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Friday July 31, 2020

Friday July 31, 2020

– First Quarter Phase – step‌ ‌out,‌ ‌take‌ ‌action,‌ ‌breaking‌ ‌away,‌ ‌expression‌

– Moon in Capricorn

– Sun in Leo 

– The Black Moon is Conjunct the Eris Point – 21 Aries – “A Boxer Enters the Ring” through August 3

– Retrograde Planets:  Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune, Chiron

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – July 31st – Bake, Cut Firewood, Cut Hair to Increase Growth, Mow to Increase Growth, Castrate Farm Animals, Dig Holes, Wean, Potty Train, Wax Floors

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –July 31st – August 1st –  Any aboveground crops that can be planted now will do well.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): Dhumavati (The Goddess Who Winnows) –

– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe, God of the South, God of Experience

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – 1st New moon in Cancer: “On a ship, sailors lower an old flag and raise a new one” (& Earth An Indian chief claims power from the assembled tribe)

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – 2nd New moon in Cancer: “a Greek muse weighing newborn twins in golden scales” (& Earth – “a woman reading tea leaves”)

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “A Triangle with Wings”

SUN:  9 LEO: Glassblowers shape beautiful vases with their controlled breathing

EARTH:  9 AQUARIUS: A flag is seen turning into an eagle

Anybody who was sucked into the Thursday-Friday lamestream news cycle received 24 hours of some of the most telling and incendiary commentary of our time. And after hearing the Stump Speech by The Great Obama at Congressman John Lewis’ FUNERAL. It made yesterday’s Sabian Symbol for the sun’s influence all that much more relevant:

“A communist activist spreading his revolutionary ideals”

If you missed his non socially distanced rant, just turn on ABC, CBS, NBS or CNN for about 5 minutes. They all have it pretty much on repeat.

So if your stomach is turned enough by ridiculous politics, I can recommend the History Channel, where they usually play Ancient Aliens all day on Friday. Much more entertaining.

Also For Your Entertainment . . .

Astrology Charts – Yesterday I had an interview with Wise Owl Sheila Corona. We are beginning a series of talks on her Conscious Conversations channel regarding reading your Astrology Chart.

In this talk, we go over Sheila’s Chart and discuss how to read some of the aspects. Many people who have received charts look at them and are at a loss as to what they mean. And admittedly, there is a lot to unwrap – most of it being about as easy as picking up a Spanish newspaper and trying to find the sports section.

When I last looked, the show was not posted. But you should be able to find it here:

OracleReport on Patreon – Laura Walker will begin daily reports again. She is publishing on Patreon – a subscription based site. It is $5 per month to join. While it offers a little money to her to be able to keep up the expenses of it. Also, Patreon offers security and privacy. At a time when Big Tech has decided to use its power and influence to affect what we see and what we read, Laura wants to be sure that her content is not censored.

She has decided that the time is right to communicate regularly for a short time. The censorship issue being one of the reasons. But we live in Interesting Times to say the least. If you have been listening to her audios, she has explained the energetics. Now we have to live in them. And doing that as a group will help us all.

Watch for the announcement tomorrow – AUGUST 1.

Watch Party – One of the features on the OracleReport Channel will be a Watch Party. Rather than filling your heads with worthless drivel and fear porn through the lamestream news, we are offering an opportunity to watch some of our favorite Sci Fi movies (and maybe read a book or two). These will always have a message.

Science Fiction is a place where authors have been able to reveal truths that are not accepted by the mainstream. These are not stories you will seen discussed on Oprah’s Book Club or in the New York Times Best Seller List.

If you are interested in preparing for our first installment in about a week, we will be discussing an episode of Star Trek: The Man Trap. It is available on Netflix. It is Season 1, Episode 2 (actually it is the first episode of the series with the cast featuring Kirk, Spock, Uhuru, Scott and Bones – I think Chekov and Sulu came later). People die. And the first victim is not a red shirt!

Anyways, check it out and be ready to join the conversation (in chat of course) when it is posted!

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Saturday May 30 – Sunday May 31 2020

Saturday May 30, 2020

– First Quarter Moon Phase: step out, take action, breaking away, expression

– Moon in Virgo 

– Sun in Gemini 

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – 29th-30th –Cut Firewood, Mow to Increase Growth, Dig Holes, Wax Floors, Get Married, Kill Plant Pests

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – 27th – 30th –A barren period. Favorable for killing plant pests, cultivating, or taking a short vacation.

