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I am sixth generation Native Blackfoot and Scottish Celt. My Grandmother was one of my mentors her being a shaman, and my other mentor was my Druid Celtic Aunt. I was raised pagan and my education started at the age
of seven and formally after my first moon lodge ritual at 12. I am also trained as a voodoo priestess.
I am a retired MSW, Psychotherapist/Hypnotherapist, and a Dr of Ministries. I provide individual and family counseling.

Druid Ovates

Who Were Ovates?

The Druid caste was broken down into three areas; that of Ovate, Bard, and Druid.

Ovates or Vates, as they are also often referred, were the young students who were in the first stage of the Druidic philosophical priesthood. Vates were given the symbolic color of earth, Green, which signified the period of youth years. Vates were to focus mainly on their powers of observation to take notice the effects nature had upon life and matter, thus the Vate became a student of the natural sciences.

We know from Strabo that Vates were the interpreters of sacrifices and were natural philosophers. Vates, who followed the Irish pantheon, were known to carry out divinations. We can assume that Vates were the ones responsible for the calendar of Coligny, which is described as a solar/lunar predictor. It would also be safe to assume that they would have been the astronomers and astrologers as well. Some were known as writers of prose and music; however, that role was typically reserved by Bards.

What Is an Ovate?

To you alone it is given to know the truth about the gods and deities of the sky...The innermost groves of far-off forests are your abodes. And it is you who say that the shades of the dead seek not the silent land of Erebus and the pale halls of Pluto; rather, you tell us that the same spirit has a body again elsewhere, and that death, if what you sing is true, is but the mid-point of long life.
Lucan Pharsalia c.60 CE
In ancient times an Ovate was a prophet, seer, healer and diviner. In modern times, an Ovate is one who studies or practices herbalism, healing and divination within a Druidic context, or who has entered the Ovate level of training within a Druid Order.

Lucan, in the above quotation, is addressing Druids generally, but it is an appropriate quotation to open our study of the Ovates, for it was they who, to the greatest degree, were responsible for understanding the mysteries of death and rebirth, for transcending time - for divining the future, for conversing with the Ancestors - travelling beyond the grave to bring augury and counsel to those still living on earth.

If the Bards were shamans in Michael Harner's understanding of the term because they opened doors with the power of the Word, then the Ovates deserve the term shaman even more so - for they open the doors of Time.

From a study of the classical authors, a general categorisation of the three different grades accords the arts to the bards, the skills of prophecy and divination to the Ovates and philosophical, teaching, counselling and judicial tasks to the Druid.

The Ovates, then, were seers and diviners, travellers in Time, and it seems likely that they were also healers, herbalists and midwives. The English word ‘Ovate’ comes from the various terms used by the classical writers: Vates, Uatis, Euhages, which may derive from the Indo-European root uat, ‘to be inspired or possessed’. The classical author Strabo described the Ovate as ‘an interpreter of nature’. It was the Ovates who were skilled in reading omens and divining auguries – whether from the flight of birds, the shape of clouds, or the behaviour of animals or the weather – and it was the Ovates whose task it probably was to heal, using their knowledge of herbs and spells to cure disease in humans and livestock. The Ovate seems, in many ways, to conform to the type of person most people would describe as a Witch, and it is certainly possible that when Druidry went underground with the coming of Christianity, the Ovate stream may have become a source that fed later generations of healers and followers of the Old Ways, until they came to be known as the Cunning Folk– healers who could still be found in villages in Britain up until the 1930s. And it is quite possible that these Cunning people were in fact the Witches of modern popular perception.

The Ovate as master or mistress of prophecy and divination needed, and still needs today, a reorientation in relation to Time. To travel within time - to read the Akashic Records as some would term it, requires a conception of its nature and dynamics that is radically different to post-Enlightenment thinking, and more akin to the understanding now being offered by the New Physics.

The belief in the cyclicity of life, as we shall see in the next chapter, was fundamental to the world-view of the ancient Druids. In common with the Hindus, the Druids believed in reincarnation. Caesar, in De Bello Gallico says of the Druids:'The cardinal doctrine which they seek to teach is that souls do not die, but after death pass from one to another; and this belief, as the fear of death is thereby cast aside, they hold to be the greatest invective to valour.' Diodorus quotes Posidonius when he says that the Druids held that 'the souls of men are immortal, and that after a definite number of years they live a second life when the soul passes to another body.' And Philostratus of Tyana in the second century noted that the Celts believed that to be born in this world, we have to die in the Otherworld, and conversely, that when we die here, our birth into the Otherworld should be celebrated.

Now we can understand how the Ovates were able to conceive of time-travel. The Realm of the Ancestors was not the realm of people dead-and-gone - it was the repository of tribal wisdom - the realm in which the Ancestors lived whilst awaiting reincarnation and to which the Ovate could turn for guidance and inspiration on behalf of the tribe. The experience of the shaman is one in which they undergo some type of death but return to life - only this time knowing the inner soul-geography. In the past, this experience of returning to life from the realm of death was a rare occurrence. Today, with sophisticated techniques for reviving the body the experience is becoming more frequent. A growing academic interest in the subject means that we now have an enormous amount of data on these near-death experiences. Out of the thousands of such experiences recorded a clear pattern of experience emerges: the dying person experiences cracking, clicking, or rushing noises, or sometimes wonderfully harmonious sounds; this is followed by an experience of leaving the physical body - observing their physical body and surroundings from a distance; they then feel themselves drawn through a dark tunnel out of which they emerge into brilliant light. This light assumes an almost personal quality and frequently encounters occur with spiritual helpers or protective beings and the Ancestors - friends and relatives who have died previously. There then often follows a rapid review of their life in which they realise instantly where they acted rightly or wrongly. This experience of self-judgement is followed by an entry into a state of being in which past, present and future merge into one reality - a world filled with ecstasy, radiant colours, and immensely beautiful landscapes.

We know nothing more, with such certainty, of the post-death state for those who reach this realm of beauty are then brought to a Being who tells them that they must return to their body - their visit, this time, has been only temporary.

What does this tell us of the Ovate work?

Firstly that the realm of the Ancestors does exist, and that it can provide support and guidance. Secondly that a realm exists in which our experience of time is transcended, or fundamentally changed. It is to these realms that the shaman travels, to bring back guidance from Past Souls and insights into the future.

In megalithic times the early Druids were probably not distinctively classed into three branches of learning. The Druid shaman would probably have been the doctor and priest and repository of tribal lore all in one. The bones found in the chambered cairns such as West Kennet Long Barrow near Avebury would almost certainly have been used ritually in the way bones have been throughout the world, to summon the protection of the dead, to ward off evil and to offer augury.

It is the Ovates particular connection with the Other World, with death, which makes them officiants in the rite of Samhuinn - the feast for the departed on 31st October. But it is only in the naive imagination that this concern with death is viewed as morbid, for in reality the Ovate is concerned with new life, with regeneration. They know that to be born they have to die - whether that means in the literal sense or in the figurative sense, as a death to one way of being to be reborn to a deeper experience of being alive.

In working with the processes of death and regeneration, the Ovates particular study is - fittingly - tree-lore, herbalism and healing. The plant world is a great teacher of the laws of death and rebirth, of sacrifice and transmutation, and the tree is the supreme teacher of the mysteries of time, with its roots for the most part invisible in the past and the subconscious, and its fruit and leaves likewise mostly hidden from us in the heights of the superconscious - holding the potential of the future in the seeds that will in due time fall.

The art of healing concerns the application of natural law to the human body and psyche. If the heart, mind or body is out of tune with nature we suffer. The application of natural remedies - with plants, with the four elements, with solar, lunar and stellar power are studied by the Ovate. Knowing that it is only through death to one state that we achieve a wider life, the Ovate is in this sense also a psychotherapist. The Ovate learns and teaches that it is often only by letting go, rather than holding on, that we truly find what we have been seeking.

How is the Ovate Way of relevance to us today? The fact that many healers - of both body and soul, find Druidry helpful lies in its ability to open the Self to something more than just the personal. The story of psychotherapy illustrates this point, and suggests that we can place Druidry, and the work of the Ovates in particular, at the leading edge of psyche (soul) therapies.

Psychotherapy as a form of healing began by discovering the value in opening up communication between the different parts of ourselves – within our intra-personal world. Healing occurred, for example, when our sexual selves were able to relate more openly with our rational cultivated selves; or when our hearts were able to speak freely to our minds. But this was found to be insufficient - for not only do we need to have successful communication between the different parts of ourselves, we also need effective communication with those around us, in our inter-personal relationships. Group therapy was born. More healing occurred as we shared our fears and joys with others - discovering our common humanity and our unique differences. But more was needed - we could resolve a good deal of our intra-personal and inter-personal difficulties, but we were still haunted by 'existential neurosis' - we needed to move beyond the personal to the transpersonal, to find our place in existence by going beyond the Self. The spiritual psychologies were born. They opened up the channels of communication not only between ourselves and others, but also with our Overself, our Transpersonal Self and with the Divine.

By now it looked as if psychotherapists had covered every base - we had been put back into relationship with ourselves, with our fellow humans and with our sense of the Divine or Spiritual. But to many therapists’ surprise the existential neurosis and sense of alienation often continued for their clients, because in all this therapy they had inadvertently been guilty of 'speciesism': they had ignored our relations with the rest of nature. We may have successful communication with humanity and God/dess, but what about with our home, the Earth - with the stars and sky, with animals and trees? The Druid argument, and the argument of all earth religions, is that we can only be fully healthy, fully whole physically and psychologically and indeed spiritually, when we are in communion with all of nature.

The walls of the consulting room and the church collapse... client and therapist, patient and analyst, confessing and confessor, walk away from the debris, remove their clothes and immerse themselves in the pool that stands before them in the light of the sun. only then are they whole. only then can they claim that the healing is complete.

We now have an insight into the healing power that Druidry can bring, and the way in which this can be mediated by the Ovate with their knowledge of herb, tree and animal lore and their ability to commune with the spirits of the departed. But what of their divinatory skills?

Understanding the hidden dynamics of Time and knowing the reality of the spirit worlds enables the Ovate to divine without the interference of the rational mind. This mantic work falls into three categories: augury - which is the making of predictions based on signs and omens; divination - which uses particular methods for finding hidden things - whether they be 'intangibles' such as future events or 'tangibles' such as water or metal; and prophecy - which needs no outer methods but which depends on the Ovate's ability to channel higher wisdom in relation to future events.

The methods of augury used in the past were many: from simple weather-witching to sophisticated interpretation of bird flight - from the observation of animal behaviour to the interpretation of planetary configurations. Almost certainly each of the four elements was used for augury, as they were used for healing. It is likely that the signs and associated feelings conveyed by earth cast on a sheet or drum-skin were read as a modern fortune teller might read the tea-leaves or in Eastern Europe the coffee-grounds, and the shapes of passing clouds or of the images found in the fire or in gazing into pools of water were undoubtedly further sources of inspiration. We know the term the Irish Druids used for cloud divination – Neldoracht – and we know too of more complex methods of divining used in Ireland, including Tarbhfeis, which involved the diviner being wrapped in a bull’s hide to aid their clairvoyance.

The Druid took four wands of yew and upon them he wrote Oghams, and by his keys of poetic wisdom and through his Ogham he divined
that Etain was in Bri Leith with Midir.
Tochmarc Etaine
Divination is a more sophisticated form of augury. It need not be simple fortune-telling - an attempt to see into the future. It can be an effective means of revealing hidden dynamics - whether they are within oneself or within a relationship, or within a group. Divination then becomes a means of gaining self-knowledge and a deeper understanding of the hidden causes behind appearances. Seen in this way it becomes yet another way that we can try to go beyond the surface, to plumb the depths, to look at causes rather than effects. Modern day Ovates are able to turn in this quest to a number of distinctly Druidic methods of divination, including working with the sacred animals of the Celtic and Druid tradition and working with Ogham, which has come to be known as the sacred tree-alphabet of the Druids. It is claimed that the Druids used Ogham for divination. Medieval Irish stories, such as the Tochmarc Etaine suggest that this was so, even though actual inscriptions in Ogham, found on stones, have only been dated to the fourth and fifth centuries. Although from the historian’s point of view we cannot be certain that the ancient Druids used Ogham, it certainly provides us today with an evocative means of understanding hidden dynamics and future events, and has become an integral part of modern Ovate training.

However it is not only the divination of the subtle, intangible realms of the psyche and the future that is the field of Ovate study. Divination can be carried out for tangible things - for water and for metal, for items lost or deliberately hidden, and traditionally the Ovate divines with a wand of hazel. Water sources were always accorded special reverence by the Druids - not only were they naturally dependent on a good supply of drinking water, but springs were revered because they demonstrated the source of life springing up out of the body of mother-Earth, and they were seen as access points to the Otherworld.

The Ovate, with their divining skill would have been used to find water sources and sources of metallic ore, for this was important to the Celts who used both bronze and iron. The Druid, in their capacity as Pheryllt, or Druid Alchemist, worked the metals that the Ovate found in a raw state in the earth. And here we perceive another function of the Ovate - to seek out and find what is hidden. We can surmise that it was the Ovates’ function in the past, and can still be today, to find the sacred groves in which the Druids work. Likewise it is the Ovate who finds the wisdom of the Spirit, plant and animal world and brings it back for the benefit of all. It could even have been the Ovate in this aspect of their work who was responsible for finding criminals and stolen property or missing bodies. As ‘discoverer of the hidden’, the Ovate might have been the detective as the Druid was the magistrate or judge.

Finally we learn that prophecy was a function of the Ovate. Here the Ovate needed no outer form to help them find what was hidden. Their years of training as a Bard, then as an Ovate, their ability to commune with the spirits, their refinement of their being and their attunement to the world of nature meant that at certain times they could prophesy - predicting the future or warning of possible dangers so that they could be avoided. Merlin is seen in his Ovate role when he utters the prophecies compiled by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the twelfth century.

