Astro Magickal

03/08/2016 03:37 PM
Pisces eclipse – Follow your imagination, and let your heart run wild
Follow your imagination, and let your heart run wild. Quite your mind, and let your soul speak. This moon is not about structure or direction. It is about growth and transformation, in the gloriously undefined manner that can only mean Pisces energy is in the air. No one said everything has to make sense all […]

10/31/2015 05:11 AM
Samhain vs Halloween
Many people think of Halloween as the Witches’ holiday. It is certainly evolved from our holiday, and it shares some themes. But I don’t consider them one in the same. Not at all. Halloween is a fun holiday for kids, even grownup kids. It’s harmless, it’s lighthearted, and its symbols are largely meaningless to the […]

10/30/2015 05:00 PM
Lessons from an Autumn Garden
Samhain Reflections Here in Northern California, the weather is just turning cold as October leaves us and November arrives. Nearly every year I have a vegetable garden, and this is the time of year it begins fading. The plants are yellowing and straggly. They bear the weight of a few oversized fruits that were missed […]

04/17/2015 10:17 PM
Aries New Moon – Light a fire
Aries is known as the sign of the warrior, quick to act and quick to react. That gives today’s New Moon an edgy feeling of restlessness and spontaneity. While it’s always wise to look before you leap, Aries doesn’t always give much time for that and you might need to answer quickly if opportunity comes […]

12/05/2014 06:00 AM
By the Light (and Dark) of the Moon pt. 1
Lovely Luna, bright and bold, glowing with the power of old… She is called by many names, worshiped in many ways. Few would argue that, whatever name you give her, the Moon is the guiding light of Witches and Pagans. She fascinates and enchants; guides and empowers. We plan our spells and plant our gardens […]

11/22/2014 12:11 PM
The nature of new beginnings and New Moon
New Moon is the time for new ideas, directions, projects, and perspectives. People often time things to begin on New Moon for maximum cosmic momentum, but today doesn’t have to be a “launch date.” The seed of a new cycle is just beginning to sprout. Inspiration, enthusiasm, synchronicity, and intuition are just as important as […]

10/28/2014 02:30 PM
When do you celebrate Samhain?
  It is easy to determine the date of some holidays, as they are printed on virtually every calendar. Witches don’t have it so easy. After all, how many calendars (with the exception of Wiccan ones) list Beltane? Even holidays that coincide with equinoxes can be tricky, because the calendar typically lists the first FULL […]

05/16/2013 04:00 AM
Full moon Friday
Eclipses, feared by some and beloved by others, are known as harbingers of change. Friday’s Full Moon is no exception. In fact, the winds of change may be blowing a bit harder than usual. The Moon will be in Sagittarius, facing off against a powerful Gemini Sun. These are both mutable signs, the most changeable […]

01/02/2013 06:45 AM
Healthy Moon, happy heart
Many astrologers will tell you that a healthy moon is the key to happiness. Why? Your Moon, that is the position of the Moon in your birth chart, is your emotional hub. Healthy relationships start with healthy hearts. It can be easy to reason away negative emotions, at least in your mind. The problems is […]

10/15/2012 11:36 PM
What’s in a name?
Although some Pagans and Wiccans call Samhain by the name “Halloween” I think of them as two different holidays. Halloween falls on the last day of October. It is a fun and festive holiday for children of all faiths. Samhain is a deeply spiritual holiday, and a powerful moment in time. It falls exactly halfway […]