With our warmer days and flowers blooming comes a challenging month for many as Mercury dances quickly through the Zodiac.
On our very first day of the month, Mercury moves quickly into Taurus. This brings our communications into the world of good, solid truths. Conversations fall on the factual and anything but the facts can create animosity and irritation with others.
Venus gracefully glides into Gemini on the 9th bringing a bit of restless energy into our love life. Feeling the need to dress up and go out anywhere pops out of nowhere. This is also the evening of the New Moon, which happens to be void of course this evening before it too, moves into our fickle and diverse sign of Gemini. I’m not sure you’ll find the love of your life this particular evening if you do choose to go out – but you will have a good time and meet many interesting people. Read the rest of this entry »
April showers bring May flowers – but what do the stars bring?
Spring has sprung and with it some very interesting planetary movements are springing up as well. April 1st brings us April Fool’s Day, which just happens to have a void of course 3rd Quarter Moon moving through it. This may cause some “hurt” feelings with those practical jokes of the day, so make sure those you joke with understand that you are truly joking.
On the 10th, we usher in our April New Moon which is dancing between Aries and Taurus. The Moon goes void of course at 12:25 pm and enters Taurus at 11:22 pm the same day. Magickally, this would be a great day to work toward a big, new project that inspires you. Using the Aries energy in the morning, you can carry it over into the evening and when the Moon enters Taurus, combine the “go get-em” Aries energy with the “grounded and stable” Taurus energy to make your new project or undertaking really stick. Read the rest of this entry »
An essay penned by Lady Raven StormDancer
A friend of mine sent me an article written by a man who was so disillusioned with Wicca that he returned to his Christian roots. The article was designed as a dramatic reveal about the true age of Wicca, which was the shattering of faith that caused him to leave the Wiccan path. He used lots of exclamation points, and the flavor of the piece was of righteous anger and deep disappointment. Apparently, the books he read and the trainer he worked with all held to the belief that Wicca as a religion was thousands of years old, an unbroken line of knowledge and practice spanning millennia and finally finding its way into the open now. Naturally, when one believes what one is taught by a respected elder, it becomes very distressing when their belief is shown to be inaccurate. I imagine it is similar to the Christian Fundamentalists that insist the Earth was formed in 6 days despite science’s evidence to the contrary. In his case, it is history and logic that disrupted his beliefs, and most unfortunately, he chose to spread his anger and disappointment to the entire Wicca movement, instead of faulting those who taught him incorrectly. Read the rest of this entry »
By Lady Celestia DragonBee
March, finally, a new Spring begins! While it is still chilly for many, even the tiniest green sprouts bring tidings of what is to come. So, what do the stars say?
Mercury Retrograde ushers us into the beginning of the month. Luckily, because the spring cleaning bug seems to take a hold of many during the first few weeks of March as our weather improves, this Retrograde is quite a blessing. Reorganizing is the name of the game.
The New Moon this month falls on the 11th, but is void of course until the following day when it moves into Aries. Correlating with our Mercury Retrograde reorganizing endeavor, this New Moon is a great time to refocus and channel some of that “me first” energy into your life. If you happen to feel more argumentative than usual, try and bite your tongue and refocus that energy into starting a new project for yourself. Read the rest of this entry »
OK, I confess – I just plain LOVE tacos! I know it isn’t The most animal-friendly thing to eat, but beef has been a staple of my diet since I was just a little fella. In fact I can still remember Mom bringing home those magical envelopes of ‘Old El Paso taco seasoning’, and mixing it into that simmering cauldron of beefy goodness. She’d scoop that magic into crispy corn taco shells (if it isn’t cutting the roof of your mouth, then it isn’t authentic!) and line them up like savory soldiers for my brother and me to devour with delight.
All of that changed a couple of years ago when I decided to read the ingredients on that envelope. Have a look and see what you think: Read the rest of this entry »
Lady Celestia DragonBee’s continuing column
February brings thoughts of love for many. Winter’s woes are slowly melting and the light of day continues to lengthen. So what do the stars say this month?
Mercury moves into Pisces on the 5th making communications take on a dreamlike quality. Flashes of insight will be quite prevalent. Follow your intuition. Mercury in this position will most definitely attribute to Valentine’s Day, helping you and your sweetie (or soon to be sweetie) be able to have an emotional communication that may not always be present. Warning though, these flashes of insight and dreamlike state will only last until the 23rd when Mercury takes his first trip Retrograde for the year. Our dear Mercury Retrograde brings us failed communications, a breakdown with communication devices and missed appointments. A wonderful rule of thumb from Llewellyn for Mercury Retrogrades, “Confine activities to those that have “re” attached to the beginning of a word: reschedule, repair, return, rewrite, redecorate, restore, replace, renovate, renew, for example.” Read the rest of this entry »
CHEESE WITCH’S BROOMS
How do you do it?
A New Year is upon us, bringing us twelve more months of Astrological surprises! In January, we find something a bit rare, the 9th brings us a full day with absolutely no Aspects. This means that while there is no chaos, there is no communicating between our beloved Planets either. Some Astrologers believe in a birth chart this means Fate has stepped in.
Venus is being quite a busy bee this month – and it isn’t all in a good way. Venus is quincunx with Jupiter on the 14th making many rethink their current close friendships or romantic partners. Don’t be too hasty to throw it all in if things aren’t up to your expectation. On the 16th, Venus moves into a conjunction with Pluto – and with it – the need to force commitments. Now, this can be positive or negative. So be aware that Venus is on the move. If you are feeling the need to express or change your relationship status – wait until the 17th when Venus moves sextile Saturn. This aspect brings success and for many a new opportunity! Read the rest of this entry »