The Moon in the Signs – Part 2 of 3

The Moon moves through the twelve signs of the zodiac each month, spending about two and a half days in each sign and taking on the sign’s characteristics while there. Moon sign astrology is an ancient tradition and holds a significant place in folklore and magic. In addition to using the waxing and waning phases of the Moon in daily life, it is important to know which Moon signs can be helpful to the job at hand and which will work against you. Here is a description of how the Moon behaves in each of the twelve signs.


Leo is a fixed fire sign, and King Lion is ruled by the SUn. It is the most barren sign and the only garden job it is good for is weeding. Leo loves to be appreciated and looked up to. Use this Moon to work with your stocks and bonds, creative arts, pets, hobbies, and romance, Throw a dinner party with a drama flair – make barbecue or serve flaming brochettes, in honor of the Sun. Be generous and kind; don’t behave like a sulky child.


Virgo is a mutable earth sign, and it too is ruled by Mercury, which lends abstract thought and a keen critical intellect to the Virgin. Pay attention to details and all matters concerning health and healing, nutrition, herbs, crafts, ethics, service to others, volunteering, and communication needs. Use this Moon’s energy to thoroughly clean house.


Libra is a cardinal air sign and also ruled by Venus. When the Moon is here it is time for partnership matters, legal affairs, socializing, and planting flowers. Balance and harmony are the Venusian theme to this Moon time, so use it to accomplish things with another person. MAgic can be done with a partner, and it’s definitely time for romance, sprinkle rose petals in the incense burner, but don’t overimbibe; your kidneys will give you a headache.


Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign, under the domain of Jupiter. Go with your current mood of warmhearted friendliness and take your mother-in-law to lunch and a lecture at the museum. Schedule a trip to Malta or Avebury Plain for an independent journey. Be Philosophical about your restlessness and mail your manuscript to the publishers. Use intuitive gifts to work some divination magic. Harvest fruits and vegetables. Be careful not to injure your hip when you fall over the pattern in the linoleum. (I think the last line was put here just for me since I can trip over my own feet…lol)

Copyright by K. D. Spitzer in Llewellyn’s 1999 Witches’ Datebook Pages 14-17

The Moon in the Signs – Part 1 of 3

The Moon moves through the twelve signs of the zodiac each month, spending about two and a half days in each sign and taking on the sign’s characteristics while there. Moon sign astrology is an ancient tradition and holds a significant place in folklore and magic. In addition to using the waxing and waning phases of the Moon in daily life, it is important to know which Moon signs can be helpful to the job at hand and which will work against you. Here is a description of how the Moon behaves in each of the twelve signs.


Aries is a cardinal fire sign that is ruled by the planet Mars. When the Moon is here, it is time for starting new ventures, particularly financial or medical. Don’t plant seeds for your garden, though. This Moon is about the self and the ego and anything ruled by Mars – knives, sharp things, strength, daring, courage, and lust. Use this moon for quick results, not for things that will drag out. People will be enthusiastic during this time, and also headstrong and rash. If you fall, you’ll land on your head.


Taurus is a fixed earth sign that is ruled by Venus. The Moon exalted in Taurus which means that it is very happy here and can be used for anything associated with love the arts. Taurus is about values, possessions, money, fertility, and Mother Earth. This is a good time for gardening and anything requiring hard work and steady progress. People be cautious and protective of what they have. You’ll think your voice sounds especially lyrical in the shower now.


Gemini is a mutable air sign ruled by the Mercury; it is also a dual sign, which means you can do two things at once, or perhaps not be able to make up your mind. You may feel restless and changeable, but it is also a good time to write, study, or communicate with your family. Be careful of what you say or ask for; you may mean it for only as long as it takes you to say it. Practice your sleight of hand or juggling, as your fingers are very nibble now.


Cancer is a cardinal water sign and the home of the Moon herself. When the Moon is here, she is at her most powerful, so use her for working important magic and divination. This is the most fertile of signs, good for planting any seeds. The Moon rules the home, children, the emotions, cooking, eating, and all nurturing. Prepare your favorite comfort food, but don’t overeat! Do kitchen magic and be careful not to hurt anyone’s feelings.

Tomorrow we will cover Leo, Virgo, Libra, and Scorpio

Copyright by K. D. Spitzer in Llewelly’s Witches’ Datebook 1999 Pages 14 – 17

The Witches Digest for Wednesday, August 30 – (Part 2 )

Current Moon Phase for August 30th

Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 61%

The Moon today is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has it’s roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

The Witches Digest for Wednesday, August 30 – (Part 2 )

Big Energies This Week For Soul Advancement by Molly McCord

It’s a dynamic week with both the Mars in Cancer and Sun in Cancer making squares to Uranus in Aries. This is the energy of breakthroughs, breakdowns, impatience, aggressive anger, big outbursts, and an immediate desire to ACT.

Keep in mind that whatever is frustrating, triggering, or getting to you this week is a message that is meant to PUSH you through to the other side of something so you’re no longer on the fence. We are meant to be changing and making decisions this week about what we want NEXT – and sometimes, discomfort has to come up to get our attention. Discomfort is actually a very clear messenger – so trust that it is happening for a reason.