SUN: 10 GEMINI – An airplane performing a nose dive

EARTH: 10 SAGITTARIUS –A theatrical representation of a golden haired “goddess of opportunity”

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Sunday May 31, 2020

– First Quarter Moon Phase: step out, take action, breaking away, expression

– Moon in Virgo – Void of Course 7:09 AM – 7:09 PM – Enters Scorpio

– Sun in Gemini 

– Black Moon is Opposing the Moon through Tuesday

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – 29th-30th –Cut Firewood, Mow to Increase Growth, Dig Holes, Wax Floors, Get Married, Kill Plant Pests

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – 27th – 30th –A barren period. Favorable for killing plant pests, cultivating, or taking a short vacation.

SUN: 11 GEMINI – Newly opened lands offer the pioneer new opportunities for experience

EARTH: 11 SAGITTARIUS –The lamp of physical enlightenment at the left temple

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– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): Bagalamukhi (The Storm-Calmer) – All are on Duty this month but Bagalamukhi is taking the lead.

– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Ian, God of the East, God of Wisdom

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: “The garden of the Tuileries in Paris” (& Two men playing Chess)

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “A Triangle with Wings”

Birthdays

I spent a lot of time this weekend reflecting on Birthdays. My own was Friday at 8:42 PM.

I spent the day reading Birthday wishes on Facebook. For all the back and forth controversy about the social media platform, I like to think of the good things it offers. It offers connections.

Almost 30 years ago, I moved across the country for a job, I left my roots. My family. My friends. Despite phone calls and occasional visits, I lost touch. That was until Facebook opened its doors in about 2007 or so. All of the sudden, I could talk to and reconnect with old friends and family.

It also opened opportunities to create and find new communities of people I would never have come into contact with.

So in spite of the fake news, the barrage of ads, scams, threats, Big Brother spying and other bullshit, it offers a place to connect. And on your birthday, it is kind of fun.

Then the Kids came over and we had a Socially Distanced birthday meal. Ended with a fire in the firepit on the back porch.

How you celebrate your birthday is part of your own story. Past traditions. New traditions. You find what you like.

Some resent the passing of time and what the “age” means. I stopped counting after 30. None of the ages after that seemed any fun. Just a number.

For me it is another year to spend with the people I love following our dreams together. A few less nightmares might be appreciated. We will see what we can manifest.

Checking your Chart

With Astrology, there is much that touches on your birthday – or Birthdate.

May 29, 1967 @8:43 PM

It was a clear night in Whittier, California, so I am told. I was born under a rising Gibbous Moon.

Born in late May means that the Sun was in Gemini – 9 degrees of Gemini in fact with the Sabian Symbol A Quiver filled with Arrows. Metaphorically, one’s arrows are the efforts, endeavors and aspirations one shoots out into the world. Having the right arrow for the right target is a plus.

Does this define me? Is it the Gibbous moon? Is it the heavy influence of Mercury in my chart (that was not retrograde BTW). Or was it that my birthday fell on a Monday? Hmmmm. A pretty Happy Monday for me!

On my birthday I like to review my personal chart and compare it to the new year date. It is a simple chart on the astrology program I use. But one I always look at. Your birthday is kind of like your personal New Years Celebration. What will happen in the next year of my life? Anything new I should be looking for? What do the aspects have to say? Do I have birthday resolutions I want to make?

My sun is in the 6th house. People having Sun in 6th house will conquer their enemies and will prove to be great friends. They can go to any length to help their friends. It is there this year with Venus in Conjunction. Good opens for love and money!

Uranus is conjunct my Natal Nodes. With North Node conjunct Uranus, you are encouraged to become more daring and innovative; more progressive in your way of thinking.

Much to think about. Looking at your chart, you begin asking questions. What does this mean? Does this hold relevance? Do I see the significance?

This year, I am experiencing the Black Moon’s transit through Aries. It’s digging things up and plumbing the depths my my soul.

Each of these conjunctions and oppositions I will be paying attention to throughout the next year. Will they cunfold in an expected way? We shall see.

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ASTR101 – What is a Black Moon?

I am completely lifting an article from another site (Time and Date.com) due to its relevance to now and the irony about it. I did get rid of all of its internal links – and recommend that if you are interested, please visit them. Time and Date is a very useful site. I use it often as a reference.

Much of Astrological information is plagued by misnomers. One person will name something and something else similar will take its place. So it is with the subject of The Black Moon. If you know anything about The Oracle Report, you have heard of The Black Moon (also referred to at Black moon Lilith and other such names).

