Astrological Forecast : The Green Comet Tonight (Imbolc Comet)

From Jagran Josh Education

Besides being the time of Imbolc as well as the Roman purification rituals for February, we have a lot of astrological activity. We see the Green Comet at 9:45pm EST. There hasn’t been a Green Comet around here in 50,000 years. So make sure you perform your strongest rituals.

Green Comet Closest to the Earth on 1st February. Here’s All You Need to Know

Tips for seeing the Green Comet in the UK as it peaks Brighton News

What to expect during the green comet’s encounter with Earth

Everything you need to know about the Green Comet that will approach the planet soon!

Brigid: Celtic Goddess of the Sacred Flame By The Witch

The Full Snow Moon on Sunday February the 5th

Full Snow Moon

The Green Comet Passes Earth for the first time in 50,000 years

Imbolc Dreams of Black Hellebore

Enjoy the Imbolc/Candlemas Season

– M

Astrological Report : The New Moon, bringing in a shitty day

Bring on the Waffle House Club

Today was a mix of good and bad. But I had to navigate through the wads of shit. Quite literally. The first thing that happened was I stepped on a massive pile of dog shit. It looked like a bull had emptied his ass. I had to clean that off my shoe as throughly as possible.

Then later, my damn belt broke in the bathroom of the Olive Garden. And my pants kept falling down afterwards. I felt like I was in a fucking Cantinflas  movie. With me needing to make sure I didn’t moon anybody with my fat ass. Then finally, well you don’t need to know what else happened.

Needless to say, this new moon has been kicking my ass worse than a Waffle House employee.

So here in the spirit of the fuckery that is the New Moon in Fucking Aquarius I give you new Astro links. And damn you sarcastic Aquarius sign assholes to Hell.

Good Luck, Bad Luck, and General Information on the New Moon. As well as personalized info based on your zodiac sign

The New Moon in Aquarius Brings the New Year, Fresh-Start Energy You’ve Been Waiting For—Here’s What To Expect for Your Sign

Oh and I forgot to mention, it’s a fucking Supermoon too. That’s what I get for being a Magus who isn’t up to date on astrology. The original Magi are rolling around in their graves right now. Fucking Hell.

New Supermoon in Aquarius Saturday 21st – A Major Re-set as the Real New Year Begins!

New Moon in Aquarius and Lunar Year season

NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS 1° 32’

Let’s also add some New Year’s Rituals

Flying Stars in February 2023: Prosperity Has Flown to the Center

Chinese New Year Rituals for 2023: Year of the Water Rabbit

Ritual for Inviting in the God of Wealth for 2023

Auspicious Colors & Symbols for Chinese New Year 2023

The Importance of the Lion Dance During Chinese New Year

Good Days to Re-start Work & to Travel During the Year of the Water Rabbit

Lucky Colors to Wear in 2023: The Year of the Water Rabbit

Tai Sui of 2023 – General Pi Shi

Mitigating the Five Yellow Affliction

So that’s everything. Meanwhile I have some cleansing to do.

One final piece of advice

– M

First Astrological Links of the Year 2023 : The Triple Wolf Moon in Cancer of January!

Here is the explanation for why it’s a Triple Wolf Moon.

Tonight is the Wolf Moon.

I started this first week in the New Year in mourning. I lost my Great Uncle and my neighbor who was a good friend all at once. I’m using Santero rites to cross him over. He was a fellow practitioner. So for me, the above image makes a lot of sense.

Because death and it’s energy has been with us this beginning of the year.

And I am ready for this shit to go. Despite the darkness, I’m still hopeful for this year. So with that said, here are the astrological links. Here we have all full moon dates and names for 2023.

January Moon the Unspoken

FULL MOON IN CANCER 16°22

2023 Astrological Predictions for all Zodiac Signs

Your Tarot Card for 2023: the Year of Chariot

Full Moon in January 2023 | The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Full Moons and their Spells

Can Full Moon Rituals be done inside?

Take care everyone,

– M

New Years Report 2023

Christmas Sunday

Happy Late Christmas Sunday everyone! Originally this post was made yesterday. But WordPress is being an ass. And it posted my report as if it was an article from last year. So I had to duplicate it for today. My apologies!

That’s the first Sunday after Christmas. So New Year’s specifically finishes with a tone of ending things that need to be ended. Or endings as new beginnings. Which is the same thing we have experienced for the last few years. It seems the Gods and the spirit folk are tired of telling us to do things more than once.

Before going forward, if you haven’t read my New Years Rituals blog you should now. To get on the right path. To clear away all unwanted things. To bring good luck. And to be blessed for the new year.

So they’re going to keep pushing this until we get all our shit together. To emphasize this, our New Year’s Day is a Sunday. The last day of the last week of the old year. And it’s a Christmas Sunday. Now technically we are still in Yuletide.

There are several Christmas in January traditions. Even ranging to the Three Kings Parade we have here in Miami. Which celebrates the Pagan Magi who visited Jesus as a child. And no, they never converted to Christianity. They remained faithful Pagans to the end.

