Astrological Forecast for May 2023

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We have a few announcements to make. For one, we are entering a rare black moon tonight. This is a name granted to a small group of New Moons. So what is a Black Moon? There’s no consensus on what it is. It’s not even considered an astronomical term.

It’s pure astrology. These are a few definitions from Time and Date.com

So, either multiple new moons or the absence of a full moon or new moon. That’s basically what a black moon is. This is a time of darker energies. Not bad at all. This is basically a new moon on hyper drive.

So the same stuff applies just stronger :

Wish making, introspective thinking, destruction of curses or negative energy, cleansing and recharging charms, re-binding your spells, working with the dead, banishings, etc..

From Pandora Astrology

But now to the other stuff. Jupiter.

At the moment Jupiter is in the sign of Taurus. And will remain there until May 25th. Prosperity and Abundance will be ours this year. Or so Astrologers say. Here is a list from a fellow blogger Amor Et Mortem on how this will effect your signs.

Here are some links :

Black Moon in Taurus May 19th

New Moon in Taurus : Enjoying the pause, preparing for breakthrough

The Guardian Daimon & Astrology

Thrimilice-Monath : Three Milkings Month

This last one isn’t about Astrology. But it does have to do with ancient traditions and Anglo Saxon months. That’s about it everyone, be blessed!

– M

Astrological Forecast : The Stars of the Dead

Hermes in his Reaper aspect

Mercury retrograde is upon us once more. We approach that time of the month again. When our divine messenger becomes a psychopomp. And leads the dead away for the mysteries of the afterlife. Let’s begin.

From Witches of the Craft,

Pretty straight forward. The usual stuff about not making concrete plans or important decisions during a retrograde. However there’s another side to it. A side that is way more positive. The way of silence.

The way of silence involves using dark energy. And dark beings also. For the healing of the mind, body, and soul. It isn’t the typical new age stuff. Not that I am against the New Age.

One of the people I admire the most was Edgar Cayce, the Father of the New Age. He was a Christian Mystic and Prophet. This man had powers that baffle even the more traditional mediums. My problem is with people who have taken the New Age and perverted. Making it into the trendy, feel good, Splenda flavored crap it has become today.

Simply, dark energy does not always mean evil. It actually doesn’t ever. All energy, such as light and dark are neutral. And can be used for evil or good accordingly. Let me show you an example of the darkness being used for good.

The Path of Silence

Sister’s of Perpetual Indulgence,
Day of the Dead Shrine, at the Ceremony of Altars at SF’s Garfield Park in the Mission District on the evening of November 2.
By
Walker Dukes

This is what I call the path of silence. It’s a term I sort of self coined in my own meditations. For my own brand of shadow work. So in my shadow work, when a Retrograde comes, I try to sit still in the pain. Sit outside of my comfort zone.

Where most people don’t like to be. I think of the things I typically hold in. Like a closed fist. And I unclose that fist. I let the flood waters out.

I react in a variety of different ways. Including crying. I let myself shake even. Or sometimes I get so overwhelmed I sleep. And sleep is actually the best way to do this work.

There in the Darkness

Hermes is one of the Theoi Khthonioi the Gods of the Underworld

There in the darkness, I eventually quiet the voices down. Until I hear nothing. Just the empty void. As quiet as a tomb. I hear a single water drip down into a pool.

And when I open my eyes I’m in a cave. And there, walking towards me out of the infinite shadows that would drive all of us mad, is Lord Hermes. The Shadow Lord. No longer the young, clean shaven youth. But the older, darker, bearded man.

I am on the cold sandy floor crossed legged. He sits on a stone in front of me. He studies me for a long time. It makes me uncomfortable as hell. And he asks me what I wish to discuss.

And I begin my therapy with him.

Actually this is therapy and confession as well as cleansing. During this time I practice pure necromancy. I avoid anything related to the light as much as possible. And I gaze into the void we all carry within. And I try to learn more about myself.

I don’t hate myself at all. In fact it’s the opposite. I hold court with myself. Different versions of myself appear behind him. And each speak and tell me their problems.

I begin to strategize with Hermes and my guides. About what changes to make. One by one each version is purified in a ritual cleansing that is secret. Then I re-absorb them into myself. In this way I am regaining my personal power.

And doing away with negative things that only hinder me. I am also promising to myself in the name of a God, that I will at least try to be better. And to do better next time. This is a form of shadow work you can do during any retrograde. You just substitute Hermes for the whatever God of whatever planet is in Retrograde.

And of course the problems each retrograde brings out are different. Another thing to do, is perform a Necromantic Ritual. Either with your own ancestors or the God whose planet is about to enter retrograde. Asking them for a deliverance from the bad luck and other negative aspects of a retrograde.