The ability to prophesy should be understood in its widest sense within the Ovate work. The Bard learns how to open themselves to transpersonal creative energies to provide inspiration and integration. The Ovate builds on this connection with the inner world and combines it with an ability to negotiate time-tracks, so that they can also channel transpersonal creative energies. These channellings may take the form of prophecies - in the sense that they deal with that aspect of time which we term the 'future' - or they may deal with hidden levels of reality and causation that require elucidation and communication.

Your Horoscopes for today & tomorrow~

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, March 9th

General Horoscope
Now that yesterday’s troubles quickly fade into the past it’s time to feast after the famine Although the Moon shifts into enigmatic Scorpio at 9:09 am EDT, the level of fun continues to build throughout the day. Nevertheless, we need to pay attention to our limits because it’s tempting to overindulge as physical Mars inches toward a trine with excessive Jupiter. This partying planetary pair creates a perfect pattern for play, love and romance.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You can’t help but say yes to a special invitation today, even if you think you should be more practical. You get along famously with others while your key planet Mars is harmonizing with joyful Jupiter. Nevertheless, don’t take the easiest path just because you can; putting in a little extra effort could turn a wonderful opportunity into the most extraordinary one ever. The more fun you have, the more progress you make toward reaching your goals. Go for the gold and give it your absolute best.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)
You might be needlessly licking your wounds from an emotional disappointment yesterday. Although warrior Mars is waving his banner today, you don’t have to go to battle to achieve a victory. The truth is you only need to be honest and speak from your heart. However, be ready to back up your words with action, if needed. There’s no reason to look behind you when there is so much potential just ahead.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)
You are motivated to make a name for yourself by climbing the ladder of success today, and it appears as if your efforts will soon be rewarded. However, your outward accomplishments may not be as important now as your recent change of attitude. Even if reaching your goal takes longer than you expect, your confidence allows you to shine like a star. Friends and coworkers support your ambitions because they respect and admire you. Don’t abuse anyone’s trust by making false promises. Your authenticity is the key to your success.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Although you are often happy to play the role of a nurturing friend, you have a tricky time balancing your feelings due to the deeper emotions that are working their way to the surface today. It’s as if there are contrary sides to your personality vying for recognition. This inner conflict may be just as confusing to you as is to others. Nevertheless, you can avoid a misunderstanding if you’re straightforward about your complicated intentions right from the start.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Ironically, you feel good about what you see in your future, but you may be missing an important piece of the puzzle. Instead of only concentrating on the approval you receive from others and the good fortune coming your way now, look within yourself to create a more meaningful existence. Reconsider your basic values, analyze your recent assumptions and uncover hidden issues, even if there are more thorns than flowers. Everything is less scary in the light of awareness.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You are highly capable of managing your business affairs now, but unexpected assistance from a good friend or friendly advice from a coworker could make your life a lot easier. Naturally, you can be your own superhero, but today’s cosmic energy is so positive for relationships, it’s not smart to go off and do something important by yourself. Involving others in your activities encourages camaraderie and makes the day one to remember

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
You can express yourself with an assertive flair today, especially through artistic creation or spontaneous behavior. Unfortunately, words might fail you now, so don’t bother trying to explain your emotions; follow your instincts and demonstrate your feelings, instead. When all is said and done, your actions really do speak louder than anything else.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You don’t need to tone down your intensity today; your powerful emotions are compelling and your friends and acquaintances will probably want more of you rather than less. You are so highly attuned to sexy Mars that it’s nearly impossible to wipe that all-knowing smile off your face. Luckily, exuberant Jupiter encourages you to take charge. Just remember to consider your desires carefully before sharing them with someone else. Otherwise, you might receive what you wished for, even if it’s not in your best interests.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Your high spirits are inspirational today as optimistic Jupiter raises new possibilities everywhere you look. The secret to your success is to align your heart with energetic Mars and act on your desires. Thankfully, expressing your emotions moves you closer to someone you really like. Although love is favored now, don’t become so sure of yourself that you miss the obvious signals right in front of your face.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Sometimes you aren’t the greatest communicator in the world, especially when it involves sharing emotions that make you feel vulnerable. Nevertheless, you tend to fare better today if you can steer clear of more rational realms. You’re willing to reveal your feelings, even if you don’t know where the other person stands. It’s not time to be shy when it comes to acknowledging what’s in your heart. Softening your established boundaries can open up new possibilities for love.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You may believe you’re slipping and sliding down a slippery slope of emotions now as you share your ambitions for the future. However, this journey of revelation is not about furthering your career goals or finding your life purpose. It’s more about an illogical attraction, a warm and fuzzy feeling that often acts like a warning sign — especially when your heart mean business. There’s no valid reason to keep your dreams to yourself; take a risk and tell someone special how much you really care.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Your enthusiasm may be over the top today, or, perhaps, you are experiencing someone else’s positive attitude. In either case, there’s more going on than meets the eye, and, fortunately, what comes to the surface now can be quite pleasant. Don’t try to hide your feelings, even if you’re worried that things could turn out badly. Be courageous and put your wishes out in the open for the world to hear. If you don’t gamble with your heart you’ll never know what could happen.

~******Your Horoscopes for Tuesday, March 10th******~

General Horoscope

The real magic unfolds in the shadows today as the transformational Scorpio Moon reveals her secrets slowly. Nevertheless, we can still make the best of it because three planets in fiery Aries help us burn through any emotional darkness. The passionate energy of ardent Mars and expansive Jupiter has the combined power of uninhibited enthusiasm to free us from the potentially paralyzing grip of the unknown. The mystery is the source of our success.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You have set your agenda in stone and won’t be easily distracted from your goals today. Your unrelenting drive might seem obsessive to your peers; however, you should still be able to present a more lighthearted demeanor, even if you’re secretly freaking out. Although your unwavering determination is a powerful asset, it’s still wise to know when to call it a day. Thankfully, time isn’t running out as fast as you think now, so take a moment to acknowledge how much progress you have already made.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)
Your tenacity can help you win a tough argument today, but the price you must pay could be too severe. The Moon’s shift into your 7th House of Companions raises the stakes in an intense disagreement. Your victory will likely be hollow if an emotional drama drains you of your energy. Make the best case you can for your point of view, but then be willing to shift gears and meet others halfway. Connecting on common ground creates a sense of camaraderie for everyone involved.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)
Manipulating reality can be as simple as choosing your words carefully. You are extremely clever at smoothly altering other people’s perceptions without anyone being aware of your shenanigans. Unfortunately, you might not realize the lasting impact you can have on those around you. Thankfully, reconsidering your objectives before saying anything avoids accidentally hurting someone near and dear to your heart. Use your power of persuasion for the good of all.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Expressing yourself with unrestrained intensity and unwavering certainty is empowering today. You’re finally ready to let someone at work know exactly how you feel, but it’s still tricky to bring your complex emotions out into the open. Your feelings may be bouncing all over the place, and no single action can describe all the nuances. Stepping outside your comfort zone requires courage. Nevertheless, taking a risk by sharing your perspective reliably chips away at the walls that separate you from your peers.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You can see the positive side of nearly anything today, even in a situation that others think is hopeless. It’s not that you are in denial; it’s just that you’re simultaneously optimistic and pessimistic now, giving you an advantage when collaborating with your coworkers. Fortunately, they will be more than willing to follow your lead once they realize your intentions are completely authentic. Trust your intuition to steer you in the right direction.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You are at the top of your game today, applying your intelligence to navigate your way out of an emotionally intense predicament. At first, you may worry that you’re being lured into a situation that could trap you. But upon a more detailed analysis, you return to the power of positive thought. Don’t allow temporary limitations to prevent you from achieving success; instead, face the obstacles and let your adrenaline fuel your growth.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Although you may be hopeful about the trajectory of a current relationship, your emotions are running on high alert today. You prefer to minimize the drama, but the stress seems to follow you now wherever you go. Instead of avoiding involvement, remain open to another person’s process without feeding your own fears into the story. Ultimately, your optimistic attitude can tilt the scales in a positive direction. Being a good listener could be enough to alleviate the current intensity and calm everyone’s nerves.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You might be inexplicably fearful of what you don’t know today. The Moon’s visit to your sign indicates a couple of days of heightened emotional activity, yet the changes you experience now are of long-lasting significance. You may react defensively by clinging onto an old relationship or memory that is no longer serving your best interests. But don’t be reckless; suddenly dropping someone or something of value can be counterproductive. Take your time to see where the current energy leads before making a decision you can’t undo.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You are tempted to hide your anger today as the inscrutable Scorpio Moon worms her way through your 12th House of Secrets. Nevertheless, your compelling attraction to someone special could lure your feelings out of the shadows while driving away any lingering negativity. You may resist taking a long, hard look at all your options because you are afraid of the depths you might have to explore. Just remember, anything that is buried now will likely work its way to the surface in a few days. Examining your heart isn’t easy but the truth will set you free.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Close friends and relatives might not realize what an invaluable source of strength they are for you now. The good news is they don’t have to go to heroic measures to demonstrate their support. Just knowing that you have a team to lean on in a pinch is quite reassuring. Thankfully, you don’t need to be rescued today. Nevertheless, graciously accepting assistance at the right time can catapult you to the next level of success.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Your apparent optimism may be confusing today. Nevertheless, everyone sees you as a walking inspiration because your cheerful disposition motivates them to make an extra effort on the job. Although you’re able to accomplish a lot of work on your own, you still might think you missed your mark. Getting stuck in your personal dissatisfaction won’t help your cause. Instead, concentrate on the good you can do for others and your confidence will return quicker than you expect.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
It seems as if there is a flock of angels watching over you today. Perhaps, someone or something is clearing a path for you right through a complicated situation. Rest assured that your choices are being supported by the cosmos, so be bold and reach out to help someone else. In this manner, you can be an energetic conduit, receiving blessings and then, in turn, passing them along to those who could use a little magic, too.

Everything you need to know: Vernal or spring equinox 2015


In 2015, the vernal or spring equinox comes on March 20 at 22:45 UTC (5:45 p.m. CDT).

The March equinox signals the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. It marks that special moment when the sun crosses the celestial equator going from south to north. In 2015, this equinox arrives on March 20 at 22:45 UTC, or 5:45 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Here’s what we all know about this equinox. In the Northern Hemisphere, the sun is rising earlier now, and nightfall comes later. Plants are sprouting. Winds are softening. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, people are enjoying the warmer days of spring. South of the equator, autumn begins. There is also a total eclipse of the sun at this 2015 March equinox. Follow the links below to learn more about the vernal equinox.

What is an equinox?

Is the equinox always on March 20?

Where should I look to see signs of the equinox in nature?

Does the sun rise due east and set due west at the equinox?

Supermoon total eclipse of equinox sun on March 20, 2015

What is an equinox? The equinox is an event that happens in Earth’s orbit around the sun. Simultaneously, it happens on the imaginary dome of our sky. The imaginary celestial equator is a great circle dividing the sky into Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The celestial equator wraps the sky directly above Earth’s equator. At the equinox, the sun crosses the celestial equator, to enter the sky’s northern hemisphere.

Our ancestors didn’t understand the equinoxes and solstices as events that occur in the course of Earth’s yearly orbit around the sun. But they surely marked today as being midway between the sun’s lowest path across the sky in winter and highest path across the sky in summer.

Today, we know each equinox and solstice is an astronomical event, caused by Earth’s tilt on its axis and ceaseless motion in orbit.

Because Earth doesn’t orbit upright, but is instead tilted on its axis by 23-and-a-half degrees, Earth’s Northern and Southern hemispheres trade places in receiving the sun’s light and warmth most directly. We have an equinox twice a year – spring and fall – when the tilt of the Earth’s axis and Earth’s orbit around the sun combine in such a way that the axis is inclined neither away from nor toward the sun.

At the equinox, Earth’s two hemispheres are receiving the sun’s rays equally. Night and day are approximately equal in length. The word equinox comes from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night).

But, since Earth never stops moving around the sun, these days of equal sunlight and night will change quickly.

The video below was the Astronomy Picture of the Day for March 19, 2014. They wrote:

When does the line between day and night become vertical? Tomorrow. Tomorrow is an equinox on planet Earth, a time of year when day and night are most nearly equal. At an equinox, the Earth’s terminator — the dividing line between day and night — becomes vertical and connects the north and south poles. The above time-lapse video demonstrates this by displaying an entire year on planet Earth in twelve seconds. From geosynchronous orbit, the Meteosat satellite recorded these infrared images of the Earth every day at the same local time. The video started at the September 2010 equinox with the terminator line being vertical. As the Earth revolved around the sun, the terminator was seen to tilt in a way that provides less daily sunlight to the northern hemisphere, causing winter in the north. As the year progressed, the March 2011 equinox arrived halfway through the video, followed by the terminator tilting the other way, causing winter in the southern hemisphere — and summer in the north. The captured year ends again with the September equinox, concluding another of billions of trips the Earth has taken — and will take — around the sun.

Is the equinox always on March 20? No. It can come on March 19, 20 or 21. But the equinox will be on March 20 for the coming four decades.

For the remainder of the 21st century (2001-2100), the March equinox will fall on March 20 or 19. The next March 19 equinox will be in the year 2044.

The equinox won’t happen on March 21 until the year 2102. The March equinox last took place on March 21 in 2007.

If you’re curious (or confused) about the various dates of this equinox, you’re not alone. In a nutshell, it’s because the tropical year, as measured between successive March equinoxes, doesn’t have an even number of days (365.242 days). Our calendar, on the other hand, has an even 365 days in a common year and 366 days in a leap year.

The centennial year 2000 is a leap year, bringing about earlier dates for the March equinox in the 21st century (2001-2100). However, the suppression of the leap year in the centennial year 2100 pushes the dates upward again in the 22nd century (2101-2200).

Image from 2011, via Geosync
Image from 2011, via Geosync
Where should I look to see signs of the equinox in nature? The knowledge that spring is here – and summer is coming – is everywhere now, on the northern half of Earth’s globe.

If you live in Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, you’ve likely been noticing the earlier dawns and later sunsets for some weeks now.

Also notice the arc of the sun across the sky each day. You’ll find it’s shifting toward the north. Birds and butterflies are migrating back northward, too, along with the path of the sun.

