Brew an Chéad Lá: The Wild Week Ahead January 20, 2019

/ Sunday, January 20, 2019

Brew an Chéad Lá- First Day Brew. Time to gear up for the week ahead!

We have a full moon lunar eclipse in the late night/wee hours of the morning time.

Times (EST):
Prenumbral eclipse begins: 9:36p

Partial eclipse begins: 10:33p

Full eclipse begins: 11:41p

Maximum eclipse: 12:12a

Full Moon: 12:17a

Full eclipse ends: 12:43a

Partial eclipse ends: 1:50a

Prenumbral eclipse ends: 2:48a

*Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2019-january-21




This Week's Totem: The Stag


"I am a stag: of seven tines" ~Song of Amergin 



The stag, particularly in Celtic mythology, was a symbol of the wild god, strength, courage, fortitude, heroism and confidence. In many of the Irish heroic tales, the white stag was a message from the Otherworld, and a sign of victory. Antlers are a solar symbol, and with the return of the Sun at the Winter solstice, the stag is  prominent.

Stag is the representative of high virtue and nobility of cause. If you wish to start something new, Stag can lend you his vision, fortitude, and stamina to keep going to see it through. Be warned: the Stag does not suffer fools, nor those who are not filled with integrity. Approach him with pride in your birthright, and with honor, always. It will be an unforgettable, rewarding experience.



Weekly Magic Guides
These will still be posted each day on the Wildly, Witch Facebook page, but some of you like more planning time.
























Mo sheacht mbeannacht ort!

(My seven blessings upon you!)

Wildly,
Witch

Brew an Chéad Lá- First Day Brew. Time to gear up for the week ahead!

We have a full moon lunar eclipse in the late night/wee hours of the morning time.

Times (EST):
Prenumbral eclipse begins: 9:36p

Partial eclipse begins: 10:33p

Full eclipse begins: 11:41p

Maximum eclipse: 12:12a

Full Moon: 12:17a

Full eclipse ends: 12:43a

Partial eclipse ends: 1:50a

Prenumbral eclipse ends: 2:48a

*Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2019-january-21




This Week's Totem: The Stag


"I am a stag: of seven tines" ~Song of Amergin 



The stag, particularly in Celtic mythology, was a symbol of the wild god, strength, courage, fortitude, heroism and confidence. In many of the Irish heroic tales, the white stag was a message from the Otherworld, and a sign of victory. Antlers are a solar symbol, and with the return of the Sun at the Winter solstice, the stag is  prominent.

Stag is the representative of high virtue and nobility of cause. If you wish to start something new, Stag can lend you his vision, fortitude, and stamina to keep going to see it through. Be warned: the Stag does not suffer fools, nor those who are not filled with integrity. Approach him with pride in your birthright, and with honor, always. It will be an unforgettable, rewarding experience.



Weekly Magic Guides
These will still be posted each day on the Wildly, Witch Facebook page, but some of you like more planning time.
























Mo sheacht mbeannacht ort!

(My seven blessings upon you!)

Wildly,
Witch
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It's time for Tarot Tuesday's Big Reveal. If you haven't done so, please go to the Wildly, Witch Facebook Page and follow the directions. If you've already performed the exercise, let's take a look at today's card.

The deck is The 78 Tarot Carnival.



Description:
"The 78 Tarot Carnival is the third collaborative deck produced by global art project, The 78 Tarot Project. This deck is a wonderful, wild trip to the circus with and has cards created by 78 different artists all over the global! It includes cards created by Jasmine Beckett-Griffith, Selena Fenech, Merridith Dillman, Larry Elmore and Paulina Cassidy. Created by Assorted Tarot Deck - 81 Cards - Self Published, larger sized cards approx. 6 x 3 1/2" Really stunning!"

Today's Card: The 9 of Pentacles



 When the Nine of Pentacles appears in a Tarot reading, do not be scared to splurge, indulge or pamper yourself, especially as a reward for all of your hard work. Treat yourself to a special occasion or a personal gift to celebrate your journey here. You have already achieved so much, and while you may not be at the finish line just yet, this is your opportunity to acknowledge your achievements, and re-energize yourself for the final phase.

The Nine of Pentacles also speaks of financial independence. The woman in this card has created a luxurious lifestyle by her own actions and efforts. She encourages you to do the same – to create abundance and independence so that you can take care of yourself in the long-term. Invest wisely and seek financial advice to make the most of your wealth. Don’t rely on others to support you; this Nine is an independent woman.

