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 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

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

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

The Full Worm Moon, Crow Moon, Sugar Moon, Sap Moon, and the Lenten Moon in Virgo

An actual picture I took tonight

According to the venerable Bede, this was the time when the Goddess Hretha, Hreda, or Reda had sacrifices done in her name. We don’t know much about these sacrifices.

After reading the blog post by A Wise Fool I actually tried to look it up myself and no, no sources as to what was sacrificed. Though Wise Fool does mention that certain cakes were baked around this time. So maybe that’s what used.

Here I have a wide variety of stuff to look at. I hope you like all of these articles. Enjoy,

The Full Moon

Full Moon Amulet Protection – Printable

Worm Moon by Mary Oliver

Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence for the March Full Moon

How to Celebrate the Worm Moon: Ideas and Rituals

Gardening by the Moon calendar

The March Full Worm Moon

March Astrology Events Taking Place in 2023

Full Worm Moon

The Virgo Full Moon

Worm Moon: Full Moon for March 2023

The Lunar Witch’s Guide To Moon Spells: Rituals, Manifestation, and More

March Full Moon Correspondences – Printable

FULL MOON 16°40’ VIRGO | TUESDAY 3/7/23 AT 4:40 A.M. PST

Time to Spring Forward under the Worm Moon

– M

The Spring Star : Astrological Links, the Double Conjunction! Jupiter and Venus conjoin, then Mercury and Saturn

The Roman Gods Jupiter and Venus

You’ve probably noticed in the last month or so that two bright stars were in the sky. Closer than normal. Well there’s a reason for that : they aren’t stars. I began to notice them myself in February. And I felt something else was coming.

But I couldn’t pin it because there was no information on any astrological site yet. Something which I am disappointed in. It’s become too common for fucking websites and people to wait until an event is already happening. And then at the last fucking minute tell us everything “Ta Da!”. Like annoying life coach on adderall telling you it’s more exciting that way.

I like to be prepared. I have a bug up my ass about it. I do not lie. The last time an astrological event happened, it kicked my sorry ass. And I texted my friend and cursed his astrological sign to the fires of hell for it.

To which he asked what the fuck his sign did to me. And I replied,

I couldn’t tell if something good or bad was coming. Everything has a bit of both. But usually there is a specific theme that controls a lunation. Turns out, these planetary conjunctions have both. So without further adieu, I am giving you the pros, cons, and a few links on this conjunction.

This event is also called Astrological Spring, because this conjunction happens once every 13 Months. And it marks the astrological rise of spring. Which is why this conjunction is called the Spring Star. I have divided this stuff into three categories for your convenience. Neutral, Cons, Pros.

Neutral

Yin and Yang by DonkeyHotey

– The energy brings with it change. But the change could be good or bad. And I have felt that things will soon accelerate on that front.

– Mercury is taking a fast transit through Pisces. This means all sorts of unpredictable change can happen. Both for good or bad. It depends on your signs.

– The Conjunction of both planets cause people to look more deeply at relationships. Business, pleasure, love, family, alliances etc.. this can be good or bad. If you have a dysfunction in any of these areas, the conjunction will bring it out and force you to face it. If not, the conjunction will magnify your positive relationships. 

– Nine hours after the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus comes Mercury and Saturn in a double conjunction. Now shit gets dicy. Jupiter and Venus are generally seen as the party animals of the Gods. Saturn and Mercury are about discipline and hard work. And how that comes into play here is unknown.

It seems like polar opposites coming together to do something.

– When combined with Saturn, Mercury can be either good or bad. Again, it depends on where you are in life right now. And how it will effect your sign.

Cons

So the cons start as follows. Everything has a dark side. Even the Gods, especially them. They are nature itself. They embody everything.

The planets Jupiter and Venus can send down some of the bad influences. As well as the good influences. Think of them as gigantic talismans or antennas. Again, how they effect you depends on your sign. And even on you.

But these are some of the things to look out for :

From : Konstantinos Bogiatzakis

Jupiter :

Lust for power. Greed. Anger. need for control. Blind, single minded, ambition.

Ignorance. And lack of wisdom.

From : Gail

Venus :

Untamed Lust for everything. Excess. Feeling hollow and never truly full. Overly emotional in the negative sense. Depression, self loathing, hate.