The longer days bring with them warmer weather. People are leaving their winter coats at home. Trees are budding, and plants are beginning a new cycle of growth. In many places, spring flowers are beginning to bloom.

Does the sun rise due east and set due west at the equinox? Yes, it does. And that’s true no matter where you live on Earth, because we all see the same sky.

No matter where you are on Earth, you have a due east and due west point on your horizon. That point marks the intersection of your horizon with the celestial equator – the imaginary line above the true equator of the Earth.

At the equinoxes, the sun appears overhead at noon as seen from Earth’s equator, as the illustration at right shows. This illustration (which is by Tau’olunga) shows the sun’s location on the celestial equator, every hour, on the day of the equinox.

That’s why the sun rises due east and sets due west for all of us. The sun is on the celestial equator, and the celestial equator intersects all of our horizons at points due east and due west.

This fact makes the day of an equinox a good day for finding due east and due west from your yard or other favorite site for watching the sky. Just go outside around sunset or sunrise and notice the location of the sun on the horizon with respect to familiar landmarks.

If you do this, you’ll be able to use those landmarks to find those cardinal directions in the weeks and months ahead, long after Earth has moved on in its orbit around the sun, carrying the sunrise and sunset points northward.

So enjoy the 2015 spring equinox on March 20 – an event that happens on our sky’s dome – and a seasonal marker in Earth’s orbit around the sun!

Bottom line: In 2015, the vernal equinox comes on March 20 at 22:45 UTC, or 5:45 p.m. Central Daylight Time for us in the central U.S. Everything you need to know about the equinox, here.

How to translate Universal Time to your time zone
http://www.timeanddate.com

2015 equinox: Sun rises due east and sets due west

A Chinese perspective on the spring equinox

In Chinese thought, spring is associated with the direction east – the sunrise direction as Earth spins us toward the beginning of each new day.

In 2015, the vernal or spring equinox for the Northern Hemisphere (autumn equinox for Southern Hemisphere) will arrive on March 20 at 22:45 UTC, or 5:45 p.m. Central Daylight Time for us in the central U.S.

In Chinese thought, spring is associated with the color green, the sound of shouting, the wood element, the climate of wind, things sprouting, your eyes, your liver, your anger, patience and altruism – and a green dragon. Not surprisingly, spring is also associated with the direction east, the sunrise direction as Earth spins us toward the beginning of each new day.

Sunrise in Newfoundland on March 1, 2012 via EarthSky Facebook friend Margaret Ayad. In the Chinese system of Five Phases or Five Elements, springtime and the direction east correspond. View larger.
What’s this about? It’s a system called Wu Xing by the Chinese, which translates to the Five Phases or Five Elements. Phases describes it better, because it’s a description of nature, which as we all know never stops moving.

Everything you need to know: Vernal or spring equinox 2014

You can think of the Chinese system of Wu Xing as correlating to the seasons. We all experience the fact that things sprout and begin to grow (spring). They fire up or ignite or bloom (summer) and reach completeness (late summer). They begin to dry and wither (autumn). They rest (winter).

A Chinese green dragon belongs to the same set of correspondences as springtime. Image via The Dragon
Also, in this system of thought, each season or “phase” has many other correspondences – for example, the direction east and a green dragon correspond to springtime. The Chinese use Wu Xing to describe interactions and relationships between many ordinary things all around us and within us. They used this system to think about such diverse activities as music, military strategy and the martial arts, for example. They used it to help understand how to heal the human body. When I first encountered it, after years of studying astronomy, it reminded me a lot of western cosmology, in that it provides a framework for a whole universe.

If you learn the Chinese system of Wu Xing – Five Elements or Five Phases – you’ll begin to see it in many things. It’s a deep way of thinking about nature and can help you understand, for example, how profoundly the stillness, cold and quiet – the deep unknown – of winter has to happen first before spring (or new endeavors of any kind) can begin to sprout. In that way, it helped me embrace “winter” of all kinds, because winter promises spring.

Green is the color of springtime. Image via Green Kite Property Services
So to celebrate the spring equinox in accordance with Chinese thought, you might …

Stand facing east, considered the direction of spring in this philosophy. Just stand for a few moments and honor the quality of east as it relates to the season of spring.

Plant a garden. Sprouting and the color green are integral to springtime in both eastern and western philosophies. In Chinese thought, so are your eyes. Have you ever had the experience of straining your eyes, then resting them by taking a long car ride, looking at the many soothing greens of the landscape? I have. In the Chinese system of thought, your eyes and the color green, springtime and sprouting plants, all correspond.

Wind is the climate of springtime. Image via Lee J. Haywood on Flickr
Fly a kite! Wind is the climate of spring, in Chinese thought.

Shout! Let it go. Time to begin anew.

The Chinese understanding of nature’s cycle seems fanciful, but once you begin to consider the five elements or phases of Chinese philosophy, you see them cycling in and around everything. All things sprout (spring), bloom (summer), reach completeness (late summer), become brittle and die (autumn), then rest (winter). You can recognize these phases in the course of relationships, over a workday, in the progress of a play or novel, in the process of aging, while eating a meal, in the growth of a garden, in a scientific or political or business enterprise, while playing a game.

So enjoy this easiest of seasons … this beginning. Happy spring, everybody!

['Everything you need to know: Vernal or spring equinox 2015 earth_lighting_equinox_300 In 2015, the vernal or spring equinox comes on March 20 at 22:45 UTC (5:45 p.m. CDT). The March equinox signals the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. It marks that special moment when the sun crosses the celestial equator going from south to north. In 2015, this equinox arrives on March 20 at 22:45 UTC, or 5:45 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Here’s what we all know about this equinox. In the Northern Hemisphere, the sun is rising earlier now, and nightfall comes later. Plants are sprouting. Winds are softening. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, people are enjoying the warmer days of spring. South of the equator, autumn begins. There is also a total eclipse of the sun at this 2015 March equinox. Follow the links below to learn more about the vernal equinox. What is an equinox? Is the equinox always on March 20? Where should I look to see signs of the equinox in nature? Does the sun rise due east and set due west at the equinox? Supermoon total eclipse of equinox sun on March 20, 2015 What is an equinox? The equinox is an event that happens in Earth’s orbit around the sun. Simultaneously, it happens on the imaginary dome of our sky. The imaginary celestial equator is a great circle dividing the sky into Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The celestial equator wraps the sky directly above Earth’s equator. At the equinox, the sun crosses the celestial equator, to enter the sky’s northern hemisphere. Our ancestors didn’t understand the equinoxes and solstices as events that occur in the course of Earth’s yearly orbit around the sun. But they surely marked today as being midway between the sun’s lowest path across the sky in winter and highest path across the sky in summer. Today, we know each equinox and solstice is an astronomical event, caused by Earth’s tilt on its axis and ceaseless motion in orbit. Because Earth doesn’t orbit upright, but is instead tilted on its axis by 23-and-a-half degrees, Earth’s Northern and Southern hemispheres trade places in receiving the sun’s light and warmth most directly. We have an equinox twice a year – spring and fall – when the tilt of the Earth’s axis and Earth’s orbit around the sun combine in such a way that the axis is inclined neither away from nor toward the sun. At the equinox, Earth’s two hemispheres are receiving the sun’s rays equally. Night and day are approximately equal in length. The word equinox comes from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night). But, since Earth never stops moving around the sun, these days of equal sunlight and night will change quickly. The video below was the Astronomy Picture of the Day for March 19, 2014. They wrote: When does the line between day and night become vertical? Tomorrow. Tomorrow is an equinox on planet Earth, a time of year when day and night are most nearly equal. At an equinox, the Earth’s terminator — the dividing line between day and night — becomes vertical and connects the north and south poles. The above time-lapse video demonstrates this by displaying an entire year on planet Earth in twelve seconds. From geosynchronous orbit, the Meteosat satellite recorded these infrared images of the Earth every day at the same local time. The video started at the September 2010 equinox with the terminator line being vertical. As the Earth revolved around the sun, the terminator was seen to tilt in a way that provides less daily sunlight to the northern hemisphere, causing winter in the north. As the year progressed, the March 2011 equinox arrived halfway through the video, followed by the terminator tilting the other way, causing winter in the southern hemisphere — and summer in the north. The captured year ends again with the September equinox, concluding another of billions of trips the Earth has taken — and will take — around the sun. Is the equinox always on March 20? No. It can come on March 19, 20 or 21. But the equinox will be on March 20 for the coming four decades. For the remainder of the 21st century (2001-2100), the March equinox will fall on March 20 or 19. The next March 19 equinox will be in the year 2044. The equinox won’t happen on March 21 until the year 2102. The March equinox last took place on March 21 in 2007. If you’re curious (or confused) about the various dates of this equinox, you’re not alone. In a nutshell, it’s because the tropical year, as measured between successive March equinoxes, doesn’t have an even number of days (365.242 days). Our calendar, on the other hand, has an even 365 days in a common year and 366 days in a leap year. The centennial year 2000 is a leap year, bringing about earlier dates for the March equinox in the 21st century (2001-2100). However, the suppression of the leap year in the centennial year 2100 pushes the dates upward again in the 22nd century (2101-2200). Image from 2011, via Geosync Image from 2011, via Geosync Where should I look to see signs of the equinox in nature? The knowledge that spring is here – and summer is coming – is everywhere now, on the northern half of Earth’s globe. If you live in Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, you’ve likely been noticing the earlier dawns and later sunsets for some weeks now. Also notice the arc of the sun across the sky each day. You’ll find it’s shifting toward the north. Birds and butterflies are migrating back northward, too, along with the path of the sun. The longer days bring with them warmer weather. People are leaving their winter coats at home. Trees are budding, and plants are beginning a new cycle of growth. In many places, spring flowers are beginning to bloom. Does the sun rise due east and set due west at the equinox? Yes, it does. And that’s true no matter where you live on Earth, because we all see the same sky. No matter where you are on Earth, you have a due east and due west point on your horizon. That point marks the intersection of your horizon with the celestial equator – the imaginary line above the true equator of the Earth. At the equinoxes, the sun appears overhead at noon as seen from Earth’s equator, as the illustration at right shows. This illustration (which is by Tau’olunga) shows the sun’s location on the celestial equator, every hour, on the day of the equinox. That’s why the sun rises due east and sets due west for all of us. The sun is on the celestial equator, and the celestial equator intersects all of our horizons at points due east and due west. This fact makes the day of an equinox a good day for finding due east and due west from your yard or other favorite site for watching the sky. Just go outside around sunset or sunrise and notice the location of the sun on the horizon with respect to familiar landmarks. If you do this, you’ll be able to use those landmarks to find those cardinal directions in the weeks and months ahead, long after Earth has moved on in its orbit around the sun, carrying the sunrise and sunset points northward. So enjoy the 2015 spring equinox on March 20 – an event that happens on our sky’s dome – and a seasonal marker in Earth’s orbit around the sun! Bottom line: In 2015, the vernal equinox comes on March 20 at 22:45 UTC, or 5:45 p.m. Central Daylight Time for us in the central U.S. Everything you need to know about the equinox, here. How to translate Universal Time to your time zone http://www.timeanddate.com 2015 equinox: Sun rises due east and sets due west A Chinese perspective on the spring equinox In Chinese thought, spring is associated with the direction east – the sunrise direction as Earth spins us toward the beginning of each new day. In 2015, the vernal or spring equinox for the Northern Hemisphere (autumn equinox for Southern Hemisphere) will arrive on March 20 at 22:45 UTC, or 5:45 p.m. Central Daylight Time for us in the central U.S. In Chinese thought, spring is associated with the color green, the sound of shouting, the wood element, the climate of wind, things sprouting, your eyes, your liver, your anger, patience and altruism – and a green dragon. Not surprisingly, spring is also associated with the direction east, the sunrise direction as Earth spins us toward the beginning of each new day. Sunrise in Newfoundland on March 1, 2012 via EarthSky Facebook friend Margaret Ayad. In the Chinese system of Five Phases or Five Elements, springtime and the direction east correspond. View larger. What’s this about? It’s a system called Wu Xing by the Chinese, which translates to the Five Phases or Five Elements. Phases describes it better, because it’s a description of nature, which as we all know never stops moving. Everything you need to know: Vernal or spring equinox 2014 You can think of the Chinese system of Wu Xing as correlating to the seasons. We all experience the fact that things sprout and begin to grow (spring). They fire up or ignite or bloom (summer) and reach completeness (late summer). They begin to dry and wither (autumn). They rest (winter). A Chinese green dragon belongs to the same set of correspondences as springtime. Image via The Dragon Also, in this system of thought, each season or “phase” has many other correspondences – for example, the direction east and a green dragon correspond to springtime. The Chinese use Wu Xing to describe interactions and relationships between many ordinary things all around us and within us. They used this system to think about such diverse activities as music, military strategy and the martial arts, for example. They used it to help understand how to heal the human body. When I first encountered it, after years of studying astronomy, it reminded me a lot of western cosmology, in that it provides a framework for a whole universe. If you learn the Chinese system of Wu Xing – Five Elements or Five Phases – you’ll begin to see it in many things. It’s a deep way of thinking about nature and can help you understand, for example, how profoundly the stillness, cold and quiet – the deep unknown – of winter has to happen first before spring (or new endeavors of any kind) can begin to sprout. In that way, it helped me embrace “winter” of all kinds, because winter promises spring. Green is the color of springtime. Image via Green Kite Property Services So to celebrate the spring equinox in accordance with Chinese thought, you might … Stand facing east, considered the direction of spring in this philosophy. Just stand for a few moments and honor the quality of east as it relates to the season of spring. Plant a garden. Sprouting and the color green are integral to springtime in both eastern and western philosophies. In Chinese thought, so are your eyes. Have you ever had the experience of straining your eyes, then resting them by taking a long car ride, looking at the many soothing greens of the landscape? I have. In the Chinese system of thought, your eyes and the color green, springtime and sprouting plants, all correspond. Wind is the climate of springtime. Image via Lee J. Haywood on Flickr Fly a kite! Wind is the climate of spring, in Chinese thought. Shout! Let it go. Time to begin anew. The Chinese understanding of nature’s cycle seems fanciful, but once you begin to consider the five elements or phases of Chinese philosophy, you see them cycling in and around everything. All things sprout (spring), bloom (summer), reach completeness (late summer), become brittle and die (autumn), then rest (winter). You can recognize these phases in the course of relationships, over a workday, in the progress of a play or novel, in the process of aging, while eating a meal, in the growth of a garden, in a scientific or political or business enterprise, while playing a game. So enjoy this easiest of seasons … this beginning. Happy spring, everybody!']

