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Tuesday August 18, 2020

Tuesday August 18, 2020

– Balsamic Moon Phase – release, transform, healing, forgiveness, prepare for the new

– New Moon Phase @ 10:41 PM – begin, initiate, wish, project, set an intention

– Moon in Leo

– Sun in Leo 

– Mars is Trine the Sun and Mercury through the 20th

– Mars Conjunct the Eris Point – 21 Degrees Aries

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

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – August 18th – Cut Firewood, Mow to Increase Growth, Dig Holes, Paint, Get Married, Buy a Home, Entertain Friends, Host a Party, Travel for Pleasure, Kill Plant Pests

– Gardening tips  (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –  August 17th – 20th – Best for killing weeds, briars, poison ivy, and other plant pests. Clear wood lots and fencerows.

– 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:  27 LEO: Daybreak — the luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky

EARTH:  27 AQUARIUS: An ancient pottery bowl filled with violets

New Moon – August 18, 2020 @ 10:41 PM

We come to the end of the Second Cancer Lunar phase of 2020. This evening will see the New Moon phase in Leo. I am including both the Astrology Chart for this morning at 7:00 AM EST as well as the New Moon Chart at 10:41 PM this evening for comparison purposes.

The Sabian Symbol for today and for this Lunar Month at 27 Leo is “Daybreak — the luminescence of dawn in the Eastern Sky.”

“The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose above the mountains. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.”

I mentioned before that I finished The Wheel of Time book series. The quote above sums up a lot about the series, as each of the 14 books start with some version of this. So let’s start the Leo New Moon phase with it!

So for me, I am beginning a few things.

A Diet – of Sorts.

If you have been following me for long, each year I go on a cleanse diet. I’ve done it for the past about 4 years. It is not specifically for losing weight, though each time I have done it I have lost between 10 and 20 lbs.

What I have followed is a 30 Day Reset. It is an extreme diet that takes lots of work. You must cut out ALL processed food and ALL processed sugar. What I am following is “Eat Well – 12 Habits of Success”

Each day they post a video with a Success habit to follow that will lead you toward better health. I saw the opening post and decided to follow it yesterday.  Today was the second Day, so I will list them here so far:
Eat Well – Habit 1 – Log your food
Why log your food?
  • Greater awareness of how often, what and how much you eat
  • Ability to know what foods nourish you, satisfy you or weight you down
  • A basis to ask questions, experiment and get feedback on our coaching calls
  • We find people start to eat more appropriate amounts for their needs, even just through logging
Have you logged your food before?
Did you like it, love it, or hate it?
Its a pretty good idea if you ask me. i started yesterday, using the friendly downloadable log sheet (Its like coloring pages for grown ups). And I have to say, it was super effective.
Every time I went to eat something – chips, a piece of candy, soda – I stopped myself and asked if I really wanted it. If I really needed it.
Eat Well – Habit 2 – Lead with Protein
It basically says that every meal should start with 20 grams of protein. Meat, Cheese, Nuts, Legumes. Protein is filling and it sets the building blocks toward better nutrition utilization.
If you are interested in this, you can find theis group on Facebook at:
I will let you know how it goes.

Harry Potter – Defense Against the Dark Arts

As I mentioned the other day, i have started reading the Harry Potter Series. Monday morning I finished the Sorcerers Stone and I am now moving along through the Chamber of Secrets. I love the speed of reading YA books. Especially the first few Harry Potter Books. These were rolling far before the movies began. And while reading it, your mind’s eye still sees the characters as cartoony. But that doesn’t stop the fun.
I think that the Daybreak “luminescence” theme for the month speaks perfectly to the idea of talking about and finding ways of defending ourselves against the darkness that we see around us every day.  And the Ancient Pottery Bowl speaks of a rich and vibrant past – filled with ancient secrets. The Mystery Schools taught this information. Until they were forced underground. Or out of existence.
Stay Tuned!
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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.