Anger.

Warlike characteristics since one of her husbands is Mars the God of War. Vanity. And pettiness. But to name a few. Plus there is also excessive flirtations.

Mercury in its darkest form caused things to go haywire.

Saturn and Mercury :

Mercury in his dark psychopomp form from an oracular deck. This was shared by Mindful Angel

Both are more or less the same in negativity : everything that Jupiter has when it goes dark is what comes out here. But we also have negative thinking. A critical voice in our heads that makes us feel bad about everything. A bad temper (man have I been feeling that) and nasty words. And with Saturn we have the control freak issue turn into Excessive authoritarianism.

Saturn by Astrology Club

The good news here is that the first conjunction reduces the negativity greatly. Because of Jupiter and Venus we have the feelings of sorrow. Seeing the error of our ways. And wanting to make up for them. Which isn’t necessarily bad.

As long as we don’t take it to the extreme. This is extremely powerful because this conjunction is down in Taurus. And that is the sign for Venus.

Venus rules Taurus but right now this planet is being exalted in Pisces. Which increases the power of all of this even more. The thing is that we should also be careful that we do not apologize to people who don’t deserve it. The signs and their influence can cause this to happen. You also need to stay clear of conflict, lack of self control, lack of discipline, etc…

Pros

According to Astro King,

“There is also a semisextile to Pluto to add intuition, persuasion, investigation, endurance and determination,”

In Astrology, Jupiter and Venus are called the Great Benefics. Because they can bring down blessings of every sort. And they can manifest every power available. Combine that with the hard work and discipline of Mercury and Saturn and we have even more.

Jupiter :

From my God Pictures.com

Jupiter as King of the Gods, is the God of wisdom, and a God of great power. Money, influence, sex, all the things we could ever want. But there is another side to him : a wise father. Many Christians will lose their shit when they read this. I don’t care.

But Jupiter is at the same level as the Christian God. He’s the Supreme Lord of the Universe. And he isn’t the only one in that category either. He reigns alongside many God Kings : Indra, Obatala, Jesus, Ra, and Odin but to name a few. Great Kings of the Universe.

And their Queens as well.

I view Jupiter and Odin to be what I call “Mage Gods”. Gods who are masters of magic and instructors of all. So he symbolizes spiritual leaders. Wise men and women. And healers.

Many view this as a love conjunction. I don’t quite see it that way. Juno, not Venus, is the wife of Jupiter. The love between Jupiter and Venus is a familial love. With Jupiter acting as the father figure or elder.

Even if he isn’t her father. I don’t know for sure because all the sources on the divine genealogy for Roman Gods is confusing. Jupiter magnifies the power of any other being with him. In this case, of Venus.

Venus :

From : Penatotent

When people think of Venus they think of a lustful Goddess running naked around a field. They don’t stop to think that she isn’t like that all of the time. Like everyone else, the Gods have their time for recreational pleasures. But then they have time to be serious about things. They focus on a task.

Create a project. Make sure they have all the resources and materials for said project. They can be said to be the greatest builders, alchemists, business people, or artists out there. They are everything, existence itself. And so to them, it’s nothing for them to be the best at those things.

I sense that Venus has been planning something for a while. And King Jupiter is supporting her in her endeavors. What I sense here is familial love. I think that for a time now she has been disappointed with everything going on in our world. The lack of love for the common person.

Lack of love even between families and supposed friends. And it has translated into a general disdain for everything. So the Goddess is leading us back to love. Love of family (which includes our animal children). Of our friends who are themselves a type of family.

And general love for your fellow humans. That last one is probably the one we are lacking the most. Even I have fallen into that trap. I get so tired of people being assholes to me for no reason, that I become an asshole back. I don’t stop to think that maybe they are having a bad day.

Or maybe they just lead miserable lives. Or they’re going through something bad. Venus reminds us to love one another. And to see each other as a universal family. And Venus joined with her loving relative, makes this energy stronger.

Jupiter for his part sends out wisdom and knowledge. Equilibrium which we desperately need right now. Maybe trying to get us all to come to the negotiation table in different aspects of our life. In that regard he has his work cut out for him. The way things are now, I can’t possibly fathom the idea of working with some of my opposites.