The Shadows Grow……

but that’s not a bad thing

There’s a solar eclipse tonight. Which when combined with the New Moon and the Mercury Retrograde unleashes a lot of shadow power. When there is a solar eclipse, it’s the Sun Gods and Goddesses entering their death forms. This may sound like a contradiction right? How is it possible. How the fuck can a Sun God like Ra or Hawk Maiden or Apollon or Amaterasu be dead? Because everything dies.

Even our sun will one day die.

And then it all comes back in an endless cycle. A hoop that never breaks. The Sun Gods can and do die. In fact they appear in several funerary texts. Eternal life can also be the same as death.

In Christianity, you can only gain immortality through dying and entering Heaven. And then you become one with Jesus and therefore be eternal. So it’s not a contradiction. The Solar Deities entering their deathly aspects increase the powers of the Retrograde and the New Moon. Which is the natural time of the dead.

Now to make it even stronger, today is the feast of Baron Samedi. The Vodoun Loa (God) of the dead. And it’s also the feast of Saint Expedite.

The Stars of the Dead

From :
SamanthaMarsWriter.Blogspot.com

This is what I am calling all the astrological forces I am seeing and sensing right now. Because I view them in my mind as stars. And they are lining up in Star form. Right now it’s a Hexagon. A six pointed Star.

The New Moon in Aries. This also means Aries the God of War is in his death aspect.

And therefore he adds his own power and wrath. Barron Samedi the Vodoun Loa (God) of the Dead and Saint Expedite. Tonight’s solar eclipse. And finally, the effects of the Mercury Retrograde. Tomorrow it drops to a trio : Mercury retrograde, and the New Moon with chthonic Aries.

Then a Pentagram with those two plus Saturn’s Day (Saturday). The day for the dead. And St. George’s Eve which is the time of the dead and phantoms. But also the dark spirits.

Eve of St. George

Demons roam the skies and land. And wicked things are everywhere. Black Witches practice their rites to Satan and Lilith on this night. Mercury Retrograde takes place on Friday. Any and all kinds of magic during this time will be powerful.

For good and bad.

Some legends say that you see Will-O’-the-wisps at night. And that these are souls of the dead that guard treasures they buried before they died. So that if you see these fiery spirits, you must mark on a map where you saw them. So that you can take the treasures. Yes this is a dark night indeed.

The veil will be at its lowest this week. So what does it actually do? I’ll make it easy. It can,

• Magnify all magic by means of lowering the Veil

• Create doorways to facilitate travel between the worlds

This goes both ways. Certain witches have been known to use times of the day or night of year to enter the spirit world. During the Wild Hunt, some witches used to astral project and join the Hunt. And this is such a time. The Stars of the Dead as I call them, will begin to fade Sunday morning.

Leaving only the New Moon in Aries and Mercury Retrograde. Then the New Moon will vanish with the first quarter moon. And it will be just Mercury Retrograde (for now). But this is just for now. I haven’t consulted my calendar in a while.

Some links and info!

From Pandora Astrology

Also from Pandora Astrology

NEW MOON 29°49’ ARIES | WEDNESDAY 4/19/2023 AT 9:12 P.M. PT

The Seven Symptoms of every Solar Eclipse By The Alchemist

It makes sense when you remember all of the positive things that the Sun embodies. So the Sun dying on us spiritually would cause all that

Three Crystals for the Solar Eclipse By The Alchemist

NEW MOON APRIL, 20 2023 AND A RARE HYBRID SOLAR ECLIPSE

Total Solar Eclipse and New Moon in Aries By The Mage

See you all soon,

– M

The White Rose of Avalon, A great Blogger and erudite of the Fae

The Lady of the Lake

So today I want to talk to you all about an another amazing blogger. She dedicates herself to the lore of England. To the Fae. To Arthur. And actually even to Goddesses.

So it’s not all about England either. Her latest post on Aphrodite April is amazing. So here I am showing you her best posts. Please follow her!

The Blodeuwedd and Guinevere Connection

The Morgana and Rhiannon Connection

The Mystical Femme Fatale Archetype

Flower Brides, May Queens, High Queens: Archetypes in Analysis

The 7 Gifts of Faery

Twilight Faery Living

Beauty & the Beast in Pop Culture

~ All Hail the White Rose and Enchantress of Avalon ~

– M

The Pink Moon from Miami

I’m on my Earth and Air shrine which I use for meditation and Astrology. And the view of the moon is good here. I’m waiting for it to be 12:34 am my time to get a good sight of the moon. So I figured I would show you my pictures so far.

Yesterday before I went with my Mom to her church. For a witch, going to holy ground before a ritual is both good in the sense of grounding, and also good for soaking up spiritual powers.
When I came back

I’m just here on my balcony, praying to the Gods (which includes Jesus). Enjoying the night breeze with my plants. And listening to advice from my spirit guides. Grounding with the Earth, because one does not need to be on a tree or dirt to ground. You can ground from anywhere.

If you’re on planet Earth, then you could be a thousand feet in the air and still access it.

Even while one looks up at the Moon. Here, let me entertain you with some of the links on the moon sent to me today.