THIS ARTICLE talks more about a nickname for a specific moon phase that does not happen very often. You may have hear of a “Blue Moon” or “The Harvest Moon”. This specific usage is in that vein, and I wanted to draw attention to it.

When Is the next Black Moon?

There are several definitions of a Black Moon. It can be the third New Moon in an astronomical season with four New Moons or the second New Moon in the same calendar month.

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The first days after a New Moon.

©bigstockphoto.com/mr. Smith

Black Moon is not a well known astronomical term. In recent years, the term has been made popular by social media, astrologers, and followers of the Wiccan religion.

No Single Definition

There is no single accepted definition of a Black Moon. The term has been commonly used to refer to any of the following phenomena associated with the New Moon:

  • Second New Moon in the same month: These Black Moons are the most common ones, and they occur about once every 29 months. Because of time zone differences, the month they happen in can vary, like the Black Moon in July 2019 (US) or August 2019 (UK).
  • Third New Moon in a season of four New Moons: These Black Moons are a little rarer, and occur about once every 33 months. We divide a year into four seasons – spring, summer, fall (autumn), and winter. Usually, each season has three months and three New Moons. When a season has four New Moons, the third New Moon is called a Black Moon. This is the exact counterpart to the original definition of a Blue Moon, except that Blue Moons are Full Moons.
  • No New Moon in February: About once every 19 years, there is no New Moon in February. This can only happen in February, as this is the only month which is shorter than a lunar month (lunation). When this occurs, both January and March have two New Moons, instead of just one, which is the norm.The next Black Moon by this definition will occur in 2033, while the last one was in 2014. Because of time zone differences, these Black Moons may not happen all over the world. For instance, there is a Black Moon in the most western parts of the US in February 2022, but not in Europe or Australia.
  • No Full Moon in February: About once every 19 years, February does not have a Full Moon. Instead, there are two Full Moons in January and March, also known as a double Blue Moon.The next Black Moon by this definition will occur in 2037, while the last one was in 2018. Because of time zone differences, these Black Moons may not happen all over the world.

Invisible New Moon

New Moon is the Moon phase we cannot see at all from Earth, as only the far side of the Moon is illuminated.

However, 2–5 times a year, the New Moon comes between Earth and the Sun, causing a solar eclipse. The New Moon, or at least a part of it, is then visible as a silhouette in front of the Sun.

Significant in Pagan Culture

Black Moons hold special significance to people who practice certain forms of Pagan religions and who believe certain actions become more potent when performed on the night of a Black Moon.

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DADA 101 – Defense Against the Dark Arts

by Andrew Foss

It Started with Astrology

Through Oracle Report we have been reporting about the affects of astrology on our daily lives. This primarily includes planetary geometry as well as a faithful following of the lunar cycles and the Sabian Symbols for each degree of the zodiac. In so doing, we have touched upon so many features that can affect us all in the course of time.

I personally like the analogy of surfing to tell the story about the affects of Astrology. You paddle out to surf in the ocean, and you are facing many different aspects. There are tides, and swells, currents and water temperatures. Consider also wind or rain or even animals or plants that may be in the water with you. And then also remember that you can choose a different beach.

Each of these can affect your ability to surf the wave. They can be the difference between washed out dregs, and amazing ride, or getting drilled by shore break. Your knowledge of the elements and how to face them can make the difference.

The analogy works so well because it is the same with the aspects studied in astrology. It is so much more than your daily horoscope or modelling your personality around your birth sign. The aspects work like the tides – subtly influencing your life and the world around you. You can sped a lifetime paying attention to the aspects and still learn more every day.

My own personal journey with astrology began after talking with a friend of mine about Mercury Retrograde. Up until about 2010, though I knew about planetary retrogrades from an Astronomy class I took in college, I was unaware of the potential affects.hearing about issues with communications, travel and specifically contracts hit home with me pretty hard. At the time I had been on a pretty intense job search. I was getting through a Retrograde where I have a lot of very promising job potentials which magically fell apart during the Retrograde.

Though I could not say that it was definitely caused by Mercury Retrograde at the time, I thought it was very interesting. And watching over the next couple years where similar things would occur made me really pay attention to these times. For me, paying attention has been the difference.

Consider What Else Might be Out There

While astrology is the cornerstone of our work, there are many things out there that we have touched upon that go beyond the realm of astrological aspects.

Some of it is other people. Powerful people. Rich people. Secret societies. These are examples of people who have learned about secrets. About energies. And through their understanding of Astrology have taken advantage ofthe energies to further their own plans.