And for good reason. A lot of nasty hate mongers are out there. May the Great God and the Loving Goddess show us the way. Even if we can’t stomach the idea right now. This is also a time for art, inspiration, luxury.

And both Jupiter and Venus are good for your love life.

Mercury :

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Mercury is one of the Mages of the Gods. A Master of all trades. A God of languages and travel, business, magic, transportation and communication, an ambassador to all. Even a God who crosses over the dead. And is easily at home in any dimension.

He’s even a God of thieves and thievery. He can be called upon to protect you from criminals. So here, it could be that Mercury, like Venus, is attempting to teach us something. Usually when Mercury goes retrograde it’s to teach us that our communications are off. Or that we’re missing something.

But when combined with Saturn we gain other influences.

Saturn :

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The God Saturn is the former King of the Gods. Now he’s more like an Emperor of a much Higher Realm now. Jupiter is his son. When Saturn ruled the Universe, it was described as a Golden Age. A time of Paradise for all the pre-human creatures.

And then later humans. Similar in some respects to the Edenic Era mentioned in the original testament. He’s also a wise Mage God like his son Jupiter. So he brings the exact same energy as him. And he magnifies Jupiter even more.

Which magnifies the conjunctions more than before. It should also be noted that the second conjunction takes place nine hours later. Nine being a number of long lasting prosperity, but also of discipline and knowledge. So Saturn and Mercury seem to be bringing in the same influences as Jupiter : wisdom, knowledge, personal power, and a slew of other things. This is also a time for mental work such as planning and organizing projects.

Being in control of your life and taking care of business.

Pros for All

The Council of the 12 Roman Gods article by Tanya S. Keefer

The Pros for both is that Venus is a hot shot. So is Jupiter. That means that for those positively effected by both, this can be a time of flowering. A time of personal power. Of dreams and ambitions made reality.

It’s also said that the conjunction of both cause a person to become more spiritual. And it can cause a person who is positively effected to have a more bubbling social life. Though not everyone is effected the same way. And you have to be ready to use that power for yourself when the time comes. I hate saying this because to me it’s bullshit most of the time.

But sometimes, everything is 10% what happened to you. And 90% how you react to it. Don’t want to be positive? You don’t have to be. Be a Sith Lord, use whatever negative crap is in your way to build what you want. Turn lemons into lemonade by choking the life out of the damn lemons.

Force choke those fuckers. Darth Vader style. Sometimes a little anger and darkness is good for the soul. Now that doesn’t mean take people or things by force. Don’t turn yourself into a rapist.

Learn to use your anger and fear to accomplish something positive. Balance negative and positive energy. Just don’t allow your anger to get the best of you. Don’t allow it to become your master. Master only yourself.

Also from Astro King,

Also altogether we see this,

From Astro King

The time of the Conjunctions

Another Pro is that Venus and Jupiter are a time for manifesting your dreams. Combine that with Mercury and Saturn and this whole conjunction is about making long term projects or desires happen. By working hard to place everything into place. So manifestation work will be empowered here. Plus today is Thursday (Thor’s Day) the day of the God Kings.

And early morning on Friday (Freya, Frigga, and Freyer) is mostly a day for Godesses. Though we also have Freyer. Plus in Roman religion, Friday is sacred to Venus as she is the morning star. Both these days are conjoining with each other to grow these influences. These alignments can grant the power of charisma.

Scented Mini manifestation candles from Sage and Salt

You can feel and absorb such power that you feel like you are one with all things. Now is the time to grab your prosperity and power. But it’s also a time to chill out. To dedicate yourself to amusement. The weekend is here so that does make sense.

The first conjunction also makes sure that you reap the blessings of all of your previous hard work.

Other links :

How to see the Jupiter-Venus Conjunction in the Sky.

The Full Worm Moon in March

Organizations that want the Moon to have it’s own Time Zone

Giant Zombie Atoms of the Cosmos

Naval Gazing in Druidry (very good article)

The Story of the Rainbow Crow

Sacred Objects to the Goddess Morgana

Rethinking Church Communally and Creatively by Xochitl Alvizo

Anna Perenna and the Ides of March

ROMAN GODS OF THE MONTH: MARCH

Folk Magician’s Notebook – New World Witchery

Mali Noreen

– M

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