The Moon in the Signs – Part 3 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.

CAPRICORN

Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign dominated by the lesser master, Saturn. This is good planting and graphing time, but when the Moon is here everybody wants to be the boss, so hold back on the autocratic orders. This sign is a gateway to the land of magic and very powerful in obtaining what you need. In this Moon, you will find the crone and profound wisdom, so don’t let negativity and depression get you down, However, the Moon is not happy here and tends to be ruthless with other’s feelings. Try bending at the knee for a little humility.

AQUARIUS

Aquarius is a fixed air sign ruled by traditional Saturn and transpersonal Uranus. This Moon is happy working for the common good of all, so use this time for coven matters or working magic for others. Selfish independence is a problem with this imperial Moon, as personal magic can boomerang with scattered thinking. Garden chores should be limited to weeding and clean up. It’s ok now to dress a little weirdly and express your off-the-wall thoughts. Stay out of your in-line skates if you have weak ankles.

PISCES

Pisces is a feminine mutable water sign traditionally ruled by Jupiter and by the modern Neptune. Another very fertile sign, it is good planting all seeds. This is the Moon that rules magic itself, so it is very powerful for prophecy, dreams, and deep psychic work. Use it to explore past lives and all secrets; you can find things you’ve lost or mix potent ritual elixirs and perfumes. You don’t need to polish off the cooking sherry to make music and dance or find your spiritual roots. Avoid getting lost in the fantasy; keep your feet on the ground.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Lesson of Mercury in Retrograde

Surviving Mercury in Retrograde always feels like such an accomplishment. Even if you are not fully aware of the time period of this retrograde, you start noticing when all the debris starts piling up. These past few weeks have been filled with a litany of things going wrong, missed chances, snafus in communication, technology slowing down or failing completely. It’s fairly consistent, and I see customers coming into the shop alternately dazed, confused, furious or just plain exhausted. There are a few of us that huddle together in front of the shop’s ancestor altar asking, “How was it for you?” “Not so bad, my friend. It’s more like watching a movie.”

To continue reading…

 

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

http://www.sun-gazing.com/rare-lunar-eclipse-pisces-prepare-huge-energy-shift-night-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

Sun Astroligical SIgns and Their Cooresponding Element

Each of the twelve Sun signs correspond to one of the four basic elements of nature. Usually you feel most drawn to the element that you are born under and can work with it the easiest when doing spells and/or rituals.Those born on the cusp (three days either side of the changing from one astrological house to the next) have the advantage of having two elements they may work with well and/or drawn to. Many time though those born on the cusp feel more drawn to the sign their birth date falls closer to, for example someone born May 21st is on the cusp of Taurus and Gemini may feel a pull more towards Taraus which is Earth then Gemini which is Air or a combination of both.

Sun Signs and Their Element

EARTH:

Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

AIR:

Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

WATER:

Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

FIRE:

Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

FOr more reading on this topic here is a general Goggle search link:

https://www.google.com/search?q=zodiac+signs+elements+chart&oq=astroligal+signs+elements&aqs=chrome.3.69i57j0l5.18175j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8

A Thought for Today

Astrology is an interesting area of study as it has many different interpretations.  Not only are there the Sun signs we are most familiar with, but there are signs from many cultures and countries from around the globe. Each type of astrology has its own set of meaning and which sign you birth date falls into. Many also rely on where you were born and the time of your birth to give a full astrological reading specific for just you.

I have found over the years to get a full understanding of myself astrologically I have had to read and combine different types of signs and their meanings. While some people think astrology is a bunch of nonsense to most witches and pagans it helps them understand their craft, self and why some things happen in their life while other things don’t.

Today’s thought is to open your mind to the possibility of how astrology can help guide your life path.

An Overview Of Astrology

Definition Of Astrology

Astrology is a system for interpreting the positions of celestial bodies, primarily the Sun, the Moon, and the planets, as they move through an area of the sky called the zodiac. Astrology is a model for describing all that exists on Earth, particularly human personality and experience.

Tropical Astrology

In the Western world, most astrologers use a type of astrology called tropical astrology, which is based on the Earth’s four seasons. Each year, the first day of spring (the vernal equinox) marks the beginning of the tropical zodiac.

For more information on this topic from this website, use the following link:

http://astromonica.com/astrologyoverview.html

Your Astrology for May 1st, Beltane

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Astrology of Today – May 1, 2015

Summary:

This is a day for making plans and devising strategies, but we must first pull ourselves out of a spiraling, suspicious frame of mind first. The tendency to work indirectly towards our goals is strong today.

  • The Moon is in Libra all day (until Saturday, May 2nd, at 9:47 PM).
  • The Moon is waxing, and is in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
  • Mercury spends its first full day in Gemini.