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Beltane: (Bealtaine, May Eve, Valpurgis) – April 30th/May 1st
Incense: Lilac, Frankincense
Decorations: Maypole, Flowers, Ribbons, Reves, Floral Decor,
Colours: Green, Pastels
Spells best done: Fertility is the best! But Protection, Divination and fae magic can be done.
The Fire Festival of Beltane:
Beltane derived from the Irish Gaelic “Bealtaine” or the Scottish Gaelic “Bealtuinn”, meaning “Bel-fire”, the fire of the Celtic god of light (Bel, Beli or Belinus).
This festival is also known as Beltane, the Celtic May Day. It officially begins at moonrise on May Day Eve, and marks the beginning of the third quarter or second half of the ancient Celtic year. It is celebrated as an early pastoral festival accompanying the first turning of the herds out to wild pasture. The rituals were held to promote fertility. The cattle were driven between the Belfires to protect them from ills. Contact with the…
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This is an amazing chance to honor your Goddess! Nyx is my Goddess and tonight is her night! Make the most of this estbat!
The first lunar eclipses 2014 is heading for a sky near you, Monday night into Tuesday’s pre-dawn hours. Conditions are perfect to allow most of North and South America to watch the whole 6-hour event, though residents of the northeastern US and Canada will miss the tail end of the show.
You don’t need any special equipment to watch a lunar eclipse. Since you’re looking at the moon, not the sun, there’s nothing to hurt your eyes. Just lie back on a comfortable surface (grass, blanket, lawn chair, sleeping bag) and watch the show. Die-hard observers may want to stay out all night, but the best part of the show will be from about 2 a.m. till 4 a.m. Eastern time, or during the hours around midnight for west coast residents.
Lunar eclipses happen when Earth moves between the moon and the sun, casting a shadow across the surface of the moon. Unlike solar eclipses, which are at totality for only about 15 minutes, lunar eclipses are long, slow events. If you don’t want to miss it and kick yourself tomorrow, the most important thing to remember is time. Unlike television, these events won’t be rebroadcast at a more convenient time for different time zones.
Solar and lunar eclipses typically happen a few times each year, says NASA scientist Noah Petro, “when the Earth, the moon, and the sun are in precise alignment.”
NASA says the eclipse will start at 4:37 UTC, which is 12:53 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, and 9:53 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. At that time, the outer edge of Earth’s shadow, known as the “penumbra,” will start to move across the face of the moon. This takes about an hour and is hard to see, since the moon is still mostly illuminated. You might notice that the moon looks a little dimmer – maybe a bit smudged – but since the penumbra moves slowly and doesn’t block too much light, you may not notice anything happening at all.
Don’t worry: The show gets better.
‘Quite spectacular and very beautiful’
At 1:58 a.m. EDT, or 10:58 p.m. PDT, the moon will finish passing through the penumbra and begin to enter the “umbra,” the full, deep shadow of the Earth. You’ll be able to see the slightly curved line of Earth’s shadow pushing across the face of the moon, at which point “it looks like the moon disappears into darkness,” says Dr. Petro.
The moon’s slow but steady disappearance will take just over an hour. By 3:06 a.m. on the East Coast, or just after midnight on the West Coast, the blackness will completely swallow the moon, allowing you to see the most dramatic part of a total lunar eclipse: the reddened moon.
“When it is completely blocked from the sun,” says Petro, “the moon will appear a certain hue of red, which is the projection of all the sunsets on the Earth projected onto the face of the moon. It’s going to be quite spectacular and very beautiful.” That red hue has prompted some to dub this the “blood moon,” though it’s no bloodier than any other lunar eclipse.
“It’s a very subtle effect,” says Petro, “and if any part of the moon is illuminated in the sun, you can’t really see it.”
This red phase lasts until 4:24 a.m. EDT (1:24 a.m. PDT), when the moon reaches the far side of the umbra (full shadow) and re-emerges into the penumbra (partial shadow).