Although the Bible doesn’t say how many Pagan Magicians visited Jesus, there are three who are specifically called Kings. Many thought this meant they were actual Kings. But in reality they were great Mages so wise and so powerful that they were considered witch kings of a sort. Mages who were on another level of magic and thus royalty amongst their brethren.

But getting back to the point, Christmas Sunday isn’t normally a Christmas in January sort of thing. It normally happens while the old year is still in progress. This adds once again, to that tone that this is a year for ending things. And I keep thinking,

“How much more shit do we need to end? Gods, can’t you bring something else to fill the void from all of this loss and reaping of the old?”

And they keep responding the same way,

“We have, you just don’t see it yet,”

To make it stranger, I noticed that barely half an hour after midnight had passed. And everyone went to bed. I can usually tell if a year will be shitty or…..extra shitty based on how long the celebrations are. Everyone went to bed early. Just like in 2019’s New Year.

You remember that year right? It was fucked up and a prelude to 2020. Again I say, how much more shit needs to be “ended”. Unfortunately, I got my answer : People need to get off their asses to change things. That means

* Militant political action, not just voting for the same assholes in both parties who change nothing. Actually stand up and protest and demand fucking change. Until then, we’ll have more years like this.

* Stop dreaming so much and wishing and hoping and praying and go do something. Actually change your life.

* Step out of your comfort zone and grow

* Try new things

* Go on Adventures

* Organize, Unite, and share information and resources

* Reject the model of materialism and self enrichment, and focus on enriching the community and the people as a whole.

I know American Capitalism teaches people the BS about the “American Dream”. And how it’s supposed to be a utopia based on all of us making money and being rich. It’s pretty obvious by now that’s bullshit. If it was true, we’d all be rich by now.

Especially those of us who actually work. Wealth comes from stealing from others and stepping atop their corpses in this country. So we need to remove ourselves from that self destructive tendency. Here we have our current New Year’s Report with all the Gods and spirits I can find. I separated them based on culture and religions.

First, we explore the Chinese pantheon and astrology. We are entering the year of the Water Rabbit. Click on the article to find your Chinese zodiac animal and see the forecast for your year.

Now we explore the Tai Sui for the year 2023. A Tai Sui or Grand Duke of Jupiter is one of 60 Divine Generals under the Jade Emperor. Once a year, one of these Gods will become the Grand Duke in charge of the planet Jupiter. The Ruling planet. What this means is that, the chosen God is the ruler of that year.

In fact, the Grand Duke of Jupiter is so important that whatever direction in Feng Shui is sacred to him needs to be appeased. If you do anything to offend the Tai Sui, it can screw up your year. Even indirectly.

Quote from the article on General Pi Shi at wofs.com

Such as by having your Zodiac animal be in contradiction to him. Or accidentally making too much noise in the direction sacred to the Tai Sui. The Ruling Grand Duke of Jupiter for the year 2023 is General Pi Shi.

General Pi Shi

The year 2023 doesn’t really sound like it’s going to be a peach. But General Pi Shi was a skilled leader in life. Both militarily and politically. And he was able to find solutions to problems very easily. Because of this, the year 2023 will have the right leaders to aid with problems.

Just don’t expect those leaders to always be political. Search for the leader inside yourself. And keep your eyes open for other leaders to work with. In life, this General had military and political commendations since he was very young. He quelled both rebellions and invasions.

And was given key appointments by the Emperor. So appealing to him for improvement and advancements are very good. Especially in making yourself better.

Numerology of the number 4

Why some cultures view number four as unlucky from How Things Work.com

In many cultures, number four has a negative aspect numerologicaly speaking. Even in Santeria we are told to never light four candles in a house. Because it symbolizes death and the dead. This is from the time before electricity was being used in Cuba. When funeral parlors were using candle sticks.

Two at the head of the casket and two at the foot of the casket. However, as in many things, four has positive aspects as well. In Chinese beliefs the number rules over relationships. Whether it’s romance or friendship. Or business partnerships.

The effects will really be felt on the 4th of February. That’s when the number 4 star becomes the dominant force for 2023. This brings both blessings but also curses for the year. Besides symbolizing death, the negative number four also symbolizes betrayal of a relationship. Married couples are in danger the most this year.

The full article is here.

If you are in a relationship, you need to proactively resist temptation in all of it’s forms. Arguments. And all other things. This may also mean divisions and betrayals even in political and business alliances. The thing to remember about the negative of any number is look at the positive.

Use the positive force of that number to cancel out the negative. It can’t fight itself. But you can resist and shield yourself with the positive attributes of that number.

Focus on its energy

Focus on it’s powers and energies. And allow it to protect you. Call for it to immunize you against its own negative aspects. Call it’s good energy into every part of your being. You can burn a golden candle with a number 4 you etch into it.

And ask the good spirit of the four to protect you. For more on this including the orientation of the Feng Shui for the year 2023 click here. For all comprehensive guides for protection in the year 2023 from bad Feng Shui and negative influences go to the Feng Shui Guide here. A short history of General Pi Shi is here. And here, how to pray to the Tai Sui (a beginners guide).