But it may not just be people. What other realms are out there that we are not able to perceive? Is it spiritual? Dimensional? We have talks at length about Archontic energies. How might this affect us.

Where in the Woo Woo?

This introduction is not meant to go deeply into any of these topics (just a little intro) But it offers a glimpse of things that may be out there. And then ask you how far down the rabbit hole you might like to come with me.

We have been considering creating a sort of master class of individuals who are interested in finding out more about the world around us – especially the part of the world around us we have been trained not to look at. Call them the dark corners and crevices.

The Mainstream has done its level best to hide them and distract from them. All the while they are often hoarding and coveting this information for themselves.

Despite their best efforts, some of it has gotten out. I hope to shed some light on it. Open people’s eyes and then open some doors as well.

It’s a Mystery – Like a School

What does it take to join? Very little for now. Just the willingness to read and a request that you share your own experiences when asked.

I will be starting this trek under the filter of Harry Potter. I love the Harry Potter series for many reasons. For most, it is just a fictional story about a boy who just happens to be a wizard. Whether intentionally or not, the stories then reveal so much more that a cute little story about good vs evil.

There are secrets in his world. Monstrous secrets. Some of them amazing. Some of them sinister. Other’s seemingly benign.

We will range all over. Often returning to Hogwarts. Sometimes visiting other starry realms, but usually relating them right back here to our own lives here in Gaia’s garden.

 

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Cycles within Cycles within Cycles within Calendars?

I have always had trouble finding just the right calendar to track the days, weeks months, years, what have you. Our lives revolve around the passing of days. And the days turn into weeks and months and years. It makes you think pretty hard about how these cycles came into being.

I especially think about calendars when the ones you buy every year around Christmas (secret be known I always shop for calendars the week after Christmas. All the calendars are about 1/2 price.) And while we like to follow the the progression of days, the standard calendar may not (who am I kidding, it doesn’t) describe everything that is happening.

What we find is that there are so many different ways of categorizing and counting the passage of time that settling on a single one may not cut it. So for now, we will start by discussing the passage of time itself and how we do it.

Natural Cycles

Actually, before getting into the nuts and bolts of calendars, we might consider how the natural world around us works. Time for us is a mechanical thing. Life here on Earth is made possible by a series of fortunate events that makes time very regular. In fact, you can set your watch by it (haha).

The Earth rotates on its axis. We count this rotation as a day – broken up in hours, minutes and seconds. It is a 24 hour day, with 60 minutes per hour and 60 seconds per minute.

The Earth revolves around the sun. This trip takes 365.25 days to complete. Along this trip, due to the tilt of the earth relative to the sun, we experience seasons. These are caused by the amount of sun visible to any one point on the earth. These quarters are categorized as the Seasons of the year (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter)

The illustration shows how at the extremes (Summer and Winter solstices) the difference in number of hours of light in the day. I just googled the difference for Pennsylvania – which they say is 5 hours and 41 minutes.  At the Spring and Summer equinoxes, the number of hours per day are equal (12 hours light and 12 hours dark). So if you split the 5 hours and 41 minutes in half, it says we have 2 hours and 51 and a half minutes more daylight in summer (about 14 hours and 51.5 minutes) and in winter it is 9 hours and 49 minutes.

In addition to the Rotation and Revolution cycles, we also are affected by other heavenly bodies in our solar system. Chief among them is them is the Moon. Counting its revolutions in terms of days here on Earth is a little more complicated. The moon revolves around the earth once every 27.32 days, or one sidereal month. This is if you count it in relation to the stars (or 360 degrees of a circle). When counted in relation to the Sun, it is every 29.53 days (or about 27 degrees more).  Why is this important? In a lunar calendar, the count of days begins at the new moon – when the moon is conjunct the sun and ends when the Moon is new again.

And while we are talking about the moon, it also presents another direct affect upon the world. And that is the tides. As we rotate on earth around its access, the moon exerts a gravitational force upon the side of the earth facing it. It pulls against the planet causing it to bulge – enough that the water on the planet will shift – causing tides.

In addition, the earth is affected by the other planets in our solar system, including Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (I count Pluto even though NASA has decided not to). The affects of these planets on our life here is largely part of the study of Astrology. Mainstream science counts these as a constant and tends to ignore them. I like to hope that all of these scientists may enjoy a particularly intense Mercury Retrograde 3 times a year. One day they will figure it out.