“When the moon comes out of Earth’s umbra, it begins to look as we’ve always seen it: this beautiful, bright grey orb in the sky,” says Petro.
The moon will still look a bit smudged as it passes through the other side of the penumbra, over the course of the next hour. At 5:34 a.m. EDT, the moon will begin to pass out of the penumbra, steadily brightening until it is fully clear of Earth’s shadow. Those in the northeastern US and eastern Canada will lose the moon below the horizon before it emerges completely out of Earth’s shadow, which happens at 6:37 a.m. EDT (3:37 a.m. PDT).What happens when a solar-powered satellite loses the sun?
Petro’s interest in this particular eclipse comes from his role as the deputy project scientist for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a satellite currently orbiting the moon.
The orbiter is solar powered, so the eclipse will have serious implications for the spacecraft. “During the eclipse,” says Petro, “the moon and the LRO spacecraft are going to be in darkness for a very long period of time, so the battery won’t get recharged.” LRO’s solar panels measure 14 feet long and 10 feet tall, dwarfing the golf-cart-sized spacecraft.
LRO has stayed on during other lunar eclipses, but its past orbits kept it in Earth’s shadow only for a short period. This time, the spacecraft will have to pass through the complete shadow twice before the eclipse ends.
“The spacecraft will be going straight from the moon’s shadow to the Earth’s shadow,” says Petro.
“We’re going to be turning off all the instruments on LRO so we don’t drain the battery. We’ll be monitoring, real-time, how the battery is doing during the eclipse, but we won’t be making any scientific observations during this eclipse. When the spacecraft comes out of the eclipse, the battery will slowly charge back up again, and then we can turn the instruments back on,” he says.
While his team is monitoring the spacecraft, Petro urges the rest of us to watch the moon itself, despite the late hour.
“They don’t happen all the time,” he says. “It really gives you a chance to look at the moon changing.”
In the 21st century, there will be many tetrads, but look back a few centuries, and you’ll find the opposite phenomenon, Espenak said.
Before the dawn of the 20th century, there was a 300-year period when there were none, he said. Zero.
That would mean that neither Sir Isaac Newton, Mozart, Queen Anne, George Washington, Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln nor their contemporaries ever had a chance to see one.
So, we’re in luck.
Skywatchers will get a rare treat Tuesday night, when Mars, Earth and the sun will be arranged in a nearly-straight line. Every two years, Mars reaches a point in its orbit called “opposition,” when the planet lies directly opposite the sun in Earth’s sky, according to Astronomy magazine. This means Mars rises near sunset and remains visible all night long as it moves nearly overhead across the night sky. It will be a bright burnt orange color, NASA’s Mars Exploration Program reports, and almost 10 times brighter than the brightest stars in the sky. “From our perspective on our spinning world, Mars rises in the east just as the sun sets in the west,” NASA reports. “Then, after staying up in the sky the entire night, Mars sets in the west just as the sun rises in the east.”
“From our perspective on our spinning world, Mars rises in the east just as the sun sets in the west,” NASA reports. “Then, after staying up in the sky the entire night, Mars sets in the west just as the sun rises in the east.”
With no big storms forecast Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service, Mars should be visible in most areas.
At their closest point next week, Mars and Earth will “only” be about 57 million miles apart. Another treat awaits April 14, when the full moon also will appear near Mars.
Mars won’t appear this big and bright again until its next “opposition” May 22, 2016,!
- The Moon forms a lovely tight triangle with blue Spica ( is the brightest star in the sky and is part of the constellation Virgo) and orange Mars on the 18th, best seen after 11:00 P.M.
- The Moon then pays Saturn a very close visit on the 20th; the pair rises just before midnight and get progressively higher through the wee hours.
- Look for a brilliant conjunction between Venus and the Moon low in the eastern sky on the 27th, 40 minutes before sunrise.
These are just some of the amazing things for March of course the month of March is also best known for Ostara. Where the Moon and Planets are a critical thing for certain spells. The Moon is a constant but in the midst of the perfect triangle of Mars and Spica makes a strong and rare time for spells.
