Archive | March 18, 2016

2016 Equinox and the Full Moon

Moon Phase by Udell Enterprises, Inc.

Moon Phase by Udell Enterprises, Inc.

A Special Conjunction

This year, the first equinox coincides with a full moon. For Pagans this heightens the energy for both the Equinox holiday and the observance of the full moon.

The equinox marks that time of the year when the Earth begins to shift on its axis. It marks the change of seasons for each hemisphere; from Winter to Spring in the north and Summer to Fall in the south.

It’s best known as being the time when the number of hours for the day is equal to the number of hours for the night. But this isn’t accurate.

..day and night are not exactly equal at the equinox for two reasons. First, daytime begins the moment any part of the Sun is over the horizon, and it is not over until the last part of the Sun has set. If the Sun were to shrink to a starlike point and we lived in a world without air, the spring and fall equinoxes would truly have ‘equal nights.’ – From The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Here in Richmond Virginia, the equinox officially occurs on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 12:30 AM EDT. That’s midnight on Saturday night. You can visit TimeAndDate.com to find the exact time in your area.

This astronomical event has long been observed as a spiritual occurrence. And that’s certainly true for Pagans around the world. But what that holiday celebrates and who or what it honors depends on if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere or in the South. Since Pagans begin their holiday observance at sunset and celebrate during the night hours, this becomes an important honoring of the event. Continue reading

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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: King of Swords – Inverted

King of Swords - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Go with the flow and be ready to catch what comes your way. Being strong and capable doesn’t mean you must be ready for a fight. Good leadership knows what battles are worth fighting and which ones should be ignored. Don’t let others control your thoughts or actions and the weekend is yours for the taking.


Additional Insight:

Swords can bring strength and courage to any situation. But it’s a double edge sword that requires wisdom to hold the hilt steady. It’s a fine line to balance the energy that wants to fight or finds a better way through peace. If you plan on a fight, you will pull that energy toward you and create self-fulfilling prophecies. So be cautious today and through the weekend concerning your thoughts and reactions. 

Instead, be Mindful, calm and at peace. Avoid situations you know will lead to battles right now. There’s nothing wrong with taking a break and re-grouping your thoughts and energies. Rest, relax and take in the scenery to gain a refreshed perspective. Or simply get a way from it all for a brief respite. You could use the distraction to uplift your spirit.
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