Thursday July 1, 2021
– 3rd Quarter Moon Phase @5:10 PM –realign, revise, reorient, surrender, complete
– Moon in Aries
– Retrograde Planets – Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune
– Planetary Alignments – Sun-Mercury-Jupiter
– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – July 1st – 2nd –Cut Hair to Slow Growth, Quit Smoking, Start Diet to Lose Weight, Perform Demolition, Wash Wooden Floors, Kill Plant Pests, Harvest, Mow to Slow Growth, Pick Apples and Pears
– Planting Calendar (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – July 1st – 2nd – A barren period.
– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): Dhumavati, Goddess Who Winnows and Sorts
– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe is Coming with the Solstice – God of the South
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New Moon in Gemini: “A cafeteria with an abundance of choices” (& “In winter people cutting ice from a frozen pond for summer use”)
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: –“A Woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable but veiled load”
10 CANCER: A large diamond in the first stages of the cutting process
10 CAPRICORN: an albatross feeding from the hand of a sailor
11 CANCER: A clown caricaturing well known personalities
11 CAPRICORN: Pheasants display their brilliant colors on a private estate
The Farmer’s Almanac – Monthly Information
For my part, the most important information offered by the Farmer’s Almanac is the monthly information. On the one hand, it follows the Archonically inspired Gregorian Calendar months. On the other hand, they do a pretty clear job of outlining many other cycles that are affecting us and are relevant for farmers and people whose lives are tied to the passing seasons.
First there is the Sky Watch Calendar
For the original Farmer’s Almanac, everything is calculated for Eastern Standard Time, as the information is designed for Boston, MA. If you look at the top of the chart, you can get the same information for your specific zip code. Of course you gotta buy it special order and it cost $3.95. But it is specific.
Some of the information is self explanatory. Day of the Year. Day of the Week. Sun Rises. Sun Sets. Then it starts to get a little funky. All of it makes sense if you have the key (which I do). And the question is, “How would you use it?”
Each month, I mark up a calendar that I keep with a lot of different information. Some of it Astrology. Some important personal dates. Then there are astronomical events (planetary conjunctions and the like). I specifically follow the lunare phases. So I mark all the changes and the voids. And of course the Retrogrades.
I have yet to find the perfect calendar. So I make it myself.
The Right Hand Calendar Page
The real fun of the Farmer’s Almanac is in studying the Right-Hand page. I say its it real fun because this is where the historical aspects of the Farmer’s Almanac come to life.
There is poetry and colloquial events as well as the tides and conjunctions. I have been reading it for the last year ans still have to look at the key to read half of it.
So for today, It is Canada Day. Hooray I think. If not for multiple meme’s on Facebook and this notification, i would not have known about Canada Day. US Lamestream news? Bupkis!
Pretty much all of the information in these charts is detailed elsewhere in the Almanac. This makes it a very handy book to have around. Especially for planting.
I have been noting the Planting Calendar and Best Days for years. Of course some of it is overly nostalgic (slaughter days and cutting hair for growth). But there is usually a story behind them.
As I said Yesterday . . .
The Old Farmer’s Almanac of course has a website www.almanac.com. I have always referenced www.farmersalmanac.com in my daily reports for the Best Days and Planting Calendars. But let’s face it. These won’t be worth much when . . . well you know it. So go out and buy the book.