While the suit of Pentacles typically focuses on material wealth and gain, this card also suggests that you are in harmony with the environment around you. You appreciate the beauty and abundance found in nature, and you can harness this high-vibe energy to bring pleasure into your life. You may enjoy gardening or floristry, or you may just like to pass your time in the beauty of nature with picnics or walks in the park.

Key words: Independence, success, financial stability/security, profit, prosperity, wealth, property, abundance,  rewards through hard work, collecting on investments, thriving business, status, freedom, wisdom, maturity, indulgence, contentment, self-discipline/ control/ reliance, sophistication, elegance, grace, beauty, pregnancy, birth, menopause, mature or independent woman, retirement, taking it easy.


How did you do? Come on back to the Facebook page, and leave a comment. Let me know how I can best support you!

Brew an Chéad Lá- First Day Brew. Time to gear up for the week ahead! 

We're in the waxing gibbous phase of the moon all week, culminating in a full moon just after midnight on Monday morning (January 21).  Those who have a strong connection to moon energies will begin having trouble sleeping starting around Thursday.

The moon will be in Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, and Leo this week.







This Week's Totem: Otter






Key words: Femininity, Joy, Playfulness


Otter is one of the most powerful totems to carry. According to National Geographic, 
"otters swim by propelling themselves with their tails and flexing their long bodies. They also have webbed feet, water repellent fur to keep them dry and warm, and nostrils and ears that close in the water. They remain active in winter, using ice holes to surface and breathe. They can hold their breath underwater for some eight minutes."

Sociologist and animal behaviorists agree that socialization is a key to brain development and intelligence. Otters have this in spades. 
"River otters are renowned for their sense of play. Otter play mostly consists of wrestling with con-specifics. Chasing is also a common game. River otters rely upon play to learn survival skills such as fighting and hunting." ~Smith College Biology Dept.

Those who carry an otter totem are some of the most fun people to be around. They never lose their sense of childlike wonder and play. They know when to laugh at themselves and when to use their antics to cheer up another. In many indigenous North American cultures, otter was seen as the ultimate feminine creature, and one to which both men and women should aspire for her nurturing, playful spirit that lives without jealousy.

Otter (Dobhran- which means water dog in Gaelic) in Celtic culture was also seen as a playful, go-with-the-flow creature with a strong sense of fun.

Otter's message is to remember the wonder of the world and your connection to nature. Don't take everything so seriously and lighten up this week. Have fun, go outside. Take a hike in the woods, build a fort out of twigs and fallen branches, skip rocks, climb a tree.. be a child again- go ahead. You have permission. PLAY!

Here is a poem from one of my favorites, Seamus Heaney- Irish poet and playwright, and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. 


The Otter By Seamus Heaney from Stephen Mooney on Vimeo.



Weekly Magic Guides

These will still be posted each day on the Wildly, Witch Facebook page, but some of you like more planning time.























Mo sheacht mbeannacht ort!
(My seven blessings upon you!)

Wildly,
Witch




Last week, we started something new. I warned you all that it would get more challenging in 2019, and it didn't phase most of you. You were ready for it, and I'm so proud of you!

If you haven't done so, please go to the Wildly, Witch Facebook Page and  follow the instructions. Once you've written down your thoughts, come back and check this out. If you've done that, then let's get to it!

This week's Tarot Deck is the Shadowscapes Tarot By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law (artist) and Barbara Moore.
Amazon

Amazon description: 
"Find your inspiration as you leap into a fantastical world of floating mermaids and dancing fairies with this mystical deck based on the Rider-Waite system.

Stephanie Pui-Mun Law's exquisite watercolor artwork blends Asian, Celtic, and fantasy themes inspired by fairy tales, myths, and folklore from cultures worldwide. Also included with this enchanting tarot deck is a pocket-sized booklet with snapshot interpretations of the cards' symbolic meanings by the artist and unique spreads by award-winning tarot expert Barbara Moore."

Now, let's see our card:


The Ten of Cups




The Suit of Cups Tarot cards deal with the emotional level of consciousness and are associated with love, feelings, relationships and connections.

The Suit of Cups is associated with the element of water. Water is fluid, agile and ‘in flow’ but it’s also very powerful and formative. It can be soft and gentle, like waves lapping against the sandy shore, or it can be powerful and even forceful, like a raging river.