The moon in the triangle with mars and spica is special because is can be for so many different spells, Love, job luck, luck, strength, and so much more! The Moon helps with Mars is great for sex drives, energy, strength, and so much more. Spica is the brightest star in the sky but it really is a blue giant, great for power! Success spells and prosperity.
Venus and The Moon make a great connection for Love Spells, and Getting rid of unwanted attention. The Moon and Saturn makes a time for to wise up!
There is so much more that this offers any questions just message me ask!
-Priestess of Nyx,
How to Do a Prosperity Spell
You can use this prosperity spell if you need money in a flash. Prosperity spells can be tricky. You need to be specific so you do not have undesired effects. However, you also need to be open enough in your wording to let money come to you from places and opportunities you may not have thought of yet. Here is a simple spell that fits these requirements.
Let’s talk about the wording of this spell so you can see how it works. The first line is:
Grant me wealth, and grant my wishes,
stir it with a thousand kisses.
This line states the purpose and the way you want your desire to come to you. “With a thousand kisses” means with only love. You make sure that wealth does not come with pain or trouble for anyone.
The second line…
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Pure Essential Tangerine Oil
BOTANICAL NAME: citrus reticulata
PARTS USED: peel of fruit
EXTRACTION METHOD: cold-pressed
FRAGRANCE: citrus, fresh, light, sweet
BLENDS: basil, bergamot, clary sage, geranium, grapefruit, hyssop, lavender, lemon, lime, neroli, orange, rose, vanilla, verbena
PHYSICAL & AROMATIC BENEFITS: calming, cheering, relaxing, soothing, stress, uplifting, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, cellulite, constipation, dandruff, insomnia, laxative, muscle relaxant, oily skin, sedative.
MAGICAL USES: magical energy, purification.
Tangerine is extracted by cold compression of its peels and contains alpha pinene, alpha thujone, beta pinene, camphene, citronellal, gamma terpinolene, geraniol, limonene, linalool, myrcene, nerol, sabinene, and terpineol as its chief components.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Antispasmodic: referring to something that suppresses spasms.
Depurative: refers to something that purifies.
Sedative: Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing.
Stomachic: related to the stomach; beneficial to the stomach or digestion.
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Other Benefits: It improves circulation of blood, boosts digestion, helps maintain oil and moisture balance in the skin, and shows cicatrizant and emollient properties. It also eases constipation and treats diarrhea, flatulence, rashes, dryness and cracking of skin, hair problems, and dandruff.
Safety Warning: Avoid use in sun. Phototoxic. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin
I Hope all the fellow Children of the earth and who have faith are MERRY and HAPPY during this time of celebration!
This Holiday is not just about Mother Earth its about the cycle of Rebirth of the Green man and Horned God. What ever religion or Deity you choose to follow please remember we are all children of earth the cycle of life and death is real and beautiful death is not the end, it is an transition!
Best Bath Herbs are:
bergamot for money, success, work related issues, victory, and luck,
Calendula, Chamomile for relaxing and peace , Mint for purity, clary sage, orange blossom, acacia, Mugwort for divination, vervain for divination, money, psychic abilities, love and success, Dianthus, Elder Flower, Rose Petals for love and relationships, Rosemary, Sage for purification, rose hips for health and love, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Savory, marjoram and peppermint. Yarrow
Marigold, Chamomile, Raspberry Leaves, Mint, Lavender, and Rosemary.
Heather,Lemon Balm, Rosemary, and Savory
Hops, Chamomile, lavender, pepperment, and Rose.
Chamomile, Dianthus, heather, Jasmine Flower, and Lemon Balm
Calendula, chamomile, lavender, mint and rosemary
stress relief bath:
chamomile, Dianthus, and Lemon Balm.
Muscle soothing bath:
Chamomile, Lavender and Hemp
Vervain, Chamomile, mugwort and sage.