Prosperity Spell for New Years

In Santeria, the Ruling Gods are Obatala and Oshun for the year 2023

From Ashe Pa mi Cuba

Obatala, the King of the Yoruba Gods or Orishas. And his daughter Oshun. The Goddess of love, lust, prosperity, nature, rivers, and witchcraft among other things. The King of the Gods and the Goddess of love magnify and bless every single one of us. Normally I translate the entire letter of the year but I found out Ashe Pa mi Cuba does it themselves.

The letter of the year is the results of divination for the new year. It’s done by the Babalawos or high priests of Orula. The Orisha of Divination and Magic. They call upon him to see into the future of the year. Then they give all of their predictions on the coming year.

And prescribe rituals for it to get better. The Divination of the year can be found here. Now as beautiful as it is to have Obatala and Oshun rule this year, the predictions are not beautiful at all. Remember what I said about this year being used to finish more shit? Yeah it’s about that. The reigning text or sign of IFA used in this divination is Otura Niko (The Foreman of the Dead). There’s a whole story about how Orula defeated death himself.

And shape shifts into Otura Niko the Foreman of the Dead. In the next few days I will write about that story. But for now let’s get to the Ebbo.

The sacrifices asked for protection and blessing over the New Year

Curujey is a name for the twisted air plant. Usually found in Cuba. In addition to this, Oya in the early hours of midnight asked me for something. I performed a Spanish tradition of putting 12 grapes in my mouth to ask for good luck. I had both green and purple grapes.

I ate the green grapes. But there were 9 purple grapes left. Nine is Oya’s number. And darker colors like purple are usually for her as well. I had no idea this sign was going to come up.

I just did as she asked. I took the purple grapes to a shrine for the dead I have outside. And I found a half empty bottle of Merlot on the way. She likes red wine. So I gave her the grapes and the wine.

Then asked for her and the dead to intercede on my behalf against any dangers in the new year. And to bring many blessings. When I actually took the time to read what the sign was about it left me stunned. That actually speaks to another theme of this sign : listening to your spirit guides and also following instructions. You will find many blessings that way.

There is another Ebbo for protection during this sign that I found during the study of the Oddun. It’s as follows. Warning this is only for Santeros. Don’t try this one if you aren’t, or don’t have sufficient training yet. I added this portion for purely scholarly reasons.

Ebbo (Cleansing) of Otura Niko

So that good comes. (I’ll go Umbo

Ingredients :

1) Three bottles of brandy

2) A white plate

3) Cascarilla or blessed eggshell powder

4) Otura Niko is tied and prayed

Instructions :

This Cascarilla is poured into one of the bottles of brandy, and given to the dead, the others without the powder, one for Orunmila and the other for Eshu (Elegba). And this is the cleansing offering to ensure protection. And then of course you despose of them in accordance to divination. I have shrines for the dead and the Orishas so I know what to do with them.

It has a mix of good and bad omens for us all. This one I had to translate into English for everyone here. Or rather translate the aspects of it. Not the word for word text.

Otura Niko

The Tile of the Dead

This sign is the foreman of the Eggun (dead). For which it is written on the tile when sacrifice is going to be made. Wisdom is the most refined beauty of the Babalawo.

* The agitation of the sea

* Corn

* The nervous system in the body

* That death is frightened and respects the living.

* And the Oparaldó

* The disfigurement of the human being at death.

* Eggún’s communication with Olófin

* Good and evil threaten the awó

* Send to prepare things on time

* Speak: kutone

* The country or land of Eggun where Otura Niko is the foreman

* It is an extension ifá

What does this mean?

* Orunmila lived in the Iyesá land

* In Otura Niko you do not eat caimito, zapote, octopus, or squid

* No ants or insects are killed

* It speaks of the human races

* It is an ifá of weariness and loneliness

* The son cried in the mother’s womb

* It was where Orunmila’s jars were hit

It symbolizes

* Oshun hid the money under the caimito bush and Shango his treasure

* Shango stole a thing from Olofin and hid it

* It is forbidden to go to the river

* Elegbá is for good and for bad

* There is a tendency to vices

* The most important thing is the spirit of the father

(This last one is interesting because the Letter of the Year mentions that Godsons and Godfathers should be closer to each other this year)

* It was where the king threw the raffle and Otura Niko took it out

Recommendations of the sign Otura Niko:

The children of this Oddun must be generous, because in this way they will be enriched. They will have to comply with everything, so as not to be accused of being irresponsible. For three days, bring a bottle of brandy and money to your Godfather’s Ifá. The secret of this Oddun is to feed his father’s spirit or his spiritual guide. He is given a white rooster.

The pregnant woman must make sacrifices to ensure a healthy child. Place food with syrup in the corners of the house so that the ants come and with them luck. Bathe with canutillo and other times with French macaw, red fig, and Iworiyeyé.

(Remember these are the rituals of the Yoruba people. No one is actually telling you to do this. The prescribed rituals are the ones in the screen shots I took. This is all part of the Oddun).

Another interesting thing is we are told to not kill ants. Ants are the lucky animal this year. They must be treated well. I will give an offering to the ants where I live for good luck. Also, Ants are an animal associated with Elegua.

Which I found curious. But that curiosity was later answered when looking up the Orixa Regente of 2023.

