February 2018 Magickal Link Roundup

Tea with Lavender Buds

It’s time for another magickal link roundup wherein I have compiled this month’s best resources from around the witchy web. Normally, this feature would be bi-monthly, but since February was a relatively quiet month in the cosmos, there weren’t many links to share around the halfway point.

Below you will find the my favorite links from around the magickal interweb from February 2018. If you have a favorite witchy post/blog/product to share, please feel free to post it in the comments.

~ February 2018 Magickal Link Roundup ~

Astrology & Numerology

Chinese Astrology: 2018 Tibetan and Chinese New Year of the Earth Dog on Mystic Mama – While Mystic Mama is a pretty good site, I have to say that I cannot stand these clunky post titles, it’s a strange pet peeve, but it’s nagging at me. I think it’s because I’m an English teacher by trade, and the titles read like they were written in another language and run through Google Translate. Regardless, this article is similar to the one below, various perspectives on the new Lunar year in Eastern astrology.

Chinese Astrology: Year of the Yang Earth Dog 2018 on Forever Conscious – As we exit the year of the Fire Rooster, this post gives an idea of what to expect during the upcoming lunar year.

February Numerology: Building Foundations for Love & Life on Astro Style – The monthly numerology report is always interesting, and I’ve found it to be generally accurate. My January report was correct, and I’m finding this monthly numerology report to be one of the best things this site produces.

Year of the Earth Dog: Your 2018 Chinese Horoscope on Astro Style – Their twist on this month’s common theme: what does the Year of the Earth Dog hold?

Tarot & Divination

Seventh Sphere Tarot de Marseille Deck by Labyrinthos Academy – This is a new release indie deck for February and is a stylistic companion to their Seventh Sphere Lenormand deck. The cards look really beautiful, my only complaint about collecting indie decks is the price: this one is $50 before shipping. (I still want it though.)

Tarot Birth Cards: Discover Your Inner Self on Biddy Tarot – I’m definitely interested in trying this out.

Moon Magick

A Free Moon Magic Coloring Page Set on Coloring Book of Shadows – You have to sign up for an email list to get this set, but they look pretty cute. I’m already subscribed, but haven’t gotten anything, so maybe you need to re-subscribe to get it? Update: Yes, you do.

Witchcraft & Paganism

A Druid’s Meditation Primer on A Druid’s Garden – This post goes into three different types of meditation, different types of breathwork, and includes three meditation exercises for the three phases of Druidry.

Love Potion Tea Recipe on The Witch of Lupine Hollow – I’m sure you all know I’m very against love spells, but this tea is for opening your heart up to love, a nice twist on a common witchcraft request. This blog always has interesting seasonal tea recipes, for the adventurous amongst us.

I hope you find these links helpful for you magickal doings. I very much enjoyed compiling them, and hope you find these resources useful, too. I will be back in March for another link roundup.

Blessed be, friends!

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New Moon February 15th 2018 in Aquarius

Aquarius - Urania's Mirror

The February 2018 New Moon in Aquarius occurs at 4:05 PM EST on Thursday, February 15th. However, the Moon goes void-of-course at the exact same time, meaning you will need to observe this Full Moon sooner rather than later. The good news is that the Moon is in Aquarius all day February 14th, and it enters Aquarius at 10:11 AM on Tuesday, February 13th, so it will essentially be in Aquarius for two full days. This gives us plenty of time to work with this New Moon. This information is also detailed in my February 2018 Cosmic Concerns post and is listed below.

New Moon February 2018 Timing

  • February 13th, Tuesday: Moon enters Aquarius 10:11 AM
  • February 14th, Wednesday: Moon is in Aquarius all day
  • February 15th, Thursday: New Moon at 4:05 PM, void-of-course 4:05 PM, enters Pisces 9:42 PM

Practically speaking, all this means you can do your New Moon ritual after 10 AM on the 13th, any time on the 14th (recommended), or before 4 PM on the 15th.

