Cosmic Concerns: March 2018

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This list of March 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, March 2018

6th: Mercury enters Aries 2:34 AM; Venus enters Aries 6:45 PM
8th: Jupiter Retrograde 11:45 PM (until July 10th 2018)
17th: Mars enters Capricorn 12:40 PM
20th: Sun enters Aries 12:15 PM
22nd: Mercury Retrograde 8:19 PM in Aries (ends April 15th 2018)
31st: Venus enters Taurus 12:54 AM

Moon Cycle, March 2018

1st: Moon enters Virgo 12:57 AM, Full Moon in Virgo 7:51 PM
2nd: Moon void-of-course 6:50 PM
15th: Moon enters Pisces 6:12 AM
17th: New Moon in Pisces 9:12 AM, void-of-course 9:12 AM, enters Aries 2:57 PM
30th: Moon enters Libra 1:52 PM
31st: Blue Moon in Libra 8:37 AM

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Magickal Journal Ideas for December 2017

Magickal Journal Ideas and Prompts for December 2017

I started this feature last month and it very helpful for my own writing. I am keeping it going this month because, to me, December is the perfect time to stay indoors and work on a project. Below I’ve have a list of topics to pack your magickal journal over the course of December. There are both prompts and correspondences below.

Activities/Prompts

Brag Letter: One of my favorite holiday traditions is the brag letter. A member of my own family sends one, and it’s always highly anticipated. The brag letter gets a bad reputation because we are supposed to be ‘humble’, but what’s wrong with being proud of our accomplishments? Consider writing a brag letter of your own in your magickal journal; there’s no need to send it if that makes you uncomfortable, just write it out. It can be as serious or as sarcastic as you want, and it might even surprise you.

Guided Meditation: December, for me, is a month of introspection. Consider a guided meditation; you can find one with the audio already recorded online, or you can use a written one and record yourself reading it. If you choose the latter, add the text of the guided meditation to your magickal journal, along with your reflection.

New Year’s Divination: The Yuletide season is the perfect time for divination, especially about the coming year. Record the results of your divination, and, if you have it, reflect on your divination from the previous Yule.

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Cosmic Concerns: December 2017

Cosmic Movement for December 2017

This list of December 2017’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, December 2017

1st: Venus enters Sagittarius 4:14 AM
3rd: Mercury Retrograde 2:34 AM
9th: Mars enters Scorpio 3:59 AM
19th: Saturn enters Capricorn 11:49 PM
21st: Sun enters Capricorn 11:28 AM
22nd: Mercury Direct 8:51 PM
25th: Venus enters Capricorn 12:26 AM

Moon Cycle, December 2017

2nd: Moon enters Gemini 4:21 PM
3rd: Full Moon in Gemini 10:47 AM (Supermoon)
4th: Moon void-of-course 2:13 PM, enters Cancer 3:37 PM
15th: Moon enters Sagittarius 8:07 PM
18th: New Moon in Sagittarius 1:30 AM; Moon void-of-course 8:10 AM, enters Capricorn 8:33 AM

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Cosmic Concerns: Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius December 3rd – 22nd 2017

Mercury will be spreading holiday cheer in the form of a Retrograde period in Fire sign Sagittarius from December 3rd through December 22nd 2017. While I believe that the way Mercury Retrograde affects you is based largely on your own astrological makeup, there are some things to watch out for, regardless. Below you will find the specific timing of this Retrograde including shadow periods, things to watch out for when there’s a Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius, and general tips for a Mercury Retrograde, including what you can do about it.

Exact Timing

November 14th 2017: Shadow Period Begins
December 3rd 2017: Mercury Retrograde 2:34 AM
December 22nd 2017: Mercury Direct 8:51 PM
January 10th 2018: Shadows Period Ends

Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius Tips

Curb Your Wanderlust – Sagittarius is the traveler of the zodiac, so you may feel a winter pull to book travel plans to some exotic locale. As advertisements for ‘spiritual retreats’ pop up, consider having a mini-retreat at home and put off booking the flight to faraway. Instead, you can engage in a journey through your inner thoughts; Sagittarius is known for their love of learning, after all. Try a guided meditation or journaling instead. Luckily, if you have been spiritually slacking, this Mercury Retrograde may help you start back up. If you’ve been on a roll, take some time for introspection.

Holiday Travel Plans – Even though I’d recommend double checking travel plans during any Mercury Retrograde, I recommend quadruple checking them during one in Sagittarius that’s also during the holidays aka the triple threat. Flights getting cancelled during winter isn’t exactly something new, after all. Mercury Retrogrades are also known for issues with mail; it won’t hurt to shop for and/or send gifts early this year.

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Cosmic Concerns: September 2017

For all the cosmic witches out there, or just witches and pagans who are interested in what’s going on in the cosmos, here is a list of September 2017’s important astrological events. 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 would be of magickal importance. This information is great to copy into your Book of Shadows 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, September 2017

5th: Mars enters Virgo 5:35 AM; Mercury direct 7:29 AM
9th: Mercury enters Virgo 10:52 PM
19th: Venus enters Virgo 9:15 PM
22nd: Sun enters Libra 4:02 PM
28th: Pluto direct 3:36 PM
29th: Mercury enters Libra 8:42 PM

Moon Cycle, September 2017

5th: Moon enters Pisces 1:28 AMt
6th: Full Moon in Pisces 3:03 AM; Moon void-of-course 4:29 AM
7th: Moon enters Aries 8:01 AM
18th: Moon enters Virgo 12:52 AM
20th: New Moon in Virgo 1:30 AM; Moon void-of-course 1:30 AM; Moon enters Libra 6:06 AM