Sayings of Otura Niko

The iron wanted to fight with the candle. The Sun rises for everyone but you. He who does good in droves, will receive it in droves. The broken jar will never be filled. The broken jar will never be called justice.

The father says: If you are not happy in your house, you better come with me. Good and evil threatened the Babalawo. In the land of the dead, I am foreman. He who wept in the womb is blessed.

Prohibitions of the sign of Ifa Otura Niko

It is forbidden to eat pork. For this is offered to Eggun. No ants or insects are killed. It is forbidden to go to the river.

Ifa Otura Niko says:

“You will do a favor that you will not appreciate. In her house there is a person who has a cast womb, there is also another who is pregnant, and the child who is going to give birth is a boy and will be called a Know-it-all, because that child is going to be a Babalawo. They will send you to find a place forever, take care of your child. Where they live they have had money and today they have nothing to eat. Thank you Shangó. Feed your father’s spirit so that luck comes. If you don’t feed him, he will go where he is,”

It has a bit of Mayombe, be careful, because that slows it down. Don’t put pins in your mouth. Be careful where you eat, don’t get sick. Don’t ask for so much money, as it can be used for your burial. He cannot be stubborn and beware of treason where he can be poisoned.

Be obedient to your elders so that you can live happily. You can’t bathe in the river. You have to beg for your head. In his house there was a brunette woman with a red blanket, if he returns, he immediately gives Shango a ram and two roosters, which will then come with three very large lots.

She left her house in search of money and was introduced by three lovers, clinging to her guardian angel. In order for him to get such money, he must have an apron and buy lottery tickets, which others despised. The day you feed the saints, don’t work. He doesn’t have a son because God is angry with his behavior. Thank you, Oshun and Orunmila You can not get wet in rainwater, let alone bathe in a downpour.

(Lottery Tickets have been around since Ancient Times).

While all three batches don’t arrive, be satisfied with what you have, you have to cover the holes of the mice, for your ashe,”

Characteristics of the sign Otura Niko (Ogbe)

This sign speaks of the person’s lack of awareness because he or she has suffered loss. This is where corn came down into the world, it was born. In this Ifá was born the communication of the Eggún (dead) with Olófin (God) through Oniko, who is the messenger. So Otura Niko represents the messenger of the dead or the foreman of the Eggun. This Oddun marks, the power of evil in the people of lights.

It is an Ifá of evolution for the Awó. They speak:

“The journeys of dualities to ask Ifá for recourse. Evolution to spirits, and evil threatens the Awó. This Oddun says to prepare things with time, because it is an Ifá that does not allow delay. The children of this Oddun must be generous, because in this way they will be enriched, they will have to comply with everything, so as not to be accused of being irresponsible,”

The turmoil of the sea was born. Speak: Kutoné.

The country of the land of the dead (Eggun). This is an Oddun of life and death. Here was born the Oparaldó, which means (kill behind the body),”

This ceremony called the Oparaldó is used to cast out or remove a particular dead person from “behind a person”. It’s a ritual for removing an attachment by a spirit in other words. Especially a dark ghost (eggun buruku). This may also be a sign that we need to protect ourselves from darker energies more so than usual this year. As we may see more attachments than normal.

Diseases that afflict this Oddun (sign/text) but also remedies we may be seeing this in 2023

* Diseases of the throat (tonsdolopathy), spine, nervous system, blood pressure.

* It speaks of the human race. The person lives with the opposite race (racial unity as a cure). This Oddun must receive Odduduwa, for a health problem.

Odduduwa one of the Primordial Creator Gods, one of the sons of GOD.

There is someone in the family who hanged himself, just as there is someone who was educated in a convent or boarding school for nuns.

Otura NIko is an Odu from Ifá who speaks of boredom. The person gets tired of living. This Oddun is where the child cried in the womb. Bring a gift from nature.

This Ifá sends to bathe with canutillo and other times with French macaw, red fig and Iworiyeyé. This is the Ifá of the schoolchildren, the person grew up together with other children or lived near a school.

Ifá says:

That wisdom is the most refined beauty that Babalawo has. This is where Orunmila’s jars were actually beaten,”

As you can see, the text speaks of a great many things. There’s a mishmash of good and bad things. It feels like it’s saying this year will be a conflict between the positive and the negative.

“This Oddun is where the child cried in the womb. Bring a gift from nature. This Ifá sends to bathe with canutillo and other times with French macaw, red fig and Iworiyeyé. This is the Ifá of the schoolchildren, the person grew up together with other children or lived near a school.

Ifá says:

That wisdom is the most refined beauty that Babalawo has. This is where Orunmila’s jars were actually beaten. Here he was born: He who sometimes dies (Iku) is frightened and respects the living. The Great Power of the Awó. Here death is transformed into bone and shadow that nobody knows, and that is why the human being is disfigured when he dies and transforms,”

So we see another dynamic here : Iku and possibly the Eggun fear the living under this sign. Which means we have some power in our corner after all.