A Gorgeous Ritual for Tonight’s Magic

Courtesy of Lady Beltane

FULL MOON IN LIBRA 2023 (also courtesy of Lady Beltane forwarding that article from Vibrational Astrology.com)

Full Moon Libra April 6th 05.34am BST – A Pause in the Mayhem

Year of the Water Rabbit 2023 – Chinese Astrology Predictions

I saw a herd of animal shaped clouds from my shrine. Weird eh?
You wouldn’t see it very well from this picture. But in real life it looked like the Fiji Mermaid.

Part way through I realized I would not be able to see the moon from my shrine. As it moved, it got into place above my roof. So I had to go downstairs just to see it get to it’s peak. But I waited until the appropriate time so that I could enjoy being with my plants and spirits. Just a little while longer.

A cloud cover started to come in at the last minute.

So I decided to hurry my ass down and hope for a good image.

Mother Fucker
As predicted the cloud cover showed up
But eventually it all cleared up
Look at how it shines like a beacon in the darkness
Blazing like the sun

So I took out my wallet as is the custom among the old witches of England and I opened it up. And I prayed to the man in the moon to fill it up with money. And any and other forms of prosperity. I already had my Moon water prepared when the Moon began to show how big it was on Tuesday. This time I prayed also for my other charms to be blessed as well.

I also uttered a secret wish.

And I left. Oh by the way the ritual I did for protection worked. For those who are wondering. I will write that post up soon enough. But for now, I’m going to take my moon bath.

And pray some more. Good night everyone,

– M

Strange Visions in the Night (Holy Week Horror)

Jesus tempted by Lucifer
from Holy Rosary Church

Many of you are probably asking why I am posting this. It’s only partially religious. Also remember I am a Christo Pagan. It’s mostly paranormal. Some weird shit that happened to me last night.

But I should start from the beginning.

Santeria and Latin America

A Santeria ancestral shrine

Santeria is a mix of the Catholic religion with traditional Yoruba religion from Nigeria. It isn’t Vodou per say, but it does have some things in common. Santeria also have deep connections to Spiritualism. Spiritualism and Spiritism actually. Especially those things taught to us by Allan Kardec.

In Latin America and in Santeria, magic is usually never practiced during Holy Week. The reason for this, is do to Catholic traditions. In which the crosses and altars are hidden from view during this time. White cloths are placed over the sacred items. And we Santeros and even Spiritualists and Spiritists do the same.

To honor Christ. A spiritualist once told me that during this time, Jesus re-enters the underworld. And he’s there to cross over innocent souls still trapped in Purgatory. Until he spiritually resurrects after Good Friday. In which case he goes back to Heaven with all of the souls he has saved.

So perhaps it’s not right to say we can’t practice magic. We can. But it’s a spiritual type of magic. We pray and study scriptures or spiritual things with our spirit guides. We just don’t burn candles.

Instead we allow the energy or power of God to do it all for us. So Holy Week can be a very sweet and spiritually fulfilling time. However, as I have mentioned before and will keep mentioning, everything has a dark side.

The Dark Side of Holy Week

It’s said that on the day Christ was crucified, there were all sorts of demons reveling. They had failed to stop him from accomplishing his mission. So they decided to celebrate that he was suffering and dying. A small “victory” for their side. And that has become a tradition ever since.

Demons tend to have their own celebrations at this time. And practitioners of black magic tend to perform rituals and honor to their own evil spirits as well. I say practitioners because not every evil sorcerer is a Satanist. But the main belief is that before, after, and even during a holy day or week, they celebrate. All in order to mock whatever higher power has a feast day.

This isn’t just a Christian thing. Similar things can be found in other faiths. Where black rites and evil spirits celebrating can be found during the feast days of other Gods. The point is to commit sacrilege against the holy. We see the same on other holy days.

We see it on Walpurgisnacht (Walpurga’s night) which was originally the Christianized Beltane festival. It was believed the Devil and his followers gather on Mount Brocken in Germany. To celebrate their own black rites. To dance, and drink, and make merry. For this reason the evening of April 30th to May 1st is sacred to most Satanic groups.

Granted, this arose from the Christian perversion of Nordic religion. Even calling Odin or Wotan a “devil”. Regardless of how it arose, in the 60’s Anton LaVey made Walpurgisnacht an official satanic holiday. So it is celebrated by many modern and traditional satanists. And even they say they believe the stories of Mount Brocken are true.

There are many people who think that Satan and his horde still hold court on that mountain to this day. To mock not just the Christian God, but the Pagan Gods as well. So it’s not just the Christians getting harassed by these dark powers. It’s us too. And something similar is found in Santeria.

It’s believed that no Santero, Witch, or Spiritualist will practice magic on this day. Except someone who is intentionally trying to work with the darker spiritual forces. This doesn’t always mean a Satanist though. A Santero might break the taboo. If they think that in order to help their client, they need the aid of darker forces.