Just for Today Correspondence~Monday March 9th, 2015

MONDAY

Planet - Moon

Spells/Magic – home, pets, family, dreams, feminine issues, psychic development, astral travel, divination, peace, healing, caring, fertility.

Magical aspects: peace, sleep , healing, compassion, friendships, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility.

Oils - jasmine , sandalwood, lemon, coconut,peppermint,

Trees and plants and herbs – aloe,gardenia,grape,jasmine, lemon,mallow,moonflower,poppy,pumpkin,sandalwood,pine,willow tree,

Magical stones : moonstone , pearl, clear quartz

Colours - white, silver, grey, pearl, lavender, ivory

Metal - Silver

Energy Type – Female

Dieties: personified by such goddesses as Selene, Luna, Diana, and Artimis. The Moon is ruler of flow affecting the changeable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, its powers are at their most potent.

Monday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Psychic Pursuits, Psychology, Dreams, Astral Travel, Imagination, Women’s Mysteries, Reincarnation, Short Trips, Women, Children, Public, Domestic Concerns, Emotions, Fluids, Magick, Spirituality, Nursing, Full moon magic, Purity, Protection, Truth, Meditation, Peace, Sincerity, Justice, Warding off Doubts and Fears, Anything to do with Water and Bodies of Water, Antiques, Trip Planning, Household Activities, Initiation, Astrology, New-Age Pursuits, Archetypes, Totem Animals, Shape-shifting and Religious Experiences.

Monday: The Moon; best for emotionally based spellwork, such us attracting confidence and intuition, protection spells, clairvoyance etc..
 

THE MOON AS A SYMBOL 
The moon is a powerful symbol of the Triple Goddess, who represents the spiritual growth of wisdom and the evolution of a woman from an innocent maiden to the loving mother and hence to the wise crone. These stages are also a reflection of the four lunar phases- the dark moon (just before the new moon) the waxing moon, the full moon, and the waning, which are also mirrored by the female menstrual cycles. Just as the moon is the mother of the universe, representing the feminine powers of the cosmos, so the sun is opposite and represents the masculine forces that surround us and infuse us with the power of the Gods. Purely in it's own right, the power of the moon and the timing of its phases can either enhance or disrupt our bodily rhythms and our lives. Consulting the moon and an astrological chart is a vital part of spell-casting. Some days and months are more beneficial for casting certain spells than other times.

Waning Moon 
This is the period when the moon journeys from Full to New moon. Casting spells for removing problems, eliminating trouble, neutralizing adversaries and causing harm is most affective when the moon is on the wane. Protection spells for yourself, your loved ones, home and material possessions are also best cast at this time. It is also a time when our bodies are most susceptible to cleansing, so it is a good time to cleanse yourself through the process of detoxification. This can be best achieved through healing and herbal remedies, such as healing teas. Diet and exercise also become easier during this time and results tend to last longer.

Waning Moon - breaking curses, negative powers & addictions.

Monday - work, family, protection, intuition.

Spell for Today~Willow Energy 

You will need the following items for this spell: 
 

A short length of string, ribbon, grass or withy

 

You can use knots to ‘fix’ a spell – that is to hold energy to prevent something from happening or to release energy so that it happens at a chosen time. You may use string, ribbon or perhaps, more effectively, living natural grasses. Willow withies such as those used for basket weaving, are good to use for this type of spell since willow enhances intuition. Knots enable you to make sure the energy you have directed goes where you want it to go.

As always you should be conscious of the fact that it is wrong to try to force someone to do something against their will. Therefore carefully consider your actions and be very clear as to why you are trying to influence a particular situation.
You might, in spells where the timing is important, prepare the groundwork for success but tie a knot to keep some control over when the circumstances dictate a proper release.
Let us assume that you have a court case which needs some careful management and you need to make an impact.
Take your chosen length of material and as you tie a simple knot, chant words such as: As this knot is tied in thee

The power is held until set free Tis bound, until on my command The knowledge needed comes as planned.

Put the tied object in your pocket, then perhaps on the morning of the case at your chosen moment release the knot. This will enable you to have all the information and energy you need for a successful outcome.
You can also use this same knot tying to enhance your dream content though the procedure is slightly different.
If you wish to find the answer to a problem in your dreams, having carefully thought things through as much as you can, hold the withy in your hand and allow your energy to flow into it.
Tie a simple knot whilst saying : Catch now my dreams and hold them still

That I may know what is thy will Create a space that I may see What answer will be best for me

Sleep with the tied knot under your pillow and wait for inspiration
You may not receive the answer on the first night, so be prepared sleep with the knot in place for at least three nights. While the answer may not always come in a dream, usually you will find that shortly afterwards the resolution comes about in a flash of inspiration, a certainty of the right action or through information from an outside source. The method ensures that you have received help from both your own inner self and the powers that be.

Be Blessed & Always Cast With Care!

~Elder Airwolf~

Blyssful Dark Moon's Day Pagans!

REMINDER THAT THERE IS ONLY 14 DAY LEFT TO GET REGISTERED FOR SPRING CLASSES!

 

LEGION OF PAGANS INSTITUTION OF MAGICKAL EDUCATION

SPRING 2015 CLASS ROSTER

~*~ Elder Airwolf LoP Ministry Founder/Owner~*~

 

The following are the spring classes I am offering you and the instructors that will be teaching the classes with their personal introductions.

 

 

~~~ THE BASIC WITCH CLASS DESCRIPTION~~~

 

Instructor~Amethyst Reign

 

Merry Meet and Welcome!

 

I’m Amethyst Reign and I will be your instructor and guide for this course. I am a solitary witch; I am ordained as a High Priestess and an ordained non-denominational minister with a Doctor of Metaphysics through Mystic Forest Ministries and Universal Life Church.

 

I have been practicing my craft for 48 years in March. My Aunties and Grammies, and various mentors taught me over the years. I manifested my gifts at a very young age, and found a peace and belonging I had never had anywhere else.

 

I am very pleased you have decided to join me for this course, and I do look forward to assisting you on your journey.

 

We all need to start somewhere, and The Basic Witch class will do just that. You will find that a strong and stable foundation will lead you to where you want to go. We will cover many interesting, and more than likely, new topics during our journey over the next few months. You will find yourself growing throughout this course.

This class will be following the teachings of the old Celtic Aoumiel Witch.

We will be studying each chapter of Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft.

 

The course will take 8 weeks but can stretch out depending on what the mini test scores are per-week. We want to make sure that you have an understanding of what you are practicing. THIS CLASS INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the forefront please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

 

There is a fee for the course of $80.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

 

~~~BEGINNERS HERBOLOGY 101 Class DESCRIPTION~~~

Educator TN Evenfall

 

Welcome to Herbology 101! I'm T'Sesha Naneki Evenfall (TN for short) and I'll be your instructor over the next few months.

 

A few things about me - I'm a witch (obviously!) and I love working with herbs! I'm also a Master Gardener, certified through the University of Maryland, so in addition to continually studying the Craft, I'm also continually learning about plants, growing them and using them.

 

~DESCRIPTION~

For centuries Witches have grown there own herbs for magickal,

culinary and medicinal uses. A garden or container with herbs,

can focus on elementals, planetary influences, a particular deity

or particular spell work, such as protection, prosperity or love

magick. The possibilities are endless.

You will learn how to grow,harvest,dry and use 50 basic herbs in

a Witches daily life.

 

Class cost for herbology 101 12 week course $80.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

)O(~~~~~Intermediate Witch Class Description~~~~~)O(

 

Instructor~Elder Airwolf

 

Merry Meet Students!

I am sixth generation Native Blackfoot and Scottish Celt. My Grandmother was one of my mentors her being a shaman, and my other mentor was my Druid Celtic Aunt. I was raised pagan and my education started at the age of seven and formally after my first moon lodge ritual at 12. I am also trained as a voodoo priestess.

I am a retired MSW, Psychotherapist/Hypnotherapist, and a Dr of Ministries. I provide individual and family counseling. I am the founder and owner of the Legion of Pagans Enterprises.

 

This class is a progressive from level one of the Basic Witch and students registering for this class must have had previous training. IT INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the fore front please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

 

If you have not taken the first class with the LoP your will be asked for documentation from prior training and an aptitude test to gain entry.

 

In this class the greenwitch will be learning about the Sacred Connection to Nature, Balancing Light & Shadow as well as some more on progressive spells and casting arts of the craft.

 

This is a 12 week course, The cost for the class is $100.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

~*~Dark Witch Realm Class Description~*~

 

Instructor~Elder Airwolf

 

The Dark Witch is not to be confused with the Blyssful Witch and its practices though it skirts around the same edges, but focuses more towards Old World witchcraft and from the Morrigan rather than the Luciferarian traditions. The educational instruction will include the old witchcraft with a modern twist diving deeper into history and spell casting of the craft. This is a progressive class and if you have not already been educated in the introduction of dark arts, applicants will have to take a placement exam. All that dare to enter the Dark Witchcraft must have previous education and or skills and knowledge.

 

The Legion of Pagans will accept certification from other pagan educational schooling for placement. The class will run 11 weeks of educational instruction and one week of orientation. Depending upon the progression of the students will determine a extended length for class completion.

 

There will be four required books for the class that will be posted with the curriculum. My classes are extremely demanding and not for the faint of heart, so if you're ready to embrace all of the craft follow the link to apply. The Legion is proud of all our educators and programs we have to offer new practitioners.

 

The class cost is $150.00 for the 12 week course and worth every penny for the education the Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry provides based on the feedback from previous and current students.

 

)O(~~~LoP Mini Candle Magic Class Description~~~)O(

 

Instructor~RavenCat

 

Welcome!

I'm RavenCat and I'll be your instructor for this course. I am a solitary witch, ordained by the Fellowship of Isis and an ordained non-denominational Inter-Faith minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry. I don’t have an exact time to indicate when I began on this Path of the Craft, however, it has been with me since childhood. I’m excited to be able to share in a part of your journey!

 

Candle Magick is a valuable tool in spellwork, meditation, prayer as well as in healing to mention a few areas. By blending the use of wax, herbs and oils, symbols, signals, gestures and words you are directing a symphony of powerful energies to manifest your intention.

 

Candlelight is magickal and brings warmth

 

and sets the mood.

Candles have been associated with myth,

lore, superstition, spells and been long used

for divination's and rituals, to intensify the

energies while performing magickal work.

Each color of the candles represents a

specific intent and combined with a spell,

will bring forth strength within our magick.

By using the proper candle color,

engraving a small symbol onto a candle or

by adding herbs and essential oils,

we create candle magick and when we

are using our special prepared candles

with our spells and rituals, we are adding

extra strength and energy to our magickal

work.

In this Class you will learn to incorporate

candle magick into your every day magick.