Secrets of Otura Niko

“This was where Oshún hid her money under the caimito bush and Shango hid his treasure that was: ero, obbi, kolá and ozún naború, under the canutillo. That is why the Awó Otura Niko should not miss a caimito branch behind the door and put Shangó erú, obbi, kolá, ozún naború, and cover it with canutillo. Here Shango stole a thing from Olofin from (our) religion and hid it,”

It goes on to mention again that you need to give honor to your religious Masters. With emphasis to a male religious figure. And the importance of a connection between the Godson and Godfather. And giving offerings to The Godfather’s house. The text in relation to love is very bad.

It says that finding love is a pain in the ass under this sign. Because betrayal is right around every corner. You are not to go near rivers. Or get wet by rain. And dogs are seen as special protectors.

But they should also be protected.

Many offerings should be made to your spirit guides for protection. Especially your Guardian Deities and any Eggun you have like the ancestors (thanks for watching out for me Oya). The importance of Ebbos and other special offerings and rituals for protection and blessing.

There’s another missed up story about a farmer, who gave his guardian spirit an offering so that he could gain blessings. But at the end of the story, even though he got his blessings, a sack of money fell from the air on top of him and he died.

“There was a farmer almost ruined because of the great drought that hit the region in which he lived. The plants and their animals were dying. But his guardian angel offered him a chance and said:

‘Give me a goat, but do not work or get wet with rainwater that day,’

The day that the farmer, gave the guardian angel what he asked, soon it began to rain. And the farmer forgot the warning of his guardian angel and left happy to stir the earth, (that is, he worked) at that moment came the luck of Heaven, that is, sacks of money, which fell on him and killed him,”

The Ajogun or Osogbos

I’m going to say something that isn’t in that text. Okay? Don’t crucify me now. It’s an observation. He challenged the Osogbos and his own arrogance felled him. An Osogbo isn’t just bad luck.

It’s bad energy. Specifically it’s an Ajogun or demonic spirit. So it’s believed when you are resisting bad luck, you’re literally resisting an evil spirit who embodies that bad luck. So when your patron or matron Deity (guardian angel) is giving you a specific instruction to follow, do not deviate from that instruction. All this man had to do was not work for one day and stay dry.

Easiest thing in the world to do. And by the next day his crops would have been full and his Osogbos gone. What was so hard about following these instructions? Again, obey your spirit guides and Gods. That’s why death comes from disobedience this year. So there’s three things to take from that story :

1) The importance of Apotropaic Magic

Protection from evil spirits. As well as well as properly following rituals and instructions. Don’t fuck around. Follow what you are told. And do not deviate from instructions.

2) The importance of giving offerings to your spiritual guides. Following their instructions to the letter.

3) Be wary of the Osogbos

Just because you are doing a ritual to protect yourself, doesn’t mean it can’t backfire on you. And that the negative forces out there can’t hurt you.

When Orunmila went to see Olordumare

On this road, Orunmila needed to see Olordumare to resolve the situation that existed on Earth. But he could not get to where he was. Because he did not know the way or the enchantment. Faced with this situation, Orunmila divined seeing this Oddun (text, the one for this year), which Ebbó (offering cleansing) marked him with:

A rooster, needles, colored threads, fabrics, a basket, colored ribbons, eggs, little balls of faces etc. and that after he did the Ebbó he went for a walk. Shortly after walking, he met Eshu, who was disguised in torn clothes, Orunmila gave him fabrics, needles and threads to sew his clothes. Then Eshu directed him to a place where they met an old woman, who was Orishanla (Obatala in his Goddess aspect).

Orunmila, seeing her, gave her ten chicken eggs and the old woman was very happy. Because the hens had not laid there for a long time. After this, Orishanla showed him the way that would lead him to Olordumare’s house. When Orunmila arrived at the door of Olordumare’s house, he found it closed and through the bars of a window, he saw some boys, called them and fed them the buns he was carrying. Then he said to the boys,

‘Open the door for me, so you can distribute all the little balls I have in this basket.’

The boys opened the door and Orunmila was able to enter Olordumare’s house and managed to see him and ask for advice to solve the problems on Earth,”

This aspect of the text shows us that by acting honestly and in good faith, no task is impossible. Because the Gods and ultimately fate itself will help us. It again highlights the importance of doing proper magical rituals and making sure we do things correctly.

Who are the Ruling Orixas of 2023?

Oxum and Exu

This information comes from Astro Center .com I just wrote the cliff notes version in English. Umbanda and Quimbanda are both religions based on Yoruba religion. Just like Santeria. They also have Orishas (Portuguese Orixa). But their divinations and some of their rituals are different.

Mostly because Santeria and Umbanda and Quimbanda where influenced by different European cultures. So what the Yoruba practitioners lost or gained during slavery in ritual and culture depended mostly on that. It’s fascinating to see how similar they both are and yet different. That’s why I always pay attention to what all these groups say. I usually find a common theme in both divinations.

According to Umbanda and Quimbanda the Orixa Regente (Ruling Orisha) of the year 2023 are : Exu (Elegua or Eshu). Exu or Eshu is the God of the Crossroads. A messenger of the Gods, and a master of business and negotiation. A bringer of good commerce. Very similar to Hermes in the Greek pantheon.