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Cosmic Concerns: August 2017

For all the cosmic witches out there, or just witches and pagans who are interested in what’s going on in the cosmos, here is a list of August 2017’s important astrological events. 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 would be of magickal importance. This information is great to copy into your Book of Shadows 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, August 2017

3rd: Uranus Retrograde 1:31 AM
12th: Mercury Retrograde 9:00 PM
21st: Total Solar Eclipse 2:25 PM
22nd: Sun enters Virgo 6:20 PM
25th: Saturn Direct 8:08 AM
26th: Venus enters Leo 12:30 AM
31st: Mercury enters Leo 11:28 AM

Moon Cycle, August 2017

6th: Moon void-of-course 5:22 AM, enters Aquarius 8:15 AM
7th: Full Moon in Aquarius 2:11 PM
8th: Moon void-of-course 3:07 PM, enters Pisces 5:56 PM
19th: Moon void-of-course 11:17 AM; Moon enters Leo 1:55 PM
21st: New Moon in Leo 2:30 PM; Moon void-of-course 2:30 PM, Moon enters Virgo 4:25 PM

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April 2017 Retrograde City: Jupiter, Mercury, Pluto, Saturn, and Venus

April 2017 shall hereby by be known as Retrograde City due to an unusually large amount of planets (five) being in Retrograde this month. The list is: Jupiter, Mercury, Pluto, Saturn, and Venus. It it going to be as bad as it sounds?

I love a good list so let’s start with looking at the dates that each planet will be in Retrograde. By the by, this would be a good list to copy into your Book of Shadows or Grimoire.

  • Mercury – Retrograde from April 9th -19 in Taurus; April 20th to May 3rd in Aries
  • Jupiter – Retrograde from February 6th to June 9th
  • Pluto – Retrograde from April 20th to September 28th
  • Saturn – Retrograde from April 5th to August 25th
  • Venus – Retrograde March 4th to April 15th

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My Thoughts on Mercury Retrograde 8/30/16 – 9/22/16

 

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Another Mercury Retrograde season has come and gone, this one spanning (more or less) the first three weeks of September. With Mercury going retrograde in Virgo, I expected things to be a real mess, since the sign rules over organization. I will admit that my files got a touch disorganized, but, on the whole, this retrograde wasn’t too bad for me.

Some greatest hits include the brakes on my car suddenly making a horrifying noise, but I immediately pulled over and got them fixed. Another was that my S.O. and I made an offer on a house, which had been on the market for six days with no offers, only to get immediately outbid. Finally, I spilled a full glass of water on my new Macbook … but it was fine. Though I did totally freak out, to be honest.

Those are the three that I can remember because, as you know, I do not keep a running tally during the retrograde. I really do believe that list making is a form of minor magick, and, as we all know, like attracts like.

Maybe being a Scorpio helped me out this time, but who knows. Our next Mercury Retrograde is December 19th 2016 through January 8th 2017 in Capricorn. A Mercury Retrograde in that sign would likely effect traits like respect, responsibility, support, and authority. Remember it can go either way though, you would be totally unsupportive, or be so supportive that it borders on codependency. My theory is that the retrograde has a stronger impact depending on your sign, so we’ll see what happens. (Holidays are always crazy though, so this isn’t exactly a welcome retrograde period).

What was your experience with the September 2016 Mercury Retrograde? Was it damage control all month long, or did you escape relatively unscathed?

My Thoughts on Mercury Retrograde 4/28/16 – 5/22/16

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Whelp, we survived 2016’s second Mercury retrograde, hurray! Each retrograde seems to have different effects, for example, during the January 2016 retrograde I broke tons of stuff. I heard it was rough for a lot of Scorpios during January though, so I was hoping the May one would be a little better, and in a way it was … kind of.

The first week to ten days of the May cycle I was so grumpy, I fought with my partner many times, and it was obvious that I was picking fights with him. Luckily that subsided pretty quickly and didn’t peak again at the end. My Aquarius partner always gets the worst of the retrogrades, and he’s very understanding, but it’s still unpleasant for all parties.

The May retrograde was in Taurus, too, which rules over money, and man was I feeling the effects. First of all, I got so spendy. I mean, buy, buy, buy … I bought a ton of stuff. Once more, I missed out on a ton of good deals. I used a 20% off coupon at store and got a 30% off coupon emailed to me the next day ($10 loss). I bought a subscription and, before my first box was mailed, a blog I follow posted 20% off a coupon ($12 loss). I bought a subscription (a trend I guess) to a magazine and some back issues, before my subscription has started they have a deal that when you subscribe you get the very back issue I bought for free ($14 loss). The worst, however, was buying a video game for the family for $47 only to have it become some special $20 re-release during the retrograde. That’s $27 lost to the bull! I did a bit of a total at one point and there was about $100 of non-saved purchases that I found deals/coupons for the day or two days after I bought them. Yikes!

Also, they say there’s a bit of a ‘halo’ around the retrograde, like a splash in a pond, and I have to confess that there was a huge communication breakdown with a parent of one of my students (I’m a teacher) on the 23rd that spilled over into the 24th and – long story short – I was reprimanded … with 9 days left in the school year. On top of that I wrote two referrals today, both for students (teenage girls) who were being flat out belligerent. I’m hoping now, finally, that Mercury is direct, things will calm down.

How did you all survive the May Mercury Retrograde this year? I’m wondering if certain Sun signs felt it more than others (like us Scorpios back in January) and who it was that got the brunt of the retro-wrath.