Now let me clarify, Santeros and Witches in general don’t have a black and white mentality. We believe in using whatever we can get help from depending on a situation. So if we believe that we need help from the dark side, we will get help from them. That doesn’t mean that we will engage in Devil worship. Or that we will make it a habit of working with dark things all of the time.

But in order to help an abused woman. A child being violated. A person being harassed by a landlord. Or even someone who owes money to the wrong people, we won’t hesitate to dip our toes in the darkness for it. And that is a long Judeo Christian tradition.

Going back to Moshe (Moses) who often used dark arts to help his people. As well as King Solomon who learned to bind demons and employ them against his enemies. So don’t think that we are unholy for doing this. It goes back to Biblical times.

Strange Visions in the Night

The Flying Head
from Iroquois and Wyandot religion, it’s considered a demon of cannibalism

Now I am not saying I saw a Flying Head from indigenous religion. I live in Florida. And we have totally different Native groups here. But I did see something and whatever it was decided to come fuck with me in the night. It was strange.

Technically, it started Sunday night. But I didn’t put two and two together until recently. On Sunday I felt….something nasty. It made me uneasy. In the middle of the night I felt that that deep primordial fear of something nearby. It wasn’t in my room though.

But whatever it was, made me feel like a child again. I was scared. I figured it was just a bad dream. Until last night. Because last night I had strange dreams and visions.

And one of them, was of a floating head outside of my window.

It couldn’t enter my room because my house is a temple. There are shrine-altars everywhere. And the home is specifically consecrated through a dedication ritual to block things out. And my room has the most shrines of all. Even on my window.

So it couldn’t enter.

But I felt it saying something in English. It said something about “gathering souls” to eat. It unsettled me. I couldn’t make out any features because it was just a large shadow outside my window. At this point I still thought it was a nightmare and forced myself to become more awake.

I didn’t think anything of it. Until I heard weird noises all around me. Then I heard a scratching sound on the front door of the house. But again, I have protection everywhere. I didn’t do any of my normal protection spells do to Holy Week.

” Skadegamutc or Ghost-Witch ”
from the Tales of Sage and Savant

So instead I slept with a blessed confirmation Bible under my pillow. I finally realized it was all real when I used my sight. I could see the shadow of a haggard old woman with native features. She was floating above the roof top of my house.

“What the fuck?” I shouted.

I was almost waiting for an answer. My friend had recently told me she noticed a lot of dark activity near my home. And that I needed to be careful. I live on a crossroads. Which are interdimensional portals.

But besides that, the lands here always had something off with them. There are good spirits here trust me. And the Land Spirit is good too. But there’s also a lot of weird shit here. At some point I had to do a Deliverance to get rid of the spirits showing up here.

Finally, I got fed up with this shit. I took the confirmation Bible in my hands. And I focused on the energies of the entities. And I put them together in one image in my mind. A mental representation.

Similar to a Voodoo Doll. And I said,

“In the name of Adonai Tzevaot (Lord of Hosts) I command you to leave me alone and go to Gehenna (Hell) where you belong,”

Then, I focused in the image in my mind. And I smashed it over the head with the confirmation Bible in my hands. I heard multiple voices shriek in terror and pain. And anger, as if they were cursing my name in another language. And they finally fled.

But it took a good five minutes before they left. If they didn’t leave I had a plan B. After I was satisfied they were gone I began to pray. In retrospect I should have from the beginning. I commended myself and my home to God and asked for our protection.

After that all I had was peace.

I am going to do a special protection prayer and cleanse my shrine-altars again. I have some protection oil my sister got from a Hoodoo store in Georgia. And I will combine that with prayers to the Archangel Michael. But I had the strangest feeling when I woke up this morning. It was actually a memory of a dream I had after this took place.

I heard a nasty, diabolical, voice tell me I was being tested. To prove that I am as good a man as I think I am. I guess whatever it is got pissed off I drove them away. All I know for sure is that whatever this is, it isn’t over yet.

I’ll keep you all posted, be safe everyone. Some nasty shit is out and about these days. And they don’t care what God or Goddess you follow. They just want to feed.

– M

Post Script : This is the continuation of what happened.

Astrological Forecast for April : The Divine Twins, Mars and Venus hookup, The Pink Moon, Paschal Moon, Egg Moon, Peony Moon, Moon of Windbreak, Awakening Moon, and a few other things

Castor and Pollux the divine twins of the Greek religion by Baby Girl

First things first, as of tonight, we will see the Dioscuri or divine twins in the sky. They are the origin of the Star sign of Gemini ♊️. So tonight is a night of power for Geminis. As well as any and all twin spirits, Gods, or people who have any sort of duality. Apart from that, we also see that they are joined by Mars and Venus.

Mars and Venus are lovers. So the combination of love and war is in the air. Mars was also seen as a bringer of fertility to the land. Most people think of him only as a God of War. But he’s actually got a lot to do with the nature of growing and sustaining plants as well.