And the other Orixa in power is, you guessed it Oxum or Oshun. Who is also one of the rulers of the year according to Santeria. As a Goddess of Prosperity as well as love, fertility, and also of good commerce, she adds to this influence. However, here’s the rub : I doubt sincerely that means you and I are going to benefit from all this prosperity. I don’t mean to be so cynical.

I believe the Gods want what is best for us. But prosperity for them and prosperity for us could have totally different definitions. That’s one, two I also sense that most of the prosperity is going to be sucked up by businesses. Not the common person. That’s what I feel.

Not because I believe the Gods favor them more than us. But because blessings are easier to get when you are already blessed. I believe that for the rest of us, we are going to have to fight like hell for those blessings. It’s not impossible. We can do it.

But be prepared to work your ass off.

From a Yoruba Priestess in the Article,

“What you can do to align with the energy of Exu, the lord of the order, is to organize yourself. The organization, discipline and good character will be necessary for you to attract the energy of the movement”, says the expert.

“Now to connect to Oxum’s energy she explains that you need to be kind to people, connect with your emotions and the emotions others, have the patience to understand the life of other people as much as yours,”

The expert adds that

“this will make all the difference in the final result so that you can connect and have a better year”.

In other words, the same thing mentioned above. If you are honest and generous you will ultimately thrive this year. The priestess also adds special baths and magic to achieve this end.

“For Exu, if you want to connect and get closer, the tip is to take prosperity baths. Try plants like Road Opener, leaf of fortune, and pitanga“, says the expert. “If you want to attract defense, take a bath of aroeira to be able to get closer to Exu’s energy and let this movement manifest itself into your life.”

“For Oxum, if you wish to manifest her sweetness and bring kindness to yourself, make a bath of fresh basil. This is a bath in which you will macerate herbs, prepare them, and wash from head to toe with them whenever you want to connect to Oxum’s energy, preferably on Saturdays”, concludes Priestess Iyá Tolomi.

Greek Gods and Hero of the Year

The Artist is here.

Now, every Greek Temple has their own way of doing things. Our religion is not centralized like Yoruba practice. But I thought I would share what my temple believes are the Ruling Gods and Hero of the year. The two ruling Gods are Hephaestus the Black Smith and builder of the Gods. And his wife Aphrodite, a Goddess of love, wealth, fertility, bringer of good fortunes and things.

You can see some of the similarities. A Goddess of love is the common factor in the Yoruba and Greek Divinations. And the presence of Obatala, Eshu, General Pi Shi, and now Hephaestus all speak to the need for hard work for prosperity to truly come. None of us are getting shit on a silver plate. I think that’s been fairly established by now.

Atlas and Herakles, The 12 Labors

And Herakles was the performer of the 12 Labors. And a master of solving problems using his intellect as well as his strength. Someone similar General Pi Shi. Ultimately those are the themes of this year. I hope this will aid you in going forward this year.

– M

PS : As of 6:30pm EST my friend got into a car accident. So far they don’t know what happened to the breaks. But he crashed with a stop sign and a wall. So………the Babalawos were right as usual

Astrological Report & Random Links of the Year for December 2022 : The Wolf Moon in Gemini (Dec 7)

Today will be a short post. Just like in the last few years, it feels like December is continuing to be a pain in the Ass. We have a bunch of Retrogrades and some other stuff going on. My head hurts just thinking about it. So let’s get to it.

(Edit I decided to add some random links to this post as well)

Auspicious and Inauspicious Influences of the Gemini Full Moon

Gemini Full Moon, Time to Walk your Talk

Marie Laveu’s tomb

How “The Secret History” Conjures Haunting New England Winters

Russia has the longest cold spell in 22 Years

From Paradise Found in Santa Barbara

Full Moon in 16 degrees Gemini

The Robertsport Ghost Ship

The Robertsport Ghostship of Liberia

Medieval Shipwreck

Sweden’s mysterious medieval shipwrecks

8 Mythical Places that actually exist

Controversial T-Rex Skull sold for 20 Million

The Two Christmasses Puzzle

16 Pagan Christmas traditions that people mistakenly attribute to Christianity

The December Solstice the longest and shortest day of the year

A Druid’s Way : The Solstice!

The final Retrogrades of 2022

The New and Full Moon of 2022

The Wolf Moon

Also the Gods of the Month of December

And the Winter Solstice Ahead by Granny Moon

What is Yule? Anarchic Yule

The last full moon of 2022 by Purple Rays

From Pandora Astrology

Also from Pandora

Cheers,

– M

A Bloodmoon Eclipse for 2022

Sorry to drop this on you friends. But tomorrow, Tuesday the 8th, at 5am Eastern time is a blood moon apocalypse. I have been feeling under the weather and preparing for a whole other Hurricane now. So here are the links for this. The following links came from Witch’s of the Craft newsletter.

Full Moon Rituals You Need To know in 2022

November Full Moon 2022 is also a lunar eclipse and it’s about to get chaotic – here’s what that means for your star sign

Total Lunar Eclipse on November 8th

The Beaver Moon and Eclipse

Which Planets Are in Retrograde in 2022? The Chaos Continues

This one comes from Paradise Lost in Santa Barbara, California

This one comes from a very good friend named Purplerays. Titled Full Moon Faery Wish which is an interesting charm to use. I remember reading a similar charm used in England by Witches during the full moon in Gemma Gary’s spell book, The Black Toad.