The two week manifestation point for this New Moon is on Thursday, March 1st 2018 with the Full Worm Moon in Virgo. The six month manifestation point is on Friday, July 27th 2018 with the Full Moon in Aquarius. This New Moon marks the end up the Lunar Year, with the Lunar New Year occurring on February 16th and the year of the Dog. 

My guide, Witch’s Guide to New Moon Magick, can be found on the site here; this post is a companion to that guide. If you’re new to Moon magick that’s a great place to begin.

New Moon in Aquarius

Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac, a Fixed, and an Air sign that is ruled by Uranus and Saturn. Aquarius is associated with social justice and responsibility. They are the zodiac’s rebel, and enjoy being unique and different. An Aquarius is more likely to have a lot of casual friendships, rather than a few deep ones, because they are a very social sign. Because of their confidence, they are able to make friends easily and are passionate about causes they believe in. No one loves a conspiracy theory more than an Aquarius, but maybe this is because they’re usually ahead of their time. Aquarius might be the water bearer, but any Aquarius would say that what they really carry is the truth! Saturn was the original ruler of the sign, but Uranus was also assigned to Aquarius after its discovery. This New Moon ushers in the Lunar New Year and is also a Solar Eclipse, which will give an extra boost of energy to your magick.

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Magickal Journal Ideas for February 2018

Magickal Journal Ideas for February 2018

Below I’ve have a list of topics to pack your magickal journal, grimoire, or book of shadows over the course of February. There are both prompts and correspondences below. Happy journaling!

Activities/Prompts

Imbolc Offerings: February 2nd is Imbolc, the pagan festival honoring Brigid that became the Christian holiday Candlemas. Consider making an offering to Brigid or adding information on Imbolc or Brigid to your grimoire. Offerings include candles and milk since Imbolc means “Ewe’s milk” or “of milk” in Gaelic. Journal about your offerings and, if you asked for something from Brigid, reflect on how it manifests.

Groundhog’s Day: February 2nd 2018 is both the pagan holiday Imbolc and the secular holiday Groundhog Day. One of my personal traditions is watching the Bill Murray movie “Groundhog Day” either on the 2nd or the closest day that I’m alone. The tradition of this holiday has pagan origins, and the movie itself addresses karma and reincarnation as much as a popular movie possibly could. If you choose to watch it, reflect on its spiritual meaning in your magickal journal.

Lunar New Year: Often referred to as Chinese New Year (though China is not the only place that celebrates it), the Lunar New Year is the day after the New Moon in Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac. For 2018 the Lunar New Year is on February 16th which is a Year of the Dog. I posted ideas on how pagans can celebrate the Lunar New Year a while back, but some small things that can be done are wearing red, cleaning the house, and reflecting on the previous year. If you follow a lunar calendar, this New Year may feel more ‘natural’ than the solar one on January 1st.

Resolution Reflection: If you set New Year’s Resolutions at the beginning of the year, February is a natural point to reflect on them. Ask yourself what’s working and what isn’t, consider writing a revised list, or breaking larger goals down into monthly goals.

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Cosmic Concerns: February 2018

Cosmic Concerns February 2018

This list of February 2018’s astrological events is for witches and pagans who are interested in what’s going on in the cosmos. All times listed are in EST (Eastern Standard) and should be adjusted for your own time zone. Please note that this list is not even close to being exhaustive, but compiled by me to list events that are of magickal importance. This information is great to copy into your magickal journal if you maintain one; if you are looking for something more extensive my Guide to Lunar Trackers is on the site here. I hope that you find it helpful; blessed be!

Planetary Movement, February 2018

10th: Venus enters Pisces 6:20 PM
17th: Mercury enters Pisces 11:28 PM
18th: Sun enters Pisces 12:18 PM

Moon Cycle, February 2018

13th: Moon enters Aquarius 10:11 AM
15th: New Moon in Aquarius 4:05 PM, void-of-course 4:05 PM, enters Pisces 9:42 PM

Note: There is no Full Moon in February 2018

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