 

~~~All mini classes cost $40.00 and there are no refunds once the class starts~~~

This is a 4 week course

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

~***~ Faery Magick Mini Class Description~***~

 

Instructor~RavenCat

 

Welcome to all things Faerie!

I'm RavenCat and I'll be your instructor for this course. I am a solitary witch, ordained by the Fellowship of Isis. I am also a Celtic Faerie Shaman Ambassador which means I act as an intermediary, so to speak, between us and the Good Neighbors. The Faeries have been recorded throughout history in all cultures.

 

Remember, in all dealings with the Fae, you must be respectful and use discernment. They have their own rules and ways of conduct but they have so much knowledge humans can benefit from. The Realm of the Fae is truly magickal and mystical! Once you begin working with Faerie you will see our world in a different way.

 

COST OF 4 WEEK CLASS IS $40.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

For more information and instruction on how to apply and registers for one of our classes, please inquire to :

legionofpagans12@gmail.com

 

Make sure you include the course your inquiring for.

 

Or

 

apply for a membership at:

www.legionofpagans.com

 

You must apply from a PC not a cell device for classes or membership.

Once your membership has been approved, follow the email we send to complete your application. After this process is completed you can access the website via cell device.

 

Be Blessed on Your Journey

)O(

 

Copyright ©01312015

 

Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

 

Institution of Magick School

 

Elder Airwolf~Founder/Owner

 

Seasons of the Wheel Celebrations

 

[imbolc] Imbolc

Also called:Candlemas, Oimelc, Brigid's Day; merged with Lupercalia/Valentines Day
dates:February 2, early February
colors: white, red
tools:candles, seeds, Brigid wheel, milk
energy: conception, initiation, inspiration
goddesses:Brigid, Maiden
gods:Groundhog, other creatures emerging from hibernation; young Sun
rituals:creative inspiration, purification, initiation, candle work, house & temple blessings
customs: lighting candles, seeking omens of Spring, cleaning house, welcoming Brigid

 

 

[ostara] Spring Equinox

Also called:Ostara, St. Patrick's Day, Easter
dates: around March 21
colors:green, yellow
tools:eggs, basket, green clothes
energy:birthing, sprouting, greening
goddesses:Ostara, Kore, Maiden
gods:Hare, Green Man
rituals:breakthrough, new growth, new projects, seed blessings
customs: wearing green, egg games, new clothes, egg baskets

 

 

[DSC 2542-small] Beltane

Also called: May Eve, May Day, Walspurgis Night
dates:April 30, early May
colors:rainbow spectrum, blue, green, pastels, all colors
tools:Maypole & ribbons, flower crowns, fires, bowers, fields
energy: youthful play, exhuberance, sensuality, pleasure
goddesses:May Queen, Flora
gods:May King, Jack in the Green
rituals: love, romance, fertility, crop blessings, creativity endeavors
customs: dancing Maypole, jumping fire, mating, flower baskets

 


[DSC 3266-small] Summer Solstice

Also called:Midsummer, Litha, St. John's Day
dates:around June 21
colors:yellow, gold, rainbow colors
tools:bonfires, Sun wheel, Earth circles of stone energy: partnership
goddesses:Mother Earth, Mother Nature
gods:Father Sun/Sky, Oak King
rituals:community, career, relationships, Nature Spirit communion, planetary wellness
customs: bonfires, processions, all night vigil, singing, feasting, celebrating with others

 


[IMG 7943] Lammas

Also called:Lughnassad
dates: August 2, early August
colors:orange, yellow, brown, green
tools:sacred loaf of bread, harvested herbs, bonfires
energy:fruitfulness, reaping prosperity
goddesses: Demeter, Ceres, Corn Mother
gods:Grain God, Lugh, John Barleycorn
rituals:prosperity, generosity, continued success
customs: offering of first fruits/grains, games, country fairs

 


[DSCF9452] Fall Equinox

Also called:Mabon, Michaelmas
dates:around September 21
colors:orange, red, brown, purple, blue
tools:cornucopia, corn, harvested crops
energy:appreciation & harvest
goddesses:Bona Dea, Land Mother
gods:Mabon, Sky Father
rituals: thanksgiving, harvest, introspection
customs: offerings to land, preparing for cold weather, bringing in harvest

 


[DSC 1191] Samhain

Also called:Halloween, All Hallows Eve, All Saints & All Souls, Day of the Dead
dates:October 31, early November
colors:black, orange, indigo
tools:votive candles, magic mirror, cauldron, pumpkins, divination tools
energy:death & transformation; Wiccan new year
goddesses:Crone, Hecate
gods:Horned Hunter, Cernnunos, Anubis
rituals:honoring ancestors, releasing old, foreseeing future, understanding death and rebirth
customs: jack o'lanterns, spirit plate, ancestor altar, divination, costumes

 


[DSCF3399] Winter Solstice

Also called:Yule, Jul, Saturnalia, Christmas, solar/secular New Year
dates:around December 21 colors: red, green, white
tools:mistletoe, evergreen wreath, lights, gifts, holly, Yule log, Yule tree
energy:regeneration & renewal
goddesses:Great Mother, Isis, Mary, Tonazin, Lucina, Bona Dea
gods:Sun Child, Horus, Jesus, Mithras, Santa/Odin, Saturn, Holly King
rituals:personal renewal, world peace, honoring family & friends
customs: wreaths, lights, gift-giving, singing, feasting, resolutions

How To Perform a Self Dedication Ritual

For many modern-day Pagans, being part of a coven is not an option. You may not live around any other people who share your beliefs, or perhaps you haven’t yet found the group that’s right for you. Or maybe you’ve just decided you enjoy being a solitary, eclectic practitioner. That’s fine, too. However, one of the benefits of being part of a coven or grove is the initiation process. This is a formal ceremony in which one dedicates oneself to the group and to the gods of the tradition. If you don’t have a group or High Priest to initiate you, what do you do?

Quite simply, you can self-dedicate. Keep in mind that this ritual is designed as a template, and you can adapt it or adjust it to meet your own needs, or those of the tradition you have created.

By the very definition of the word, you can’t initiate yourself, because to initiate requires more than one person. But what you CAN do is dedicate yourself to your path and to the gods you have chosen to follow. For many people, doing this as part of a formal ritual helps to cement their relationship with the Divine. Some people choose to wait until they have studied for a year and a day before having a formal self-dedication rite. It’s entirely up to you.

You may want to wait until the time of the new moon to perform this self-dedication, because it is a time of new beginnings. Bear in mind that self-dedication is a commitment you are making; it should not be done at random or without significant thought beforehand.

This goal of this rite is to bring the dedicant closer to the Divine, as well as to declare your connection to your spiritual path.

You should perform this ritual skyclad, if at all possible. Find a place that is quiet, private, and free of distractions. Turn off your cell phone and send the kids out to play if you have to.

Begin by grounding yourself. Find your inner peace, and become good and relaxed. Shut out all the things from your mundane life that distract you -- forget for a while about paying the bills, your son’s baseball practice, and whether or not you fed the cat. Focus only on yourself, and the tranquility you’re entitled to.

You will need the following items:

Blessing oil
Half a teaspoon of salt
A white candle

When you’re ready to proceed, sprinkle the salt on the floor or ground, and stand on it.

Light your white candle, and feel the warmth of the flame. Look into the glow of the fire and think about what goals you have for yourself on your spiritual journey. Think about your motivations for performing this self-dedication.

Stand before your altar, and say:

I am a child of the gods, and I ask them to bless me.

Dip your finger into the blessing oil, and with eyes closed, anoint your forehead. Some people do this by tracing a pentagram on the skin with the oil. Say:

May my mind be blessed, so that I can accept the wisdom of the gods. Anoint the eyelids (be careful here!) and say: May my eyes be blessed, so I can see my way clearly upon this path. Anoint the tip of your nose with the oil, and say: May my nose be blessed, so I can breathe in the essence of all that is Divine.

Anoint your lips, and say:

May my lips be blessed, so I may always speak with honor and respect.

Anoint your chest, and say:

May my heart be blessed, so I may love and be loved.

Anoint the tops of your hands, and say:

May my hands be blessed, so that I may use them to heal and help others.

Anoint your genital area, and say:

May my womb be blessed, so that I may honor the creation of life. (If you're male, make the appropriate changes here.)

Anoint the soles of your feet, and say:

May my feet be blessed, so that I may walk side by side with the Divine.

If you have specific deities you follow, pledge your loyalty to them now. Otherwise, you can use simply “God and Goddess”, or “Mother and Father”. Say:

Tonight, I pledge my dedication to the God and Goddess. I will walk with them beside me, and ask them to guide me on this journey. I pledge to honor them, and ask that they allow me to grow closer to them. As I will, so it shall be.

Take some time to meditate. Feel the afterglow of the ritual, and feel the energy of the gods around you. You have brought yourself to the attention of the Divine, so they will be keeping an eye on you. Accept the gift of their wisdom.

Skinny Witch Meals~Chinese Vegetarian Chicken with Simple Five-Spice Sauce

Chinese Vegetarian Chicken with Simple Five-Spice Sauce

Ingredients16Count
Nutrition50Calories
Directions80Minutes

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SERVINGS )

Ingredients

US METRIC

1 oz shitake mushroom (dried)
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 tsp ginger root (minced)
1 pkg bean curd skins (about 12 sheets, 10.5 ounces)
1/3 cup soy sauce (plus 3 tbsp. water)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/8 tsp sesame oil
1/2 cup vegetable broth (or “unchicken” broth)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/8 tsp chinese five-spice powder
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp rice vinegar
3 tsps water
1 tsp arrowroot

Directions

PREP TIME30 min

TOTAL TIME1 hr 20 min

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 50 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0%
Sodium 1030mg 43%
Potassium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 9g

Protein 1g

Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
 

Tastes

SALTY

SAVORY

SOUR

BITTER

SWEET

SPICY

 

Recipe Tag

Skinny Witch Fat Free Vegan Greek Rice Stuffed Peppers


 

Fat Free Vegan Greek Rice Stuffed Peppers

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RECIPE BY

Low Fat Vegan Chef added by Emily

PREP TIME

30 min
 

TOTAL TIME

1 hr 20 min
 

SERVINGS

4 servings

Ingredients

6 bell pepper (large or 8 small, any color but green)
1 onions (large, diced)
3 carrots (medium, peeled and diced)
3 zucchini (small, peeled and diced)
1 cup vegetable broth
3 cups cooked brown rice
5 tbsps tomato paste
3/4 cup fresh parsley (whole, de-stemmed and chopped)
3/4 cup fresh dill (whole, de-stemmed and chopped)
1 lemon (juiced)
1/4 tsp ground pepper (fresh)
3/4 tsp salt (or Herbamare, or to taste)
1 lemon (—cut into wedges, optional)

Blessed Sun's Day Pagans!

 

LEGION OF PAGANS INSTITUTION OF MAGICKAL EDUCATION

SPRING 2015 CLASS ROSTER

~*~ Elder Airwolf LoP Ministry Founder/Owner~*~

 

The following are the spring classes I am offering you and the instructors that will be teaching the classes with their personal introductions.

 

 

~~~ THE BASIC WITCH CLASS DESCRIPTION~~~

 

Instructor~Amethyst Reign

 

Merry Meet and Welcome!

 

I’m Amethyst Reign and I will be your instructor and guide for this course. I am a solitary witch; I am ordained as a High Priestess and an ordained non-denominational minister with a Doctor of Metaphysics through Mystic Forest Ministries and Universal Life Church.

 

I have been practicing my craft for 48 years in March. My Aunties and Grammies, and various mentors taught me over the years. I manifested my gifts at a very young age, and found a peace and belonging I had never had anywhere else.

 

I am very pleased you have decided to join me for this course, and I do look forward to assisting you on your journey.

 

We all need to start somewhere, and The Basic Witch class will do just that. You will find that a strong and stable foundation will lead you to where you want to go. We will cover many interesting, and more than likely, new topics during our journey over the next few months. You will find yourself growing throughout this course.

This class will be following the teachings of the old Celtic Aoumiel Witch.

We will be studying each chapter of Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft.

 

The course will take 8 weeks but can stretch out depending on what the mini test scores are per-week. We want to make sure that you have an understanding of what you are practicing. THIS CLASS INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the forefront please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

 

There is a fee for the course of $80.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

 

~~~BEGINNERS HERBOLOGY 101 Class DESCRIPTION~~~

Educator TN Evenfall

 

Welcome to Herbology 101! I'm T'Sesha Naneki Evenfall (TN for short) and I'll be your instructor over the next few months.

 

A few things about me - I'm a witch (obviously!) and I love working with herbs! I'm also a Master Gardener, certified through the University of Maryland, so in addition to continually studying the Craft, I'm also continually learning about plants, growing them and using them.

 

~DESCRIPTION~

For centuries Witches have grown there own herbs for magickal,

culinary and medicinal uses. A garden or container with herbs,

can focus on elementals, planetary influences, a particular deity

or particular spell work, such as protection, prosperity or love

magick. The possibilities are endless.

You will learn how to grow,harvest,dry and use 50 basic herbs in

a Witches daily life.

 

Class cost for herbology 101 12 week course $80.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

)O(~~~~~Intermediate Witch Class Description~~~~~)O(

 

Instructor~Elder Airwolf

 

Merry Meet Students!

I am sixth generation Native Blackfoot and Scottish Celt. My Grandmother was one of my mentors her being a shaman, and my other mentor was my Druid Celtic Aunt. I was raised pagan and my education started at the age of seven and formally after my first moon lodge ritual at 12. I am also trained as a voodoo priestess.

I am a retired MSW, Psychotherapist/Hypnotherapist, and a Dr of Ministries. I provide individual and family counseling. I am the founder and owner of the Legion of Pagans Enterprises.

 

This class is a progressive from level one of the Basic Witch and students registering for this class must have had previous training. IT INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the fore front please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

 

If you have not taken the first class with the LoP your will be asked for documentation from prior training and an aptitude test to gain entry.

 

In this class the greenwitch will be learning about the Sacred Connection to Nature, Balancing Light & Shadow as well as some more on progressive spells and casting arts of the craft.

 

This is a 12 week course, The cost for the class is $100.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

~*~Dark Witch Realm Class Description~*~

 

Instructor~Elder Airwolf

 

The Dark Witch is not to be confused with the Blyssful Witch and its practices though it skirts around the same edges, but focuses more towards Old World witchcraft and from the Morrigan rather than the Luciferarian traditions. The educational instruction will include the old witchcraft with a modern twist diving deeper into history and spell casting of the craft. This is a progressive class and if you have not already been educated in the introduction of dark arts, applicants will have to take a placement exam. All that dare to enter the Dark Witchcraft must have previous education and or skills and knowledge.

 

The Legion of Pagans will accept certification from other pagan educational schooling for placement. The class will run 11 weeks of educational instruction and one week of orientation. Depending upon the progression of the students will determine a extended length for class completion.

 

There will be four required books for the class that will be posted with the curriculum. My classes are extremely demanding and not for the faint of heart, so if you're ready to embrace all of the craft follow the link to apply. The Legion is proud of all our educators and programs we have to offer new practitioners.

 

The class cost is $150.00 for the 12 week course and worth every penny for the education the Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry provides based on the feedback from previous and current students.

 

)O(~~~LoP Mini Candle Magic Class Description~~~)O(

 

Instructor~RavenCat

 

Welcome!

I'm RavenCat and I'll be your instructor for this course. I am a solitary witch, ordained by the Fellowship of Isis and an ordained non-denominational Inter-Faith minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry. I don’t have an exact time to indicate when I began on this Path of the Craft, however, it has been with me since childhood. I’m excited to be able to share in a part of your journey!

 

Candle Magick is a valuable tool in spellwork, meditation, prayer as well as in healing to mention a few areas. By blending the use of wax, herbs and oils, symbols, signals, gestures and words you are directing a symphony of powerful energies to manifest your intention.

 

Candlelight is magickal and brings warmth

 

and sets the mood.

Candles have been associated with myth,

lore, superstition, spells and been long used

for divination's and rituals, to intensify the

energies while performing magickal work.

Each color of the candles represents a

specific intent and combined with a spell,

will bring forth strength within our magick.

By using the proper candle color,

engraving a small symbol onto a candle or

by adding herbs and essential oils,

we create candle magick and when we

are using our special prepared candles

with our spells and rituals, we are adding

extra strength and energy to our magickal

work.

In this Class you will learn to incorporate

candle magick into your every day magick.

 

~~~All mini classes cost $40.00 and there are no refunds once the class starts~~~

This is a 4 week course

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

~***~ Faery Magick Mini Class Description~***~

 

Instructor~RavenCat

 

Welcome to all things Faerie!