From Pandora Astrology

Finally, I wanted to share this wonderful image from Andy’s Travel Blog. Andy actually took an image of a bald eagle on a tree branch! I almost couldn’t believe such an iconic image was caught! Take care everyone!

– M

Astrological Information for Tonight : The Hunter’s Moon

From Sugbo.Ph

It’s been a long time since I have done one of these. No time like the present. The Hunter’s Moon is the Moon that follows the Harvest Moon. To strengthen its influence, it’s in the sign of Aries in 16 Degrees. From Pandora Astrology we have this.

They explain it further in their video

Paradise Lost also has a good Article on this,

Here we here have an article on Preparing for the Full Moon

Here is something from Ruby’s Readings

Negative influences during the Red October that we’re in. It’s an October that is full of warlike energy. That’s probably why everything is so messed up right now. It also causes extreme arguments and conflict between people. So please mind your mouth and your actions.

But also take advantage of this time to do Shadow Work. That is, working with your dark side. Everyone has a Shadow right? What if I told you that it’s literally a part of your mind and your spirit. The darker part. It’s your passion and ambition.

Your charisma and charismatic part of the soul. And it even contains old memories from past lives. Most people only associate it with anger and negativity. But that’s only how it starts out. Eventually when you have a good relationship with your Shadow Self, they cool down and become wise teachers.

The Shadow Self is acknowledged both in Psychology as well as Mysticism.

The best way to watch the Hunter’s Moon is from a balcony or roof top. At least in Florida. Because it’s rainy and cloudy here. You’ll need everything advantage can get to see it. Next we have Davina’s Predictions on Red October.

I saved some rain water. Then I placed stones inside of it. A Tiger’s Eye to represent the fiery energy. Moon Stone for the Moon and Water. And Lapis Lazuli for the water as well and the blue of the night.

Waiting for the night to fall to place it on the balcony. I’m also charging it with necromantic rites to the Ancestors. Besides Halloween, we’re in the middle of the Jewish high feast of Sukkot. I have already built an altar and am leaving special offerings there. And the Ushpizin or “guests”, the heavenly dead are commemorated.

For seven days they are given offerings and honor. Finally, here’s a link from Purplerays shared to us by Grannymoon. Oh! And one final thing. This one comes to us from Pandora Astrology.

Juno Direct and Venus Conjunct Sun: Rapturous Relating

Have a great night everyone!

– M

Random Links of the Day : Divination of the Day, some Astrology, & Atlas Obscura!

Be very aware today

It’s been a while since we did one of these so here we go.

It’s very strange that they said this at Pandora Astrology because I also received this in my email.

I guess we should all be well grounded and patient for a while. The post from Thistle in Avalon is here.

Now from Atlas Obscura

A Letter from Sherlock Holmes?

The World’s worst sandwich

A Desert Crosswords

Sodom was destroyed by an Asteroid

Iceland’s Ancient Legends

How to build a really tiny home

Scientists finally uncovered the source of the deadly ‘Blob’ that cooked the Pacific

The Catacombs of Washington DC

The Lost Boy’s of Robber’s Cove

A Cheetah’s Emotional Support Dog

A King’s Husband Returns

How to Craft a Horror Comic

Waterfall Restaurants

Hackers and Captain Crunch Whistles

The Gunkanjima Ghost Island

Widows of a Doomed Expedition

Where you can see Mer People

See ya later,

– M

The Harvest Moon (Tonight) : Random Links of the Day & Astrological Report in one

The Moon was so bright last night that it seemed to me like a rising sun

Tonight is the Harvest Moon. The last full moon before Winter officially takes hold. The late Summer Moons in autumn around September or October. To me this is a very chthonic moon. I can feel the dead starting to crawl back into the human world from last year.

There are many times of the year when the dead come. For Romans and Sumerians May was the chthonic month. But there was something about this time of year that has always made me feel like I was half in the grave. Not in a bad way. In a spiritual way. I didn’t grow up believing in this stuff.

I was a Jehovah’s Witness. I was reminded constantly by the elders of the religion that it is “false” Pagan teachings. They were right about the Pagan part. Wrong about it being false. Something deep inside, some connected to the spiritual realm told me it was real.

That’s the problem with having a psychic child. Especially one that comes from a family of Santeros in Cuba. My Mom turned her back on her gifts. And the ancestors said eh whatever. But they waited till the next generation to see if anyone would embrace it.

My sister and I answered that call.

The Harvest is Upon Us

Also known as the Full Corn Moon and the Barley Moon, this is a time of harvesting food for the long Winter ahead. A time to be with family. And a time to give thanks for all blessings. The autumnal equinox will be coming soon on the 21st of this Month. And with it new blessings.

I took a dried up crust of bread and tossed it onto the grass. A Kentucky man told me in his family they do this for prosperity. He was one of the old Southern Conjurers who practice their own unique religion and magic. A mystical version of American Christianity based on Paganism. Though they will argue against that to the death.