So to sum up, the Natural Cycles include:

Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days, Seasons, Years, Lunar months

Man Made Cycles

While Natural cycles describe aspects of nature and their affects upon our lives, Man Made Cycles are those we have imposed upon ourselves. The best description would be Calendars. We have days, but the calendar organizes them into weeks and months and weekends.We have holidays and observances that are marked at specific times of the year or specific days. Like Christmas is on December 25th. At least in the Western World. In the Eastern Orthodox world it is January 7th.

Where much gets confusing with these observances is that they occurred before the modern Gregorian Calendar was created. At the time, they were following any number of lunar calendars. And when the date of something becomes dependent upon the New Moon or the Full Moon during a certain cycle, the specific date will vary.

Examples would be the Hebrew Calendar, Islamic Calendar,  Indian/Hindu Calendar and Korean Calendar. I confirmed the existence of each of these with contacts on Facebook. They also noted that the use of these lunar calendars is primarily in determining the dates for religious holidays. In the case of Israel, it can be especially complicated due to laws forbidding work on the Sabbath. In these cases, many businesses employ muslims to stay open. But then they must pay attention to the Islamic Calendar to be sure that there are not additional conflicts on these dates.

And the Eastern Lunar calendars are nothing in comparison to the mesoamerican calendars (Think the Mayan Calendar and the Aztec Calendar) as far as being complicated.

For work in Astrology, I have spent a lot of time following lunar calendars. I have yet to find a printed calendar that was easy to follow. There is the Gregorian Date, the zodiac sign, the lunar aspect as well as aspects to all the planets. I have had the most luck with the the Almanac, which lists a lot of random information.

But the point is that there are many cycles that we follow. From the point of view of this backyard gardener, the important days involve planting and harvesting.

In researching Calendars, I got caught pretty deep in a rabbit hole. Definitely I will need to write more on this subject.

 

 

 

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Happy Monday! April 30, 2018

Happy Monday! Ask yourself what makes you come alive. Then go and do that. Have a great week!

Full Moon Phase: clarity, illumination, inspiration

Moon in Scorpio

Sun: 11 Taurus – “a woman sprinkling flowers”

Earth: 11 Scorpio – “a drowning man being rescued”

Tzolkin: 10 Owl

Skill: know there is light at the end of every darkness; ask for help if needed

True Alignments: retreating or taking a break when necessary, spreading love/good attitude, taking action when called upon, learning, fairness, random acts of kindness

Catalysts for Change: uncompromising, demanding, loose cannons, victimology, heavy hearted, turning one’s back

Emissary of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Chinnamasta (She Who Expands the Mind)

Emissary of the Aeon Thelete (Will): Ian (He of the East)

One of the many intents of sharing this blog is to have a daily update. The goal of the daily update is to note special aspects that have the potential of affecting each day – and specifically how it might affect gardening.

ORACLE REPORT: At least in the short term, I will start by using the aspects from The Oracle Report. These are aspects that I have been personally tracking for years and have been paying attention to the affects.

ALMANAC: I will also report information and advice that can be gleaned from the Farmer’s Almanac . Oddly enough, there is a fair amount of crossover with Oracle Report.

LUNAR ASPECTS: While we have talked about lunar aspects within Oracle Report, I plan to do some deep diving here.

And anything else that strikes my fancy. 

We are under the energy of a Full Moon today, and have been since 8:58PM Sunday the 29th. I snapped a picture of it that I posted in my previous post about the Moon (CLICK HERE TO READ IT). Most people misunderstand the influence and meaning of a Full Moon phase.

When tracking the lunar phases, we begin when the Moon is New (which was about 2 weeks ago – April 15th). The Full Moon offers the full expression of the energy that began at the New moon. This is described by the Sabian Symbol at that degree – 27 Aries “through imagination, a lost opportunity is regained”. The New Moon users in the energy. The Full moon sees it at its complete expression. It is a time when you reach clarity about it. In my case, this speaks a lot about my garden and my blog. I have been rebuilding my garden this year. And I am now at a point where I am moving forward with it. And I feel good about it.

Also note in the diagram that we on Earth are now in between the 2 strongest forces in our solar system – The Sun and the Moon. I will talk more at length about the Full Moon. But as you see here, we are under great strains and gravitational pulls between them. This can explain a lot. Like why things get a little crazy. People get a little spun out. Accidents happen. Emergency rooms fill up.

Pay attention to how you feel and how you react during the full moon phase. It is an aspect that I consider to be fun.