I'm RavenCat and I'll be your instructor for this course. I am a solitary witch, ordained by the Fellowship of Isis. I am also a Celtic Faerie Shaman Ambassador which means I act as an intermediary, so to speak, between us and the Good Neighbors. The Faeries have been recorded throughout history in all cultures.

 

Remember, in all dealings with the Fae, you must be respectful and use discernment. They have their own rules and ways of conduct but they have so much knowledge humans can benefit from. The Realm of the Fae is truly magickal and mystical! Once you begin working with Faerie you will see our world in a different way.

 

COST OF 4 WEEK CLASS IS $40.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

For more information and instruction on how to apply and registers for one of our classes, please inquire to :

legionofpagans12@gmail.com

 

Make sure you include the course your inquiring for.

 

Or

 

apply for a membership at:

www.legionofpagans.com

 

You must apply from a PC not a cell device for classes or membership.

Once your membership has been approved, follow the email we send to complete your application. After this process is completed you can access the website via cell device.

 

Be Blessed on Your Journey

)O(

 

Copyright ©01312015

 

Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

 

Institution of Magick School

 

Elder Airwolf~Founder/Owner

How often does a solar eclipse happen on the March equinox?

There’s a total solar eclipse coming up at this month’s equinox. When is the next one after this, and how often do we get an equinox-eclipse?

There’s a total eclipse of the sun coming up on March 20, 2015 – the day of the vernal equinox! EarthSky reader Billy asked:

Does the vernal equinox and the solar eclipse ‘just happen’ to occur on the same day? How often does this happen?

A total eclipse of the sun and the March equinox do fall on the same date this year: March 20, 2015. The greatest eclipse occurs at 9:46 Universal Time, while the March equinox comes to pass some 13 hours later at 22:45 Universal Time.

After this 2015 equinox eclipse, the next solar eclipse at the March equinox will happen on March 20, 2034. Then there will be two more in this century: 2053 and 2072.

Note the spacing of 19 years between these four eclipses of the March equinox sun.

Does that mean there are four solar eclipses coinciding with the March equinox every century? No. If you know anything about astronomy, you might have guessed that – here as in most sky-related phenomena – there are cycles acting within cycles. Want to know more? Keep reading …

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[Composite total solar eclipse Aug. 1999 by Fred Espenak.]

A total solar eclipse is nature’s grandest spectacle. This composite image is the total solar eclipse of August 1999 by eclipse master Fred Espenak.

A solar eclipse can only happen at new moon. For a solar eclipse to take place at the vernal equinox, therefore, the new moon must come on the equinox date. Of course, a March equinox new moon doesn’t always necessarily guarantee a solar eclipse. Here’s why.

New moons recur on (or near) the same calendar dates every 19 years. This 19-year lunar period is known as the Metonic cycle. Amazingly, you can project this 19-year cycle for centuries into the future (or past) to figure out when the new moon will occur on the March equinox.

For example, 11 Metonic cycles equal 209 years (19 years x 11 = 209 years).

Therefore, 209 years after March 20, 2015, the new moon and the March equinox will both take place on March 20, 2224. However, there won’t be a solar eclipse on March 20, 2224! As we just mentioned … a new moon on an equinox doesn’t guarantee an eclipse.

Why aren’t there eclipses at every full and new moon?

[A total solar eclipse can be seen only along a narrow pathway across Earth's surface. In the case of the March 20, 2015 eclipse that pathway cuts east of Iceland, across the North Atlantic.]

A total solar eclipse can be seen only along a narrow pathway across Earth’s surface. In the case of the March 20, 2015 eclipse that pathway cuts east of Iceland, across the North Atlantic. Click here to learn more about the total eclipse. Map via Fred Espenak

[Contrasting a total solar eclipse (A) annular eclipse (B) and partial solar eclipse (C). Image credit: Wikimedia Commons]

Contrasting a total solar eclipse (A) annular eclipse (B) and partial solar eclipse (C). Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

On the other hand, given any year that does have a solar eclipse on the March equinox – such as the year 2015 – it’s inevitable that this March equinox solar eclipse must belong to a series of four to five eclipses of the March equinox sun.

In other words, a solar eclipse is destined to fall on the March equinox once every 19 years for four or five straight Metonic cycles.

Sure enough, the March equinox solar eclipse on March 20, 2015, initiates a series March equinox solar eclipses that will conclude on March 19, 2072! (In 2072, the solar eclipse and March equinox will actually fall on March 19).

Series of March equinox solar eclipses:

March 20, 2015: Total solar eclipse
March 20, 2034: Total solar eclipse
March 20, 2053: Annular solar eclipse
March 19, 2072: Partial solar eclipse

So, Billy, that’s how we find that four years of the 21st century (2001-2100) feature a March equinox solar eclipse: 2015, 2034, 2053 and 2072.

From the best of our reckoning, there will be no solar eclipses taking place on the March equinox during the 22nd century (2101-2200) and 23rd century (2201-2300). However, there is an eclipse cycle called the Gregoriana whereby we can also expect the recurrence of a March equinox solar eclipse in a period of 372 years. It happens because, in a cycle of 372 years, the phases of the moon recur on (or near) the same weekdays and calendar dates. The eclipses (usually) fall on the same dates as well.

Hence, the next series of March equinox solar eclipses:

March 20, 2387: Partial solar eclipse
March 20, 2406: Total solar eclipse
March 20, 2425: Annular solar eclipse
March 19, 2444: Annular solar eclipse
March 20, 2463 Partial solar eclipse

Three Friday the 13ths in 2015 and 2387

As a side note, we wish to remind you that the year 2015 has three Friday the 13ths. One Gregoriana (372 years) later – in the year 2387 – we find three Friday the 13ths occurring on the same calendar dates as in 2015: February 13, March 13 and November 13.

2015 has three Friday the 13ths. What are the odds?

[Parts of the world will see a partial eclipse on March 20, 2015. Click here to learn more about the partial eclipse.]

Parts of the world will see a partial eclipse on March 20, 2015. Click here to learn more about the partial eclipse. Map via Fred Espenak

Bottom line: We find four years of the 21st century (2001-2100) featuring a March equinox solar eclipse: 2015, 2034, 2053 and 2072. But that doesn’t mean that it happens four times in every century.

Resources:

Solar eclipses: 2001 to 2100

Phases of the moon: 2001 to 2100

Solstices and equinoxes: 2001 to 2100

Equinox and solstice calculator

Feng Shui

 

In Chinese feng means wind and shui means water. Water is the sustainer of all life, and the winds move the water around in continuing cycles of evaporation and rainfall and as such these two elements are essential to our very survival. 

Ch'i 
In addition, these elements carry the invisible life energy force ch’i (Cosmic breath). The movement and manipulation of these ch’i flows is the main principle of feng-shui. Sometimes it is necessary to guide the flow, and the placement of a small mirror or wind-chime in exactly the right place can make and enormous difference to your life. 

So, if you feel that you are constantly swimming against the tide, you might well be doing just that! - Take a look at your house and see if you can give things a helping hand. The true feng-shui masters are be able to sense the flows of ch’i, but even without the experience and the knowledge of the masters, there are still signs that the less experienced and intuitive can look for.  Like water itself, a gentle, meandering flow is restful, comforting and calming, whereas a raging torrent is destructive, agitating and full of conflict. 

Sha Ch’i 
Sha Ch’i (killing breath) occurs when the ch’i is either stagnant, or travels in long straight lines and gathers momentum until it becomes a destructive force.  ‘Secret arrows’ are an example of the destructive side - straight lines which pierce the good ch’i and reduce their benefits. 

For example, ‘secret arrows’ can be long straight roads, rows of telegraph poles, rows of roof-tops or even a long straight path leading straight to the front door. They should be either blocked (by using a line of trees, a small wall etc), or deflected using mirrors. Paths leading to front doors would be better curved, not direct. 

Pronunciation 
There are two basic pronunciation for Feng Shui. From the Mandarin dialect it is pronounced 'Foong Shway' and in the Cantonese dialect the pronuciation is 'Fung Shoy'. Either is generally accepted.


Yin and Yang represent the two opposites which make up the universe, and the balance between them. i.e. male and female, light and dark, hot and cold, soft and hard etc. 

The light half (yang) represents the heaven and all that is positive: male, light, warm, living and fiery. The dark half (yin) represents the earth and all that is negative: female, dark, cold, soft and deadly. 

As nothing is ever completely black or white, both Yin and Yang carry a small piece of the opposing side to show balance. It is the interaction and balance between these two elements that lie at the heart of feng-shui studies.

The forces of nature, and their effect upon the universe, have been studied and classified into what feng-shui practitioners call the five elements: Water, Fire, Wood, Metal and Earth. Each element is attributed to a different point on the compass and in feng-shui teachings, influences a different area of life and environment. 

The five elements are very important in feng-shui as symbols and can be used to balance areas that are either over-active, lacking or to boost the energy of areas within your life or home. Each element influences the element next to it, in either a ‘production’ cycle or a ‘destruction’ cycle. For example, wood is used for fire, which burns to give ash which returns to the earth where metal is found, which can be carried by water which nourishes the ground and feeds vegetation and trees (wood).  

As with the 'production cycle', the elements also have a negative influence on each other known as the 'destruction cycle'.  This cycle is a more difficult to understand, but basically Metal cuts down and destroys wood, Wood draws nutrients from - and destroys - earth, Earth in turn is destroyed by water, Water extinguishes and destroys fire and Fire melts and destroys metals - which brings us full circle. 

By using this knowledge of the element cycles practitioners believe you can influence certain areas in your life that could do with a little boost.  For example, if someone is studying, then a candle burned in the Northeast area would be beneficial.  The Northeast represents Knowledge and is symbolized by Earth, in the production cycle Earth is enhanced by fire – hence the candle. 

In the same way, to boost your wealth, water placed in the Southeast would be beneficial.  The Southeast represents Wealth and is symbolized by wood, in the production cycle wood is enhanced by water – hence a small fish tank, water feature or something similar. 

Chinese coins, crystals, Statues of animals, mirrors and wind chimes are all used as ‘remedies’ or ‘cures’, although the selection and positioning of each one needs to carefully considered to ensure that the balance of yin and yang is not further upset by incorrect use.

In feng shui teachings, hanging crystals are powerful activators of Ch’i .  They lighten up any atmosphere and help to dispel stagnant areas. 

Placed in a window they refract and reflect the sun’s energy and placed in the Southwest, they enhance relationships, social life and romance.  Placed in the Northeast they help concentration for people studying.  They can be used in any room.

Balancing Chi with Hanging Crystals

What is Chi?
In Chinese philosophy, Chi is the circulating life energy that pervades all things. For balance to exist the Chi must be able to flow gently and freely and if it does not, disharmony will be the result. When Chi cannot flow smoothly it stagnates or causes harsh swirling pools and this has a negative effect on us.

Things that can have a negative effect
There are many things that can block or disrupt the balanced flow of Chi here are some of the more usual ones:

Badly positioned furniture
General Clutter
Long straight edges or harsh straight lines
Sharp angles
Long passageways 
So, gentle curves help the Chi move slowly and purposefully, whereas straight edges and sharp corners can cause it to move too quickly causing harmful 'Poison Arrows'.

Achieving a Balance
A major factor in achieving harmony in your life is to ensure you spend quality time in areas where the Chi is flowing freely and key to achieving this is to ensure obstacles to free, smooth flow are removed or counteracted (in Feng Shui parlance, remedied or cured).

Achieving a balanced of Chi is particularly important in the environments where you spend a lot of your time such as your home or office. When an area is in balance it just feels different, it feels alive and vibrant and has an uplifting affect on your spirit.

As you might expect, in keeping with the principles of balance, every aspect of an environment which is negatively affected can be counteracted and balanced by a 'Cure' which has a positive effect.

Cures can take many forms - Moving (or removing) a piece of furniture, Adding Light, hanging crystals, Mirrors, adding movement, adding or moving potted plants and many other things.

Using Crystals to activate the Chi
Hanging Crystals are a powerful cure when it comes to balancing Chi and some common places to hang them are:

In a long hall ways with several doors, the Chi can become "trapped". Hang a crystal from the ceiling half way down the hall to disperse it.
When a doorway is directly in line with a bed, desk chair, or place you spend a lot of time. Hang a crystal between the door and bed/desk/chair so Chi slows.
Where stairs lead directly to a door. Hang the crystal between the bottom steps and the door.
Activate the Chi in a room by hanging a crystal in each window to allow sunlight to pass through.

~*~In the Stars for Saturday March 7th, 2015~*~

 

The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9 am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.
Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 97% 
Moon Age: 16.32 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 403,538.29 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,469,022.35 km
Moon enters Libra 1am UK - 2am Europe - 6:30am India
10:30am Sydney, Australia - [Friday 8pm USA EST]
Moon 4° Libra sextiles Saturn 4° Sagittarius
Moon 12° Libra opposes Mars 12° Aries

Moon enters Libra
Good News for the "future" - "One good word leads to another good word"
Moon in Libra will be using the power of communication to create connections between people - many will say what they're feeling inside. Unfortunately stupid idiots have no idea of how to speak to others - it would be wiser for them to say nothing - but they won't be able to keep quiet - as Moon in Libra - will create feeling to make everyone say whatever they are thinking inside - and that's when the TRUTH will be revealed.

Secrets and lies that have been keep secret will be revealed during Moon in Libra - because the Moon is FULL and will be very powerful - it will unlock and liberate Mars, Venus & Uranus in Aries - as it opposes them all - with Moon in Libra - to make everyone come alive with excitement and create a NEW future - a TRUTHFUL future - but it will do this by eliminating all lies [and blockages] to ensure you communicate everything that you feel you must truthfully say - and likewise hear whatever it is you need to hear. This will indeed cause stress for all LIARS - especially people who want to block other people progress forward - that's because LIES are blockages.

When you FIND out what Moon in Libra wants you to hear and needs to reveal to you - that's when you'll be able to make excellent decisions about the NEW direction of your future - and even though you'll sense it all at the Virgo Full Moon on Thursday - it needs to be said and heard during communicative Moon in Libra - although if you PUSH someone enough at the Virgo Full Moon - you'll find the truth at the Full Moon too!