So when you know this, you realize that there isn’t much of a difference here after all. Virility and Fertility combined to help nature. Combine that with the nature of Castor and Pollux as Horse Demi Gods. And Demi Gods of Sailors and we have a lot of nature energy on the rise. In fact they complete the energy of Venus and Mars.

Venus is associated with water, and Mars with fire and earth. The two Demi Gods control both water and earth. And they are associated with electrical fire. Specifically, the phenomenon of St. Elmo’s fire. Plus they also have a great familial love.

So another aspect of love apart from erotic love.

St. Elmo’s Fire also known as Ball Lightning

So anything having to do with love (of any kind), fertility, or just growing your garden etc.. tonight is the night to do it.

The Pink Moon

Two images, one taken from the Truly Experiences blog about the April Flowers, the other taken from the Pink Moon from Pickleberry Pop.com

The name comes from the sweet peas and the Wild Ground Phlox, the pink flowers that bloom in April. Although Daisies are the other flower for this month. This is the moon of Spring, when the flowers truly rise up in their full splendor. The forces of growth and nature are at their height. And with it, the life force of all living beings.

Now is the time of the Nymphs and other nature spirits as they frolic through the glades. Now is the time for not being introspective. We need to dance our asses off. To drink and be merry. I’m sure somewhere Dionysus will be throwing us a party anyways.

And in keeping with the Astrological influences of the twins, Venus, and Mars, we also have the influences of the Pink Moon. That of manifestation of dreams. Faith and positive energy in general. Now is a time for taking chances even if you fail. Doing things that scare you in order to feel alive.

For living not just surviving or existing.

The other influences including transformation. Changes of all sorts. Making new plans. Changing up everything basically. Also a time for grounding in nature.

This is also the first full moon after the spring equinox. Because of this, the Christian version of Easter falls on April 9th. Which means the Pink Moon is also the Paschal Moon. The Easter Moon of the Christians. So this is a good moon for all sorts of Christian, Jewish, or Christo Pagan magic.

Painting by Johfra Bosschart, here we see Christo Pagan imagery as the God Hermes, is holding the moon over an Angel

Or any holy magic from any holy faith in general. Marking this as an Ecclesiastical full moon.

The Pink Moon will be this Thursday, April 6th at 12:34am EST. The following is a list of names for the Pink Moon. The moon peaks at 12:12 a.m. EST on April 20th. And Sunday the 9th will be the Christian Easter. Remember that the Easter for Christians is always the Sunday after the full moon in April.

That’s how you calculate it.

The Downside

Exploring the dark side of the moon

The downside to this is that you could burn yourself out. Especially if you’re one of those over achievers. As Peculiar Brunette says in her own article,

For those who are really sensitive to energy, you might feel overwhelmed. Like things are going too fast. Or perhaps you’re soaking up energy like a sponge and it will be harder to ground. In which case I suggest picking a rock from the ground, cleansing it, and then charming it as an amulet. Place it in your pocket as an anchor.

And ground on the go. Or any kind of metal will do the job as well. Hematite also does the job really well. As well as Smoky Quartz and Tiger’s Eye. Or even just a stick.

After all, it’s a piece of a tree. Besides a rock, what else grounds well?

You may need things to slow down. So you can ask your guides and Gods to slow things for a while. Or to help you catch up. Peculiar Brunette gives us links to other Native American names for the moon here and here.

From Old Farmer’s Almanac we have more alternative names,

And

Now the moon will start being seen the day before. On April 5th (Wednesday). And for many spiritual people, this is where the real power is at. Because the full moon’s power is felt three days before the actual event. And three days afterwards.

So any rituals you do, should be done the day before at sunset. For the ancients, sunset was their version of midnight. The days began and ended with sunset. This is the first full moon of the spring season. So all of the fertility and power of spring will be captured during the full moon rituals.

The folklore according to the almanac says one of two forms of weather can appear. A full Moon in April brings frost. But if the full Moon rises pale, expect rain.

Other information

There’s also a Solar Eclipse on April 20th. But it will only be seen in Australia, Asia, Antarctica, and the Indian and Pacific oceans.

Some links

FULL MOON IN LIBRA | WEDNESDAY 4/5/23 AT 9:34 P.M. PT

April 2023 – Gardening by the Moon, Biodynamic Planting Guide

“The Ultimate Resource To Creatures Of Myths And Legends”: This Page Is Sharing How Mythical Creatures Actually Look, And They’re Both Fascinating And Spine-Chilling

The Pink Moon, London Bridge, and Mummy Jars!

Dream Interpretation and Symbolism

What Planets Will Be Retrograde April 2023?