Even if it is true. Near as I can tell, it’s a form of feeding the Earth spirits. And maybe the Earth itself. And the abundance and prosperity comes from the Earth and its children, giving something in return. I’m preparing to celebrate soon.

Reaping Magic

Chicomecóatl the Mexica Goddess of Agriculture and Sustenance

As I mentioned above, you can call forth prosperity during this time. Reap what you have sowed this year. Sort of like collecting on a debt owed to you by the world. of course in order to collect this debt, you would have had to have done something for yourself. Otherwise you’re collecting nothing.

Magic can’t give you something you didn’t work for. It can only help you. Unless you’re using something darker and steal it out from someone else. Or have an entity backing you. Which is not something I would recommend. Even if you steal from someone bad, whatever you take from them is tainted.

And therefore, you’ll receive a tainted gift. Like using a used tooth brush. Even if it’s fancy and was cleaned, it was already used. It can’t grant you anything new. You’re wasting your time.

I’m just putting that out there because a lot of people think it’s as simple as waving a wand. It takes physical and psychic effort to pull a successful manifestation off. There’s a really good blog written by the Crossroads Companion. It’s called Job Finding Sorcery and I whole heartedly recommend it. If you really want to manifest with magic, that’s the way to go.

Also there’s a podcast called Brujeria Y Puteria (I am not translating that lol) that talks about this.

Not quite full, but still beautiful

It’s also called the Wine Moon and the Singing Moon. To me this is also one of the most Earth and Hearth centered times of the year. This is a time to work with the Earth. To tap into the inner world. Now is the time for kitchen magic.

Working with plants and herbs. Working with stones, not just crystals but actual stones. Grounding with the Earth. For the Chinese, this is a time of family gatherings. And witnessing the power of Chang’e, Goddess of the Moon.

Moon Cakes are made in her honor around this time. Unfortunately, I couldn’t cook to save my life. Unless warming up a sandwich or a hot dog counts. And try as I might, I couldn’t find any Chinese Supermarkets. So I finally settled on buying cookies that looked close enough to a full moon.

I’m doing this while making some Moon Water.

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The Curious History of the Moon Cake

I’m going to post the links now for all to see.

Juno and Mercury Retrograde from September-October

September Harvest Moon Lore

September full moon 2022: how to take a good photograph of the harvest moon tonight on your phone or camera

Harvest Moon : September’s Full Moon

Mid-Autumn Festival : Moon Celebration

Harvest Moon in Pisces

September’s Full Moon wants you to dream big

Full Moon, Crystals, and Moon Water courtesy of Paradise Found

Full Moon in Pisces | Magical Recipes Online

Have a great night

– M

Astrological Report for Wednesday July 13th Supermoon in Capricorn : The Thunder and Buckmoon

A supermoon years ago in Florida. From Pinterest Photo taken by Melissa Mederos. Location: Peacock Park, Coconut Grove in Miami, Florida

Pricus the Seagoat rides the night. He influences all who are born under the sign of Capricorn. Long ago, Kronos was the Supreme Ruler of the Universe. This was back when Zeus and his brothers Poseidon and Hades were still children. Like Ouranos before him, Kronos was a mighty creator God.

And he delighted in his creations. Yes I know he’s mostly remembered as a God of evil and darkness. And especially an eater of children. But he wasn’t always that way. He was once loving and kind.

And one day, he decided to create a race of Seagoats. Creatures who were half fish, and half goat. And they were masters of magic. They could even manifest their thoughts and will without need of spells or rituals. But most of the seagoats longed to be on land.

From the Myth of the Seagoat

Pricus was the most loyal and the best of all the Seagoats. The elect of his species. And Kronos’ favorite child. He loved the sea while his brethren loved the land. One by one, the Seagoats began to leave the waters and go to the land.

Until Pricus was the only one left behind. He mourned for his loneliness. And begged his God to take his life. Instead, Pricus was gifted with immortality. He was lifted into the stars to live amongst the other constellations.

Thus, he became the Zodiac beast of Capricorn.

Capricorn is a master of balance and to a certain point even duality. He’s a contradiction. Specifically emotional and intellectual intelligence merges on this moon. Because of that, everyone has a different take on Capricorn’s Full Moon. So here we have an article from Paradise Lost. They collected a little something from every website.

Here at Atlas Horoscope we have a whole astrological play by play of the 13th-17th of July. Then we have this from Pandora Astrology.

It’s also called the Thundermoon because of the showers in July. This is also the Buckmoon told due to the bucks regenerating their antlers at this time. This information comes courtesy of Cherokee Billie.

Both the names talk of rejuvenation for nature. This is all I have been able to gather on the Supermoon in Capricorn.

Here is a Full Moon Guide for 2022 from Magical Recipes Online. And an article from them on the full moon. I hope you all enjoyed the info I gathered. Here’s some science related articles on both the moon and comet.

K2, the brightest comet in our solar system, will swing by Earth. Here’s when to see it

A supermoon, aka buck or thunder moon, to rise in evening sky Wednesday. How to watch

-M