Samhain blessings to you all! It’s time for another magickal link roundup!
I started this magickal link roundup feature last month and I really enjoyed it for a number of reasons. First and foremost is that I like reading link roundups myself, but also because I am always finding a lot of great information that should be shared. I feel like witches and pagans come back to life in October. Books are being released, websites (including this one) have fresh ideas flowing into them; maybe witches hibernate during the summer, I know I do. Because of this, there are a ton of links this month!
If you have a favorite witchy post/blog/product to share, please feel free to post it in the comments.
~ October 2017 Magickal Link Roundup ~
13 Grimoire Prompts for Autumn on Witch of Lupine Hollow – Some ideas for things to add to your grimoire this autumn. I have been wanting to do a post like this myself, and this list definitely motivated me; expect more grimoire ideas to appear here in November!
August Eve Altar 2017 on Witchy Words – Lammas altar to inspire you. I love to see other people’s magickal setups.
Between the Light: An Introduction to Tarot Shadow Work on Warts and Cunning Apothecary – I’ve been thinking about writing about ‘shadow work’ lately as well; the Samhain season must be striking a lot of us witches the same way. This post has exercises to perform with the tarot to start exploring your dark side. I especially like the “Meeting Your Shadow Card” section in this article, which I tried out myself.
The October 2017 New Moon in Libra occurs at 3:12 PM EST on Thursday, October 19th, which is when the Moon also goes void-of-course (thanks, Moon). The Moon then enters Scorpio at 9:41 PM that same day. The good news is that the Moon is in Libra all day Wednesday October 18th, and it enters Libra at 1:35 PM on Tuesday October 17th. This information is also detailed in my Cosmic Concerns: October 2017 post if you’d like to see this information as a list.
That means you can do your New Moon ritual after 1:35 PM on the 17th, any time on the 18th, or before 3:12 PM on the 19th. For charging, you can leave items out on the night or either the 17th or the 18th, but if you wait until the night of the 19th they will be charged with Scorpio energy, rather than Libra energy.
The two week manifestation point for this New Moon is on Saturday, November 4th with the New Moon in Taurus. The six month manifestation point is on Sunday, March 31st 2018 with the Full Moon in Libra. The March 2018 Full Moon in Libra will actually be a Blue Moon, which is the name for the second Full Moon in a calendar month.
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.
I’m a little late this month, but hopefully it’s better late than never! This list of October 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 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, October 2017
10th: Jupiter enters Scorpio 9:20 AM
14th: Venus enters Libra 6:11 AM
17th: Mercury enters Scorpio 3:59 AM
22nd: Mars enters Libra 2:29 PM
23rd: Sun enters Scorpio 1:27 AM