The most fascinating FACT of Full Moon's is that UNTIL you experience and feel what you're made to feel at the Full Moon - you have no idea what life wants from you - but now that you've had the Virgo Full Moon "experience" on Thursday 5th March'15 - it has shown you something with unusual clarity. Now it is up-to-you what you do with what you've realized as the TRUTH.
Unfortunately for anyone who wants to go-back to "life" prior to the Full Moon - that's not an option - "life" is on-the-move for EVERYONE. It is now up to you to make the most of it. There's another "unfortunate" aspect for those people wanting to be rigid in holding onto the "past" - and that's when you've realized the TRUTH about your relationship with someone - then it hurts - you can't undo it once you've heard the TRUTH.

This weekend's excitement begins on Friday evening in USA [and Americas] - 8pm USA EST - and for everyone else in the world when we wake-up on Saturday - because the moment the Moon enters Libra - it OPENS WIDE a huge surge of positive energy - when everything you've been keeping WITHIN you during the past few days - you will reveal it all during Moon in Libra and likewise everyone you know who has something to say to you - will say it during Moon in Libra - in fact - it will be very difficult to keep anyone quiet this weekend.

Lots of things are going to happening exceedingly quickly during the weekend. It's non-stop - and not just because of a powerful Moon in Libra - it is because Libra OPPOSES all planets in Aries - as anyone who knows a Libra - "they" only truly come alive when someone challenges / opposes them - and when "they" know they are right and truthful - "they" know - "they" will win. Likewise - you too - during Moon in Libra - will be challenged by things in your life - and that's when you'll know you're so right and you'll win - BUT - and this is the BIG BUT - you will only win if it is 100% truthful and correct for your future.

If you're in love with married man or married woman who is still playing both of you - then that's a LIE - and the relationship will end - however - it could be that finally a breaking point is reached in marriages that aren't based on true love - they will snap and break this weekend.

Additionally and due to the karmic Moon 15° Libra squares Pluto 15° Capricorn - if anyone has LIED to you - the LIES will be revealed - such as your family secrets - it will be a time when you will find out the karmic truths - maybe you'll even find out who your real father is - especially if your mother's been keeping that a secret!

The purpose of EVERYTHING you hear this weekend - is so that you can let-go of the "past" and move-onto the "future". The information you'll hear will be important - so you can make good decisions - as Aries energies wants a new future - and Sun in Pisces has the job of finishing off the zodiac year of 2014 - therefore events in the next few days will ensure you're 100% ready for the New Zodiac Year 2015 beginning on 20th March - which will be an important New Zodiac year for everyone in the whole world.

Be Blessed!
~Elder Airwolf~

['~*~In the Stars for Saturday March 7th, 2015~*~ The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9 am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon. Phase: Waning Gibbous Illumination: 97% Moon Age: 16.32 days Moon Angle: 0.49 Moon Distance: 403,538.29 km Sun Angle: 0.54 Sun Distance: 148,469,022.35 km Moon enters Libra 1am UK - 2am Europe - 6:30am India 10:30am Sydney, Australia - [Friday 8pm USA EST] Moon 4° Libra sextiles Saturn 4° Sagittarius Moon 12° Libra opposes Mars 12° Aries Moon enters Libra Good News for the "future" - "One good word leads to another good word" Moon in Libra will be using the power of communication to create connections between people - many will say what they're feeling inside. Unfortunately stupid idiots have no idea of how to speak to others - it would be wiser for them to say nothing - but they won't be able to keep quiet - as Moon in Libra - will create feeling to make everyone say whatever they are thinking inside - and that's when the TRUTH will be revealed. Secrets and lies that have been keep secret will be revealed during Moon in Libra - because the Moon is FULL and will be very powerful - it will unlock and liberate Mars, Venus & Uranus in Aries - as it opposes them all - with Moon in Libra - to make everyone come alive with excitement and create a NEW future - a TRUTHFUL future - but it will do this by eliminating all lies [and blockages] to ensure you communicate everything that you feel you must truthfully say - and likewise hear whatever it is you need to hear. This will indeed cause stress for all LIARS - especially people who want to block other people progress forward - that's because LIES are blockages. When you FIND out what Moon in Libra wants you to hear and needs to reveal to you - that's when you'll be able to make excellent decisions about the NEW direction of your future - and even though you'll sense it all at the Virgo Full Moon on Thursday - it needs to be said and heard during communicative Moon in Libra - although if you PUSH someone enough at the Virgo Full Moon - you'll find the truth at the Full Moon too! The most fascinating FACT of Full Moon's is that UNTIL you experience and feel what you're made to feel at the Full Moon - you have no idea what life wants from you - but now that you've had the Virgo Full Moon "experience" on Thursday 5th March'15 - it has shown you something with unusual clarity. Now it is up-to-you what you do with what you've realized as the TRUTH. Unfortunately for anyone who wants to go-back to "life" prior to the Full Moon - that's not an option - "life" is on-the-move for EVERYONE. It is now up to you to make the most of it. There's another "unfortunate" aspect for those people wanting to be rigid in holding onto the "past" - and that's when you've realized the TRUTH about your relationship with someone - then it hurts - you can't undo it once you've heard the TRUTH. This weekend's excitement begins on Friday evening in USA [and Americas] - 8pm USA EST - and for everyone else in the world when we wake-up on Saturday - because the moment the Moon enters Libra - it OPENS WIDE a huge surge of positive energy - when everything you've been keeping WITHIN you during the past few days - you will reveal it all during Moon in Libra and likewise everyone you know who has something to say to you - will say it during Moon in Libra - in fact - it will be very difficult to keep anyone quiet this weekend. Lots of things are going to happening exceedingly quickly during the weekend. It's non-stop - and not just because of a powerful Moon in Libra - it is because Libra OPPOSES all planets in Aries - as anyone who knows a Libra - "they" only truly come alive when someone challenges / opposes them - and when "they" know they are right and truthful - "they" know - "they" will win. Likewise - you too - during Moon in Libra - will be challenged by things in your life - and that's when you'll know you're so right and you'll win - BUT - and this is the BIG BUT - you will only win if it is 100% truthful and correct for your future. If you're in love with married man or married woman who is still playing both of you - then that's a LIE - and the relationship will end - however - it could be that finally a breaking point is reached in marriages that aren't based on true love - they will snap and break this weekend. Additionally and due to the karmic Moon 15° Libra squares Pluto 15° Capricorn - if anyone has LIED to you - the LIES will be revealed - such as your family secrets - it will be a time when you will find out the karmic truths - maybe you'll even find out who your real father is - especially if your mother's been keeping that a secret! The purpose of EVERYTHING you hear this weekend - is so that you can let-go of the "past" and move-onto the "future". The information you'll hear will be important - so you can make good decisions - as Aries energies wants a new future - and Sun in Pisces has the job of finishing off the zodiac year of 2014 - therefore events in the next few days will ensure you're 100% ready for the New Zodiac Year 2015 beginning on 20th March - which will be an important New Zodiac year for everyone in the whole world. Be Blessed! ~Elder Airwolf~']

~***All About Aries this week Sunday March 8th~Sunday March 15th, 2015***~


To be read in conjunction with "This Weeks Astrology"
* Sun 17° => 24° Pisces 
* Mercury 22° Aquarius => enters Pisces Friday => 2° Pisces
* Venus 18° => 27° Aries
* Mars 12° => 17° Aries
* Jupiter 14°08' => 13°33' Leo - retrograde
* Saturn 4°54' => 4°56' Sagittarius
* Uranus 14°49' => 15°11' Aries
* Neptune 7°38' => 7°55' Pisces
* Pluto 15°08' => 15°16' Capricorn


Weekly Astrology for Aries
For everyone with Sun in Aries
 
Your Own Astrological Chart
For the past few months I've updated this page - but realized the truth that it's not 100% right. As your own astrological chart will truthfully define what happens for you. Therefore - if you've any questions about understanding your own astrological chart use the "reading" service.
However, there are patterns that will define what happens to you - the inner planets of Sun, Mercury and Venus - have their own cycle and pattern - and something you should recognize by now - just like you know which Moon star signs are good for you and which are bad for you.
Whilst the energy of outer planets of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto will define your life as fixed transcending energies - as collectively everyone gets the same energy - but depending on your own astrological chart and age - will define how you receive, aceept or fight against the transcending energies from the outer planets.
 
This week's important astrological aspects are :-
[1] Sun in Pisces [2] Mercury in Aquarius | Mercury in Pisces [3] Venus in Aries [4] Mars in Aries
[5] Jupiter in Leo [6] Saturn in Sagittarius [7] Uranus in Aries [8] Neptune in Pisces [9] Pluto in Capricorn
 
[1] Sun in Pisces 19th February => 20th March 2015 - it's going to be an unusual month for you because this year Sun in Pisces is very unusually busy instead of being a boring month of Sun in Pisces and the ongoing non-stop changes will continue at least until end April 2015 - then you'll be able to relax and take it easy again.
The truth is you've been asking for things to change for the past few years - and now that they do change - ironically - you're wishing it could go back to stagnation again. That's because as an fire sign of Aries - you want NEW things to happen - but you don't adapt easily to the initial beginnings of change - especially when changes are FORCED on you - and in the past 8 years - since Pluto entered Capricorn - life has been one constant struggle.
 
The good news is that this month and in your birth month of Sun in Aries - you will undergo as series of changes - and this time come out of the other side - into a NEW world. Unlike the past few years - when you've gone in - and battled - this year - you go in and get transformed by "life" - especially as you'll learn - there's no point in fighting - it is time to ACCEPT - and WIN.
 
Remarkably - when you learn the karmic lesson of acceptance - then you'll enjoy life more and become the WINNER - you as an Aries expect to be. It's like those people who fear heights and fear flying - when they overcome their fears - they become FREE. That's the challenge for you - to overcome your fears. As a Aries - especially if you've born between 20th March => 10th April of any year - you're getting it more than others due to
 
Uranus moves 12° => 13° => 14° => 15° => 16° => 17° Aries [Fire Sign] | conjunct your Aries identity
Pluto moves 13° => 14° => 15° => 16° Capricorn [Earth Sign] | squares your Aries identity
Meanwhile Saturn moves 2° => 3° => 4° Sagittarius [Fire Sign] | trines your Aries
 
So although Pluto in Capricorn will seem like you're being squeezed and forced to change - the good news is that when you stop being uptight, anxious and relax more - when you LAUGH, GIGGLE and SMILE more - when you become the REAL ARIES that you're supposed to be - then you'll see that DESTINY is actually helping you - attain the NEW LIFE - a NEW LIFE which will bring you stability and happiness for the next 12-20 years of your life - all you need to do is LET the changes happen. As an Aries - with Venus and Mars in Aries - you already know your time has come and by Mid-March 2015 - you will see real results - all you need to remember is if someone isn't as lively as you are - you can't force them to change - so change yourself instead and find a way to work with them OR dump them.
 
 
[2] Mercury in Aquarius 5th January => 13th March 2015 - with Mercury in Aquarius - the energy of change is going to be busy and vibrant for everyone. However, as a fire sign Aries - you either complain it's too busy or you complain it's too quiet - there's never a middle way - but the TRUTH is you LOVE it when it's busy - and it's going to be very very busy. During this time you're going to be coming so alive - that you'll LOVE life so much - it will make you feel inlove with everyone. Just say YES to everyone and you'll see how lucky life can become.
 
 
[2] Mercury in Pisces 13th March => 31st March 2015 - will be moving FAST - and because Mercury's natural home is in the OPPOSITE star sign of Virgo - Mercury in Pisces will be stimulating your mind to THINK QUICKLY and correctly. You're the type that needs to have Mercury in the right star sign before you get moving - and this will be perfect for you. Don't be lazy - when you get a brilliant idea or realize something you need to do - do it immediately !
Mercury in Pisces will be stimulating your mind with ideas - because whilst all the activity is generated by the other planets in lively fire signs - especially by Mars, Venus & Uranus in Aries - you will need a clear-thinking direct approach to life to ensure you make WISE decisions. Remember - use your own head - make your own decisions and don't listen to others - then Mercury in Pisces will be perfect for you!
 
 
[3] Venus in Aries 20th February => 17th March 2015
[4] Mars in Aries 19th February => 31st March 2015
 
It's going to be difficult to define each of Venus and Mars in Aries seperately - because they're both moving through star sign of Aries together - as Aries defines both NEW beginnings and all energies associated and generated by your HEAD - it means that unusually you're going to be doing more "thinking" than usual.
 
As a lively FIRE sign of Aries - this is going to be excellent for you - because as soon as you THINK of something - the words will flow out - and be translated into manifestation of something REAL in your life. Instead of just thinking and then doing nothing - you will now become impulsive to think and then IMMEDIATELY DO.
 
This has - in the past - created problems - because not everyone has been or is as quick as you - especially when you get that URGENT sense that things need to be done immediately. But the good side to Mars & Venus in Aries is that destiny will magnetically attract you to all people who are just like you - impulsive and excited and vibrantly alive - the bad side to Mars & Venus in Aries is anyone who can't react as quickly as you want them to react - you will either give them a forceful push OR get impatient with them OR delete them out of your life forever for the next few months - as you're getting the feeling there's no time to waste.
 
As an Aries when you're in a GOOD state - when you're ALIVE and OPTIMISTIC - you're a pleasure to work with and to be with - when you're the BEST version of yourself that's when everyone likes you - so be the BEST version of yourself - and don't be lazy - get up and go. The more you do - the more people you meet - the more you get connected to the rest of the world - the better life will be - so instead of talking or promising and doing nothing - now is the time to DO - whatever brilliant ideas you get - DO them immediately. Whilst both Mars and Venus are in Aries and on your side - use the opportunities and make life happen for you.
 
