

Where you keep playing in unconscious realities, then you keep creating these to experience here. You must be the one that chooses differently and is ready for your new/highest existence here. Ease comes as you stop fighting/resisting what you know and keep trying to fit all into the same old boxes/limits/conditions of before. Ease comes when you stop suppressing/hiding/holding back the magnificence that you are, the beauty and divinity of your Soul, the magic that you ALREADY ARE, without trying to keep being something that goes against you on a soul level, that creates separation and more misery for you to have to turn around and clear from your body….

As you realize that it’s up to you to STOP forcing yourself to try to fit in, to stop minimizing your beauty, to stop fearing opening up and connecting, showing who you are, being who you are, perfectly just as you are… you will. As you STOP trying to be something that you “thought” you were supposed to be and just allow yourself to be YOU…. your happiness, your joy, your freedom, your peace, your “home” feeling will return and you will unify inside with love again… the LOVE of yourself fully….. finally…. and you’ll stop compromising this for anything ever again.

When we all first start to wake up, on a soul level, we don’t know who we are. We unravel who we are not any longer, all that we created/attached to, needed to identify ourselves by and we realize none of that was true. It takes a bit for us all to go through the processes of transcendence, so be patient, as this is a never-ending process that evolves as we do. Just BE YOU. Your purest you, your truest you, your most authentic happy free you… open your heart to FEEL fully and to TRUST again…. trusting you that you won’t betray you anymore, that you will honor you, that you will stand in your own integrity to yourself and be your most awesome you. This creates an electromagnetic field that radiates out to touch all through your own Unified Field/Presence. This field is how you keep expanding, touching, affecting, making a difference, just by BEing… and then all that you DO come from this place/this space… a beautiful divine essence emanating from the CORE of your BEing …. out. Naturally. Organically. You don’t have to “try” to be anything at all. Just BE.

Physical Body ascension is a Gift. Your return to Full Consciousness is too. Anchoring Heaven on Earth, the magic, the amazingness, immense abundance and POWER… there is nothing to fear, for you cannot mess this up. You cannot gain access UNTIL each part of you is PURE. You cannot repeat the old, unless you allow yourself to go unconscious and then you will experience something to wake you up again. Make your conscious state your priority and the rest will fall into alignment for you. Ease comes as you are truly ready to do whatever it takes to stay conscious. Eventually you won’t have to “try” to stay conscious, as it will be your natural state. Unconscious/human/ego… this becomes the weird/bizarre/distorted… as all flips (it used to be the weird, “far out there” higher realms, lol).

Pay attention, open up, listen, feel… WANT TO KNOW/UNDERSTAND…. don’t try so hard (ego), notice your own body/muscles/tightening down/resisting/struggling and breathe/relax all fully again. Focus on your heart being open all of the time and noticing when you perceive anything as a threat. Ask yourself the questions that bring yourself the answers that FREE YOU and RETURN you to full power from within again. Allow yourself this amazing experience that you came here for…. Only you can.

I love you and will do a video as soon as I can with more. Expect the unexpected, embrace the unknown, open those portals, walk through those doors/into those gateways and hold the absolute highest vibration of love for yourself… the rest comes naturally as you do. ♥

Sacred Circle, Sacred Sphere: Mapping Consciousness with Seven Directions

by Selena Fox

Honoring the directions of the Sacred Circle is a widespread spiritual practice in ancient and contemporary Nature wisdom traditions. For many practitioners, honoring the directions is an essential component of all rituals. It is a way to create and to connect with sacred space. It also is a way of communing with Nature. Furthermore, it can be a way of mapping consciousness and viewing life.

The Sacred Circle with its directions is called by some, the “Magic Circle,” and by others, the “Medicine Wheel.” Some traditions emphasize the four compass directions of the Circle. Others work with the four compass points plus a central point representing unity. Some also include two additional directions in the center, up and down, to create a Sacred Sphere as well as the Sacred Circle. Qualities, images, colors, and other symbolic associations with the directions vary from path to path, but the idea of Sacred Circle as a place of balancing, healing, and wholeness extends across traditions.

I work with seven directions in my personal spiritual practice, in doing healing and counseling0…

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