Ancient Egyptian Zodiac Symbols were Found in a Temple After Archaeologists Cleared Away 2,000 Years’ Worth of Grime

Full Moon: Her magic and correspondences

Full Moon Symbolism & Meaning

Full Pink Moon: Spell & Ritual (April)

A Moon Water Recipe for Every Phase: Boost Your Magic Powers

Moon Water – Part 2

FULL MOON IN LIBRA 2023

Cheers everyone,

– M

Random Links of the Day Pagan Edition

The Messianic God Quetzalcōātl of the Aztec Empire, a God of Agriculture, Wisdom, Knowledge, and Mathematics, carrying his own cross

Today I received so many articles and posts on magic today, that I figured I would share them all. Here you go!

The SHEELA-NA-GIG (Divine Crone)

One of my favorite bloggers, go check them out!

Flower Meaning, Symbol and Spiritual Meaning – Carnation

First Steps with Isis

Best Herbalism Books for Beginners: Create A Powerful Materia Medica

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS – April

Life Still Shaped by the Witch Hunts? by Eline Kieft

On April Fool’s Day: Song of Dionysus – A Greek Divine Comedy

PAGAN CALENDAR OF OBSERVANCES – April

Pink Moon: The Fascinating Full Moon of April 2023

Making that mystical moonshine boy

Dark Facts About Medieval Alchemy

Pink Moon: Full Moon for April 2023

What Planets Will Be Retrograde April 2023?

The Mesoamerican God, Quetzalcoatl the Serpent of beautiful feathers

Quetzalcoatl-Mythopedia

Interesting connections between Jesus Christ and the Aztec God Quetzalcoatl

Tucson Crosses and Quetzalcoatl

Our Lord Quetzalcoatl (a Gnostic Christian viewpoint)

Quetzalcoatl by Glorian (another Gnostic Christian view point)

Beautiful, but don’t fuck with her. Or she’ll lay a charm on your arse
From : Tales From The Wood

Archangel – Metatron

Flower Meaning, Symbol and Spiritual Meaning – Sweet Pea

Witchcraft Symbols, Terms and Definitions – Diamond

Herb and Essential Oils Magickal and Medicinal Uses – Sandalwood

Spell for Today – Five Pebbles Protection Spell

A History of the Chakra Energy Systems by Siofra_Strega Spell Mechanic

Nothing justifies slavery

Unpopular Magical Opinions

Goddess Lost: How the Downfall of Female Deities Degraded Women’s Status in World Cultures by Rachel McCoppin, Ph.D

Minstrel Song (A Song of Spring and Flowers) by Jane Jago

From : Tamerlana

Faery Faith Ritual: A Poem

Handbags of the Gods : What are these strange ritual objects in all cultures?

A History of the Chakra Energy Systems by Siofra_Strega Spell Mechanic

Roman Gods of April

Have fun and be safe everyone,

– M

Astrological Forecast for the Era of Aquarius (Pluto enters Aquarius)

“Soothsayer”
by Rachel Wollach Asherovitz

We have a lot to study here. For one thing, we are now leaving the era of Pisces ♓️ to re-enter the era of Aquarius ♒️. Yes, cue that song from the Winchesters. The one where Mary Campbell’s friend Carlos was singing and dancing. That was hilarious.

The Age of Aquarius Returns

According to the article in the link, it will effect all signs. So be sure to check out your sign and how it will be effected. This will last for 20 months. The big deal here is that Pluto is entering Aquarius. Pluto is the Roman God of the dead.

But he isn’t just about the afterlife. As a member of the ruling triad of Roman Deities, he has untold power. Like his brothers Jupiter and Neptune, he’s connected to authority, stability, wealth, and prosperity. He guards the hidden treasures of the Earth. And reveals knowledge both wonderful and terrible to those who seek it.

And are willing to pay the price of admission.

So what does that mean for Aquarius? Well for one, a huge power shift. Because all of these qualities or most of them will combine with Aquarius. That means Lord Pluto is going to magnify what Aquarius is in charge of. So what is Aquarius in charge of?

From : Astrology.com written by By Debbie Stapleton
On March 1, 2023

Now all of that sounds awesome……..except that it isn’t a magic pill.

It takes wisdom, patience, skills, and an unbeatable spirit. You have to be willing to rise up and fight the power. And there in lies the other issue with this : those in power. Palpatine tells Anakin in “Revenge of the Sith” that,

“Those who gain power, fear to lose it,”

This scene is so much better in the novel. Which is why I brought all of you a clip from the audiobook. It also makes Anakin’s fall from grace a lot more understandable.

And he was right.

Those in power aren’t simply going to give us freedom. Or allow us the free use of our minds and resources. Typically these massive changes usher in movements. And if 2020 showed us anything, was that the police was only too ready to break bones. Especially with Black Lives Matter protesters.

But we also saw the dark side of Protest Groups. With the Coup Plotters on January 6th attacking the Capitol. Trying to block the election and keep Trump in power permanently. We were this close to a full Dictatorship instead of a partial one. From a mere mob of violent white supremacists, to a coup plotting army.

I predict a lot of violence coming from MAGA right of the US. But violence comes in many forms and isn’t always obvious. For one thing, violence can come in the form of political oppression. Or censorship of ideas and education. Like here in Florida with DeSantis and his idiotic “stop woke act”.

