Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Special Night...

There is a night,
come once a year,
a special night
not for cheer.

On that night,
strange things appear,
crawling out
from everywhere.

That who hides
the rest of the year,
on this dread night,
dares to appear.

Ghouls and witches,
skeletons galore,
ghosts, monsters,
undead and more...

All come out for
treats or tricks,
on this special night
of Old Hallo's eve.
~ written by me  ^__^

The Eight Wiccan Sabbats

There are eight wiccan sabbats or witches sabbats per year. They are based on seasonal changes and traditional harvest dates:

1 Winter Solstice - Yule
2 Imbolc
3 Ostara
4 Beltane
5 Summer Solstice
6 Lammas
7 Mabon
8 Halloween / Samhain

Northern Hemisphere: Dec 21
Southern Hemisphere: June 21
Winter Solstice, Saturnalia, Alban Arthan
The holiday of Yule was celebrated long before Christians adopted the date. Many of the Christmas traditions we see today stem from old Pagan customs. As the solstice, it is the longest night of the year. From this day forward, light begins to return and we celebrate the rebirth of the Sun God.
Traditions: lighting the Yule log, wreath making, gift giving
Correspondences: pine, holly, myrrh, cinnamon,

Northern Hemisphere: Feb 2
Southern Hemisphere: August 1
Candlemas, Imbolg, Brigid's Day
Imbolc is a day to celebrate the first glimpses of Spring, and it is also dedicated to the Celtic Goddess Brigid. Non-Pagans celebrate today as Groundhog Day. Make new starts in life, as you give your home a thorough cleaning.
Traditions: Burning fires and candles, cleaning, making a bed for Brigid
Correspondences: carnation, rosemary, chamomile, milk

Northern Hemisphere: March 21
Southern Hemisphere:Sept 21
Spring Equinox, Lady Day
This is another holiday that has been overlaid with Christian meanings (Easter). Eggs and bunnies are typical symbols, representing new birth and new life. Plant the seeds of long-term goals.
Traditions: Colouring eggs, decorating with flowers
Correspondences: jasmine, daffodil, lotus, new spring flowers

Northern Hemisphere May 1
Sothern Hemisphere: November 1
May Day, Walpurgis Night
The God born at Yule is now a man, and the sacred marriage between God and Goddess is consumated. Beltane is a celebration of fertility, growth, love and passion. However you celebrate Beltane, do it with joy and happiness.
Traditions: Dancing around the May Pole, lighting bonfires
Correspondences: Rose, lilac, vanilla

Northern Hemisphere: June 21
Southern Hemisphere December 21
Litha, Summer Solstice, Whitsun
Midsummer is the longest day of the year, and the strength of the Sun God begins to wane. The Goddess has left her Maiden form of Imbolc and is now in her Mother aspect. Refill your herb collection for the coming year.
Traditions: Fairy magick, collecting herbs
Correspondences: Orange, lemon, honeysuckle, vervain

Northern Hemisphere: August 1
Southern Hemisphere: Feb 1
As the first of the three harvest festivals, much of the symbolism for Lammas revolves around grains and bread. Sacrifices were common, though mostly symbolic, in order to ensure the continued success of the harvest.
Traditions: Bread baking, making corn dollies
Correspondences: corn, sandalwood, heather

Northern Hemisphere: Sept 21
Southern Hemisphere: March 21
Autumn Equinox, Cornucopia
Day and night are equal again, and the weather grows colder as winter approaches. This is the second harvest festival. Rituals of thanks at this time have brought about the modern holidays of Thanksgiving. Take some time to think about what you are thankful for.
Traditions: Making and drinking of wine, share with the less fortunate
Correspondences: grapes, blackberries, cedar, patchouli

Northern Hemisphere: Oct 31
Southern Hemisphere: April 30
Hallowe'en, All Hallows
Samhain (SOW-en) is the one Sabbat that is also widely celebrated amongst non-Pagans. The God has died, and the Goddess mourns him until his rebirth at Yule. It's the last harvest festival, and the end of the Wiccan year.
Traditions: Divination, honouring the dead, carving Jack o' Lanterns
Correspondences: pumpkins, apples, sage, mugwort

Saturn Enters Libra

Saturn, the planet of discipline, is a slow moving planet which stays an average of two and a half years in each sign of the zodiac. On October 29, Saturn moves from Virgo into Libra impacting many areas of our lives, especially our relationships and love life. And for the next three years our focus and energy is towards peace, fairness, and a well balanced life.

Saturn's task in Libra is to create harmonious relationships, and break up relationships that are no longer useful or positive for you. You will become acutely aware of any relationship which is unfair and will seek to balance the scales of equality and have peace and harmony in your life.

Saturn in Libra's has a duty to reestablish harmony and balance. Venus, the ruler of Libra, is also in Libra. This emphasizes Saturn's purpose in Libra of establishing healthy partnerships and especially romantic relationships, and as Saturn moves through Libra, it may become common to hear about divorces and breakups as it uncovers unhealthy patterns that have been ignored. Libra’s themes of fairness, diplomacy, civility, peace and relationship will get lots of attention and whether you are married, seriously committed or single, it is time to take your relationships more seriously than you have for awhile.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ready... set.... go!!

Jupiter the planet of luck, grace, favor and fortune has been retrograde since June 15. We may have all felt that our forward momentum had slowed down or even stalled. We may all have experienced a tightening of our wallets as well, since Jupiter brings wealth, abundance, and optimism. Our successes, accomplishments and prosperity are also all within the realm of the grace this large planet bestows upon us. So if you’ve felt a bit thwarted since June, you will start to see more forward movement happening when Jupiter turns direct on October 12-13 -- giving us all a green light. Venus’ entrance into social Libra on October 14 and Mars’ transit into fun Leo on October 16 adds stimulus for us to move ahead at full speed!

Jupiter governs our ideals, our sense of purpose, and basically that which brings us happiness. It also determines how challenging our life journey will be, and the attitude that we have towards life, depending on which house Jupiter occupies in the natal chart.

Enlist the energies of your progressed chart to understand where to focus your energies for maximum return. The continual movement of the planets through your life affects the events that shape your future. A progressed chart locates the signs, the aspects and the house positions for each of the planets for any given year and tells you how long they will remain in those positions. These changes show you when to act on the potential revealed by your natal chart and when to embrace growth in your life. Awareness of your progressed chart helps you to make informed decisions about every aspect of your life.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Bombing the moon

September 12, 1962:
"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard."

October 9 2009:
We choose to blow up the moon. We choose to blow up... the moon and kill all the Clangers, and test out the Soup Dragons armour, not because it is easy, that armour looks hard.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Truth about Pentagrams

The Pentagram means different things to different people. Some may argue as to what it represents, but I will tell you the real meaning of it. The Pentagram right side up represents God ruling over the world of matter. The 5 points represent the 5 places that Christ was wounded. Let us not forget that it also represents the elements, water, air, earth, fire and spirit.

There is also the upside-down Pentagram. It represents Satan or the world of matter ruling over God. It is the same as denouncing God. To wear it is to attract evil around you. Normally Satanists or devil worshipers and wannabe’s who like to pretend that they are evil only wear it!

Many mainstream religion believers think that they are both evil and represent the Devil. But that is because they are so...ignorant and blind to the fact that there is a difference. It shows their lack of study on the true facts of history. I wear the right side up Pentagram.

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