The element of water is symbolic of fluidity, feelings and emotions, intuition, relationships, healing, and cleansing. It is a feminine element and reflects the subtle power that often resides within women. It is receptive, adaptable,purifying and flowing.

In a deck of playing cards, Cups corresponds to Hearts


The number 10, is about the completion of a cycle, and renewal.


In general the 10 of Cups speaks of a happy family life, even if you are single, and to a general well being that goes beyond you yourself. It includes those that you are most concerned about - parents, siblings, children, etc. Being spiritually fulfilled is also part of the picture here. This is a welcome card to see; regardless of the question.

When the Ten of Cups pops up in a Tarot reading, you have a sense of wholeness, completion, and alignment, in your relationships with others. You are experiencing an idyllic state of peace, harmony, and love where your dreams and wishes have come true. Take a moment to step back and appreciate everything you accomplished. You created a life of connection and bliss by following your heart and trusting your intuition.

In the present position, this card represents a recent breakthrough. You may be in love at the moment of the reading or falling in love with someone. This card carries emotional impact, so there is some wonderful sentiment permeating your life and your world at present. The Tarot reading confirms that you should be enjoying yourself thoroughly.

Key words: Happiness, family,  happy families, reunions, homecomings, family gatherings, marriage, long term relationships, stability, security, harmony, abundance, domestic bliss, happy ever after, caring, children, fun, play, creativity, soulmates, fate, destiny, good luck, blessings,  well-being, fulfillment.



How did you do? If you didn't get any impressions, did the card you chose help you answer a question? Come back to the Facebook page, and let me know your thoughts. How else can I help you?

Brew an Chéad Lá- First Day Brew. Time to gear up for the week ahead! 

We're in a waxing crescent phase of the moon all week, which means it's time for us to gather our resources before we take action on our new moon goals. Anything you do during a waxing phase toward strengthening the physical body will have extra oomph to it, so take advantage of this time.The moon will be in the signs of Aquarius, Pisces, and Aries this week, as well. We have no planets in retrograde!


Quote of the Week


"To be wild is to be liberated, cyclical, and emotionally intelligent. The wild will never sin against itself, and that means you will find you cannot go back to an older, smaller version of you." - Danielle Dulsky



This Week's Tarot Card: The Queen of Swords


Looking for this artist to attribute. If you know him/her, please message me!

The Queen of Swords combines the mental clarity and intellectual power of the suit of Swords with the maturity and receptiveness of the Queen. This is a  good week for using our intellect, and unbiased judgment, while remaining flexible, and open to input from a variety of sources.  Lead from the head, and not the heart this week. Seek out the truth, and filter out what is fact from fiction.

You may feel that it's time to "tell it like it is." You'll have quick-thinking abilities this week, be highly perceptive, and be able to get straight to the point. Your opinion will be respected, and you may find others seeking out your advice.



Fox Totem


Key words: Cunning, strategy, quick-thinking, adaptability, cleverness, and wisdom

In China, fox animal symbolism revolved around the afterlife. Lore has it that a fox sighting was thought to be a signal from the spirits of the deceased.

Fox animal symbolism takes a turn of intelligence in the Celtic realm, as the Celts believed the fox to be a guide, and was honored for its wisdom. The Celts understood the fox knows the woods intimately, and they would rely upon the fox as their guide in the spirit world.

In Japan, the fox was considered one of the rain spirits, and a messenger of Inari the rice god. Here the fox also symbolizes longevity and protection from evil.

In Native American lore, fox animal symbolism deals with several interpretations, depending on the nation’s culture. One perspective observes the fox as a wise and noble messenger. The other views the fox as a trickster playing pranks, or worse - luring one to demise. The third  views fox as the ultimate camouflager; teaching you how to remain hidden when you wish to do so.


Fox's message is to employ strategy, lay-of-the-land, quick reflexes, and intuition to whatever you are hunting. Whether your prey is physical, metaphysical, emotional or mental, fox can help you capture that which you seek. Fox likes to be hidden, not make waves, adapt to his/her surroundings; and Fox encourages you to do the same this week. Look for subtle ways to target and acquire your goals. 

Check out: 15 Fascinating Facts about Foxes




Weekly Magic Guides:


These will still be posted each day on the Wildly, Witch Facebook page, but some of you like more planning time.
















Mo sheacht mbeannacht ort!
(My seven blessings upon you!)

Wildly,
Witch
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