Which hasn’t even been passed yet, and schools are going out of their way to fire teachers for teaching kids about black historical figures. Because it’s too “woke” whatever the hell that means. So beware, because they will unleash it. And not just in obvious forms. But cloaked in deceptive language about “parent’s rights” in schools.

What people fail to recognize is that the signs have dark and light sides. Everything in nature does. So when these signs show up, you have to consider the possible ramifications. Everything is a double edged sword. Before 2019 we thought that the new year was going to bring us the best of years.

We were rudely woken up.

The Age of Aquarius was also one of the most violent eras. Mostly due to political oppression in the US during that ridiculous Cold War. And also from angry, oppressed, youth rising up to overthrow the government. And the society which created it. It’s possible we will see this happen even more sharply now than we did in 2020.

Especially in Republican controlled states like Florida. But it won’t just be the US, we will see this happen all over the world. I get a nasty feeling, like a tumor hidden inside my soul. That whatever is coming in this new age won’t all be nice. We should be optimistic.

But we should also prepare for the worst. Because the worst is coming. You don’t need a psychic for that. Anyone with eyes can see the writing on the wall. And I am tense and anxious.

It makes me want to hide in a bunker somewhere with food and water. I get that feeling now more than ever. Something just ain’t right. Well, we are living in the sign of Otura Niko this year. But the big idea is we will see a change of ideas in this new era.

It also means there will be a reaping of sorts. In magic and spirituality, this means old parts of the soul die off. This is necessary for rebirth you see. But it also means you enter a place of darkness. You have to ritually die in order to see what’s on the other side. And once there, you don’t know if you can handle what you find. You may uncover hidden truths that change your life forever. And maybe not for the best. And when Reapings are done in a mass scale like this, it tends to lead to rebellions and other forms of conflict. That’s not bad. Reapings are necessary for change. But birth can be painful and even lethal. So keep that all in mind.

But those are my thoughts on the subject. Take it or leave it. Also before I go, here are some other links.

Renaissance Astrology

Granny Moon’s weekly feast

The Witching Hour – Weird things happen between 03:00 – 04:00AM

The Sari Weavers Keeping a 16th Century Craft Alive

Did they just find the Skeletal Remains of Black Shuck in England? Possible historical proof that he may have existed once in the Middle Ages

Khepri the Scarab Beetle – Divine Creator

Skip ahead to 5:42 I love this scene

Take care everyone,

– M

Well, this looks comfy

I have to say, I am loving this. My Mom sent it to me. Before she read what it was she said,

“Oh! What a beautiful little neighborhood,”

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

To be fair, this looks better than anything we have in Florida. We just might have to talk to the local funeral director and God of the dead about ownership prices.

– M

Random Links of the Day : Easter Edition, Praise Ostara and all her children!

The child of Ostara

Happy First Day of Spring! Today is officially the first day of Spring. And for me it’s the second day of Ostara. Normally, Ostara’s day for me is the first Sunday after the full moon in March. And per her instructions, I celebrate at sunset Sunday until sunset Monday. But it also makes sense to me that Ostara would be the first official day of Spring.

So I celebrate this day as Ostara 2.

On this random links of the day, I give you Spring articles and stuff about Ostara. I hope you like them. Also for those who don’t know, Ostara Germanic Goddess of Dawn and Nature. But it’s very hard to find more than that on her. We know that she is the origin of the word “Easter”, and that a month bares her name in the ancient German Calendar.

And we also know that Easter Eggs and Hares are associated with her as well. Legend has it that when Spring came, Ostara saw a small dove with frozen wings. Even if the frost had been taken off, the poor creature would have lost her wings. And most likely died on the spot.

So Ostara transformed the female dove into a female hare. And this hare was the only one in the world to lay eggs like a bird. As opposed to having live young.

The Hare became so associated with Ostara, that her symbol became a triquetra formed by hares running after one another. Eventually, Germanic peoples created stories about a a talking hare named the Osterhase (Easter Hare).

In 1993 for example, the BBC television show Wildlife On One had an episode called “Shadow of the Hare“. In which they claimed Ostara had a hare as her traveling familiar. And this is where the origin of the Osterhase. The Osterhase is sort of like a spring version of the Yule Goat. A sacred animal known for bringing gifts of some sort.

On paper I haven’t seen evidence of that. But I have seen these animals with her in visions. So I believe it’s true. If only because this Goddess is so associated with them. You can’t think of this animal without thinking of Ostara also.

In this case, eggs to be eaten. Festive eggs were cooked and given vinegar and salt for children and adults to eat them as treats. With the coming of Christianity, things changed a bit. The egg treats of Ostara became the eggs of Jesus (I’m trying not to make a joke here). This is kind of weird since eggs are a symbol of feminine spirituality.

Within the egg is the fetus of an animal soon to be born. Something a man and a male Deity can’t do. So how did they explain that to the people they were trying to convert? They didn’t. Not really. For them, it became about Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.