 
 
[5] Jupiter in Leo - from 16th July 2014 => 11th August 2015 - the GOOD news is that Jupiter in Leo will quickly work in July, August and September 2014 to fix your life for you - even quicker than you can imagine - the Aries- it will allow you to live again - for the past 12 months - you were restricted and came under pressure to change - with so many external things affecting your life - that you didn't have peace to be "you". Those changes were good for you - because they showed you what defines STABILITY in your life - don't forget the past 12 months and the experiences and those facets of your life.
From now onwards and for the next 12 months - you will be able to be YOU again - but you must be honest with yourself - what's the real version of YOU and what have you been doing just to please others and what have you been doing to AVOID dealing with MAJOR issues in your life. Life is about having the right people in your life - people who bring out the BEST in you - people you LOVE the most and even you - are going to realize that you can't live and work alone - life is most wholesome and most successful when you're sharing with others and having loving relationships.
Jupiter in Leo is going to be one of the happiest years you've had in your life as you've felt nothing like it since "2002" - it will EXPAND the real version of you - to become the best version of yourself - and the most loving version.
 
Currently Jupiter is in retrograde and until Jupiter goes direct on 9th April 2015 the next few weeks will be focused on sorting out the "past" - solving the problems of the "past" - will ensure you will have a much happier future. Business and Success is often defined by looking at the "Past" to see where you went wrong - and then correcting the specific mistakes - so use the time until 9th April 2015 - and put the "past" right - even if it means either forgiving the "past" or deleting it completely !
 
 
[6] Saturn entered Sagittarius 23rd December 2014 - to be explained at length after completing "Next Year 2015" pages - meanwhile read the introduction on Months Astrology and to that I must add that as an Aries - you're going to ENJOY everything that Saturn in Sagittarius will be creating - and it starts immediately on Tuesday evening 23rd December when Saturn enters Sagittarius.
 
There's something we all used to have within each of us prior to 2008 - and that was a FIRE - created from WITHIN and yet it influenced our outer aura - that enabled us to THINK of, FOCUS on and got excited about something and then made it happen. It happened - because your destiny wanted you to want it to happen - so your aura became fired-up and excited towards achieving it. This made you LOVE LIFE - because it made you feel so alive. It also gave you confidence because you knew - that if you got the "energy" - you were going to succeed to get what you were being fired-up to get.
 
Saturn in Sagittarius [working with Uranus in Aries] - will ensure that EVERYTHING you should have in your life - you're going to get fired-up to achieve and get. The best of which will be loving relationships - in fact - all kinds of relationships - because EVERYONE in the world emits an energy - you either feel the warmth or coldness. Saturn in Sagittarius will be creating the inexplicable WARMTH to make you connected to all your destined to be connected to - and it will do it for every facet of your life - excite you with WARMTH towards your destiny - and likewise - it will radiate a WARMTH from you - towards everyone who is destined to be part of your life. All you need to do is be YOU - emit the warmth - and the world will sense it.
 
 
[7] Uranus in Aries - Uranus went direct 8°35' Aries on 18th December 2013 and will be moving forward to 16° Aries by 21st July 2014 - Uranus in Aries will redefine your life to create a NEW LIFE like you've never experienced before. "2014" began on 18th December 2013 - and you should have realized this by now - as you've stopped looking backwards and begun looking forwards.
But before attempting to explain the unpredictable and inexplicable and how it pertains to you - the Aries - I must explain a little about the goals and objective of Uranus in Aries - "destiny" needs to create a "future" for humanity and in order to create the "future" it needs EVERYONE to think differently today.
The period of history until March 2011 - was the "past" - and the methods of the past - although useful - aren't sustainable nor right for the future which began in March 2011. Hence dramatically Uranus creates unexpected situations that need brilliant ideas to solve the problems. Aries rules the head and ideas - and unfortunately many people forget they've got a head - and certainly have forgotten how to use it.
People who are STUCK in the PAST - trying to sustain past methods will find themselves getting very frustrated, stressed out and will find that "destiny" has different plans for humanity. Uranus in Aries - wants humanity to GROW and CHANGE to a NEW LEVEL - and now between December 2014 and July 2015 is the karmic time that we will all collectively be taken to that NEW LEVEL as Uranus goes direct on 22nd December 2014 - and once again - goals of the "future" will be awakened.
 
From 23rd December 2014 - you have probably realized something has changed - and as an Aries - you don't like changes that you sense but can't see what they are and what's going to happen - but you KNOW that something has changed - and you can sense that it means the status quo you've accepted in the past 2-3 years - is about to change. This is making you inexplicably excited and there are going to be moments when you become IMPATIENT - because you want "it" - even though you don't know what "it" is yet.
 
Uranus going direct in Aries - is going to give you the POSITIVE enthusiastic energy - which will make you energized to DO something with your life - you'll unexpectedly change lots of things in your life between now and July 2015 - the most important of which will be around February - March 2015.
The journey from now until 21st March 2015 is about reinventing yourself - shedding the "old" you - and becoming the "new" you - and when you're ready - you'll reveal it to the world - and the world will love you even more than it has done. The "new" version will then ensure you have "new" stability from February - March 2015 - the STABILITY that you're looking for - when you stop worrying - like you have been. Between now and then - there's going to be many changes - all of which are truthfully very good for you - so enjoy the journey instead of being worried about the destination. The "destination" is going to be a good one - exactly what you need and what you want - a place full of warmth and good relationships.
 
 
[8] Neptune in Pisces - it has very important significance to you as an Aries - although this is a difficult aspect to explain for "everyone" because depending on which generation you belong to - will related to where Neptune sits in your chart - if you happen to be born with Neptune in Scorpio between 1956 => 1970 - you're the luckiest - as Neptune in Pisces - means making BIG progress in your life. Specifically something NEW that was defined in your life when Neptune entered Pisces in April 2011 will now begin to become successful in your life.
The nature of Neptune's movement that constantly you have to go back in order to go forward - and just when you though you were making progress - the Neptune retrograde takes you backwards - which since June 2014 you went backwards - from 16th November 2014 you went forwards again - and from 7th March 2015 - Neptune will be out of it's shadow - and NEW facets of your life will get a boost and move forward again.
As an Aries you might want things to go back to the way they were prior to April 2011 - but you're now realizing that's never going to happen - and you're actually getting used to the "new" life with it's "new" version of life - as you're seeing that "life" has more meaning to it than the superficial life you were used to prior to April 2011.
 
 
[9] Pluto in Capricorn - as explained on this week's astrology - Pluto is BIGGER than people think - as it deals with all the karmic destined events that you MUST experience in order for your complete identity and your life to become WHOLESOME.
Since November 2008 - you've wished that life could go-back to how it used to be - the sooner you DELETE that wish from your head - the better - because LIFE has changed since Pluto entered Capricorn - it is the DESTINED time when your identity has to become WHOLESOME. This means you have to stop being stubborn and fixed on what you want to happen - and let DESTINY show you what you need to learn.
During the next few months with Pluto direct until 17th April 2015 - your karmic destiny is going to be putting you on a pathway that you never imagined possible - and instead of being forced and pushed into making changes and decisions - you will remarkably be quite happy to let go of the past because you'll be seeing a much better future unfolding for you - in real life - this will be become especially clear by 17th March 2015 after the final Pluto Square Uranus you GIVE UP living in the "past" and accept the "new" life as it is being defined for you.
 
 Make it count Aries!
~Elder Airwolf~

BLYSSFUL SATURN'S DAY PAGANS!

 

LEGION OF PAGANS INSTITUTION OF MAGICKAL EDUCATION

SPRING 2015 CLASS ROSTER

~*~ Elder Airwolf LoP Ministry Founder/Owner~*~

 

The following are the spring classes I am offering you and the instructors that will be teaching the classes with their personal introductions.

 

 

~~~ THE BASIC WITCH CLASS DESCRIPTION~~~

 

Instructor~Amethyst Reign

 

Merry Meet and Welcome!

 

I’m Amethyst Reign and I will be your instructor and guide for this course. I am a solitary witch; I am ordained as a High Priestess and an ordained non-denominational minister with a Doctor of Metaphysics through Mystic Forest Ministries and Universal Life Church.

 

I have been practicing my craft for 48 years in March. My Aunties and Grammies, and various mentors taught me over the years. I manifested my gifts at a very young age, and found a peace and belonging I had never had anywhere else.

 

I am very pleased you have decided to join me for this course, and I do look forward to assisting you on your journey.

 

We all need to start somewhere, and The Basic Witch class will do just that. You will find that a strong and stable foundation will lead you to where you want to go. We will cover many interesting, and more than likely, new topics during our journey over the next few months. You will find yourself growing throughout this course.

This class will be following the teachings of the old Celtic Aoumiel Witch.

We will be studying each chapter of Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft.

 

The course will take 8 weeks but can stretch out depending on what the mini test scores are per-week. We want to make sure that you have an understanding of what you are practicing. THIS CLASS INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the forefront please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

 

There is a fee for the course of $80.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

 

~~~BEGINNERS HERBOLOGY 101 Class DESCRIPTION~~~

Educator TN Evenfall

 

Welcome to Herbology 101! I'm T'Sesha Naneki Evenfall (TN for short) and I'll be your instructor over the next few months.

 

A few things about me - I'm a witch (obviously!) and I love working with herbs! I'm also a Master Gardener, certified through the University of Maryland, so in addition to continually studying the Craft, I'm also continually learning about plants, growing them and using them.

 

~DESCRIPTION~

For centuries Witches have grown there own herbs for magickal,

culinary and medicinal uses. A garden or container with herbs,

can focus on elementals, planetary influences, a particular deity

or particular spell work, such as protection, prosperity or love

magick. The possibilities are endless.

You will learn how to grow,harvest,dry and use 50 basic herbs in

a Witches daily life.

 

Class cost for herbology 101 12 week course $80.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

)O(~~~~~Intermediate Witch Class Description~~~~~)O(

 

Instructor~Elder Airwolf

 

Merry Meet Students!

I am sixth generation Native Blackfoot and Scottish Celt. My Grandmother was one of my mentors her being a shaman, and my other mentor was my Druid Celtic Aunt. I was raised pagan and my education started at the age of seven and formally after my first moon lodge ritual at 12. I am also trained as a voodoo priestess.

I am a retired MSW, Psychotherapist/Hypnotherapist, and a Dr of Ministries. I provide individual and family counseling. I am the founder and owner of the Legion of Pagans Enterprises.

 

This class is a progressive from level one of the Basic Witch and students registering for this class must have had previous training. IT INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the fore front please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

 

If you have not taken the first class with the LoP your will be asked for documentation from prior training and an aptitude test to gain entry.

 

In this class the greenwitch will be learning about the Sacred Connection to Nature, Balancing Light & Shadow as well as some more on progressive spells and casting arts of the craft.

 

This is a 12 week course, The cost for the class is $100.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

~*~Dark Witch Realm Class Description~*~

 

Instructor~Elder Airwolf

 

The Dark Witch is not to be confused with the Blyssful Witch and its practices though it skirts around the same edges, but focuses more towards Old World witchcraft and from the Morrigan rather than the Luciferarian traditions. The educational instruction will include the old witchcraft with a modern twist diving deeper into history and spell casting of the craft. This is a progressive class and if you have not already been educated in the introduction of dark arts, applicants will have to take a placement exam. All that dare to enter the Dark Witchcraft must have previous education and or skills and knowledge.

 

The Legion of Pagans will accept certification from other pagan educational schooling for placement. The class will run 11 weeks of educational instruction and one week of orientation. Depending upon the progression of the students will determine a extended length for class completion.

 

There will be four required books for the class that will be posted with the curriculum. My classes are extremely demanding and not for the faint of heart, so if you're ready to embrace all of the craft follow the link to apply. The Legion is proud of all our educators and programs we have to offer new practitioners.

 

The class cost is $150.00 for the 12 week course and worth every penny for the education the Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry provides based on the feedback from previous and current students.

 

)O(~~~LoP Mini Candle Magic Class Description~~~)O(

 

Instructor~RavenCat

 

Welcome!

I'm RavenCat and I'll be your instructor for this course. I am a solitary witch, ordained by the Fellowship of Isis and an ordained non-denominational Inter-Faith minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry. I don’t have an exact time to indicate when I began on this Path of the Craft, however, it has been with me since childhood. I’m excited to be able to share in a part of your journey!

 

Candle Magick is a valuable tool in spellwork, meditation, prayer as well as in healing to mention a few areas. By blending the use of wax, herbs and oils, symbols, signals, gestures and words you are directing a symphony of powerful energies to manifest your intention.

 

Candlelight is magickal and brings warmth

 

and sets the mood.

Candles have been associated with myth,

lore, superstition, spells and been long used

for divination's and rituals, to intensify the

energies while performing magickal work.

Each color of the candles represents a

specific intent and combined with a spell,

will bring forth strength within our magick.

By using the proper candle color,

engraving a small symbol onto a candle or

by adding herbs and essential oils,

we create candle magick and when we

are using our special prepared candles

with our spells and rituals, we are adding

extra strength and energy to our magickal

work.

In this Class you will learn to incorporate

candle magick into your every day magick.

 

~~~All mini classes cost $40.00 and there are no refunds once the class starts~~~

This is a 4 week course

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

~***~ Faery Magick Mini Class Description~***~

 

Instructor~RavenCat

 

Welcome to all things Faerie!

I'm RavenCat and I'll be your instructor for this course. I am a solitary witch, ordained by the Fellowship of Isis. I am also a Celtic Faerie Shaman Ambassador which means I act as an intermediary, so to speak, between us and the Good Neighbors. The Faeries have been recorded throughout history in all cultures.

 

Remember, in all dealings with the Fae, you must be respectful and use discernment. They have their own rules and ways of conduct but they have so much knowledge humans can benefit from. The Realm of the Fae is truly magickal and mystical! Once you begin working with Faerie you will see our world in a different way.

 

COST OF 4 WEEK CLASS IS $40.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

 

For more information and instruction on how to apply and registers for one of our classes, please inquire to :

legionofpagans12@gmail.com

 

Make sure you include the course your inquiring for.

 

Or

 

apply for a membership at:

www.legionofpagans.com

 

You must apply from a PC not a cell device for classes or membership.

Once your membership has been approved, follow the email we send to complete your application. After this process is completed you can access the website via cell device.

 

Be Blessed on Your Journey

)O(

 

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