We can misinterpret the discomfort, frustration, or trigger to be more than it is. We can think it is too big, or too much, or we’re not sure what to do – hence, the anger and impulsiveness can come up out of frustration with ourselves.
Look at what you NEED that has been unspoken, untouched, and unacknowledged. It may be something from childhood… or when you were unsure how to communicate or express something about yourself. It can also feel highly personal and subjective, as it’s one of those unconscious patterns that keeps popping up or showing you something you need to claim and work with it a higher level of understanding. Have you been holding yourself back?
Change is the theme – so what is calling you to evolve? What is so dang uncomfortable that you don’t want to keep spinning in it and you want to set YOURSELF free?
Do that. And if you’re not sure HOW yet, the incoming Leo energy will give you the courage, heart, and drive to take those next steps.
Take time to sit with yourself and ask what you need to change and what you want next… and the upcoming New Moon this weekend will help show you the way forward as we enter eclipse season. Change is in the air (yet again!) and the more honest you can be about your truest desires, the easier it will be for you and the Universe/God/Spirit/Source to help you get there. ❤

As above, so below.
As within, so without.

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We’re on the other side of a game-changing Full Moon in Capricorn – need a breather and a break?

Take one and rest up as we prepare to shift energies big time in August. The Sun in Cancer supports as much self-care as you need, although it will be making a square to Uranus in Aries shortly and a pleasing trine to Chiron in Pisces.

We enter eclipse season soon, so enjoy any downtime while you can because life speeds up with intensity and momentum in August.

Every Wednesday, we discuss the energies of right now and what’s coming up with the planets in the week ahead so you can have a heads up about how to consciously + powerfully work with the energies in your life and in your chart.

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FULL MOON in Capricorn July 8th / 9th 2017~

*FULL MOON* coming into bloom in Capricorn brings core issues to the forefront of our consciousness. This is a time to strengthen personal boundaries and time to honor our feelings as we carefully navigate the delicate shores of our relationships.
Time to send our roots deeper into Mother Earth and call upon our unseen allies, angels, and great Spirit within and around us to help us walk with grace and strength through what could be some tricky territory.
Here are the MYSTIC MAMMA Astral Insights from our beloved featured astrologers. First from astrologer CHAD WOODWARD  from his Kosmic Mind:

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*NEW MOON* SuperMoon in Gemini May 25th 2017~

*NEW MOON* SuperMOON in GEMINI brings us the lesson of self reflection through the myriad mirrors of external forms. She teaches us to trust our internal channels of communication and guidance more than any external sources of information.
GEMINI says honor your knowing, learn from your mirrored reflections and create new pathways by thinking new thoughts arising from within.
Here are the MYSTIC MAMMA Astral Insights from our beloved featured astrologers. First from the always illuminating SARAH VARCAS from her

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Astrology Update – Full Moon in Scorpio by Mary Lomando


Scorpio is the fixed water sign ruled by both the planet Mars and Pluto. This is a highly charged full moon in two fixed signs (Sun in Taurus and Moon in Scorpio) signifying the need to breakdown long -held emotional, psychological and physical patterns. Scorpio has the capacity to move from the lowest depths to the highest peaks. It is the spirit of the Phoenix, which rises from the spiritual fire of its own ashes to be reborn into something new. Wherever a “system” is stuck (whether government, economic, religious or personal), it is time to let go, forgive, and move on to create something new. Nothing in this universe remains stagnant for very long. Change and growth is inevitable.

This Full Scorpio Moon shakes us out of complacency offering yet another opportunity to let go of old beliefs, situations and circumstances that do not match our inner truth.  The Scorpio moon is a great time to indulge in some quiet reflection on your own; schedule a massage, treat yourself to an astrology reading, meditate and honor your inner world. Just spending a few minutes “moon-gazing” is a wonderful way to recharge your psychic batteries.

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Rare Lunar Eclipse During Pisces: Prepare For a Huge Energy Shift On The Night of September 16, 2016

This is a great read and explains so much of why we are feeling torn in so many directions and in so many ways. 

Brightest Blessings Sisters and Brothers,

SunRay Sorceress

September Astrology and Eclipses

The beginning of fall brings us eclipse season! Ready or not, powerful energies will be surging through in September to push us forward on our individual and collective paths. Eclipses are intense connections between the Sun, Moon, and Lunar Nodes that occur only twice a year, so there is an added charge of potentials, change, breakthroughs, and developments in September.


Join me and fellow soul astrologer Dominique Jaramillo as we talk about the Solar Eclipse on September 1 at 9 deg Virgo, and the Lunar Eclipse on September 16 at 24 deg Pisces. Grab your astrology chart to see where these are showing up for you!


Plus, we have Mercury retrograde in Virgo through most of September as back-to-school and sports activities get underway – keep those to-do lists and calendars in pencil!


Dominique is an astrologer, wife and mother to a sweet Pisces boy. She is deeply committed to her roles in this life and yet always working hardest at not taking it all too seriously (Sun in Aquarius in 8th house). She offers readings and astrology tshirts on her website Duality and Beyond. 


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