Symbolizing a spiritual spring. And the color red which is a traditional color for Ostara became the blood of Christ spilled on the cross. But, the blood of Ostara has always been the menstrual blood of the Goddess herself. Far from a painful death on a torture device, it was symbolic of the power of women to create life.

The Blood of Ostara

German communities brought these traditions to North America and even England. And eventually they were turned into chocolate eggs to market them to children. And of course over time the hare became a rabbit. And then the hare went from female to male. And sometimes wore gentlemanly clothes.

He looks so pissed here

But a male animal can’t give birth. So there’s that. Granted, no one 100% agrees on any of this. Some don’t even think that Ostara is a real Goddess. I have heard smartasses try and claim she is a “modern invention”. Because the Venerable Bede, the Christian monk who mentions the feast of Ostara doesn’t go too much into detail.

The man didn’t go too much into detail about anything. Christian scholars refused to document ancient pre Christian religions. For fear that they would accidentally create a manual for future Pagans to reconstruct their religions. Even Bede doesn’t actually say how Ostara was worshipped or how the feast was celebrated. All he says is “practices done according to the heathen rituals of the time”.

Ostara of the Dawn

And by Heathen they mean anyone who isn’t Christian. Not just actual Heathens. In conclusion I can tell you Ostara is very real and an actual Goddess. She’s answered prayers before and granted me prosperity in exchange for worship at dawn. I won’t go into the actual practice, but shes brought me wealth.

A “fake” God can’t do that.

I have seen not one, but several Hare spirits that accompany her. I don’t know if this means they are descended from the dove turned hare. Or if hares were her animal from ancient times. I’ve never asked. Mainly because no one would ever believe me.

When people ask for evidence, they’re not going to take a witch who claims to have magical powers. And who saw Ostara in a ritual when asking for help. Because to an atheist or any non believer or secular person, there’s no difference between me, and a schizophrenic. Therefore it’s useless. I know what I know. I have experienced what I experienced.

I receive answers to every prayer. Sometimes only too soon, and I know it’s real. I was borderline atheist years ago. The paranormal opened my eyes to what’s on the other side. So I don’t care if anyone believes she’s real or not.

Just like she doesn’t care. Why would a being, who can make the sun rise, transform one animal into another, bring forth spring, regenerate and heal others, is immortal and beyond our universe, care about what someone who is trapped in a flesh suit with an expiration date believes? Time for the links.

The Legend of Ostara and the Hare and other traditions

The Easter Hare (German Folktale)

The Easter Bunny is German

Ostara, the Saxon Goddess of Easter and Spring

Goddess Ēostre and the Origin of Easter

What’s the Origin of the Easter Bunny?

Spring begins

👆I’m disappointed with the time article. They use the lower case “p” for “pagan” which is pretty much any non-Christian religion. And it was kind of a lazy article to be honest. This blog post was written better.

We also have Osterfuchs the Easter Fox.

Move Over Easter Bunny, here comes the Easter Hare

🔝 This article is kind of more confused claiming Ostara had a male Hare as a consort. She’s not into animals people. Not like that at any rate.

In Switzerland it’s the Cuckoo Bird

The Ancient Origins of the Easter Bunny : A Scholar traces the folk figure’s history from the Neolithic era to today by Tok Thompson, The Conversation, April 14, 2022

🆙 This is a much better article. With traditions from various cultures. And fascinating histories.

From the same author :

Sacred hares, banished Winter Witches, and Pagan worship – the roots of Easter Bunny Traditions are Ancient by Tok Thompson, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences Published: April 13, 2022 5.51pm EDT

Ostara by Mystic Life Design. This page is so beautiful it’s like a Virtual Stain Glass Window

Isis, Osiris, and Horus Spring Rites

Happy Vernal/Autumnal Equinox, Folks!

Goddess Ostara – What is known by the author Eiríkr Haf Úlfrsson

Ostara Pictures from Wiccan Writes

THE HISTORY OF EASTER EGGS

It’s is believed that Easter originally was a commemorative feast for the Germanic Goddess Ostara by author Marija Georgievska April 13, 2017

Three Easter Bunny Alternatives from around the world

Easter’s Sweetest Temptations

Eostre, Ostara, and the Easter Fox

The vernal equinox is upon us – welcome to spring!

Happy Spring Equinox – Purple Rays

Celtic Tree Month of the Alder Moon: March 18 – April 14

Witchcraft Symbols, Terms and Definitions – Rabbit

10 Types and The Meaning of White Lilies

Goddess of the Day – Ostara – Saxon Goddess Of Spring And Easter

Ostara’s Meaning, Traditions and A Simple Ostara Ritual

Ostara & The Spring Equinox

Blessing on This Beautiful, Sunny Ostara/Spring Equinox

Easter Rebirth: How Rabbits and Eggs Came to Symbolize New Life (Video)

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– M