I hope you have a much better 2012, than 2011!
Not fun news for New Year’s, but it looks like KC is really gone. Tempus’ comment says it all, “I feel cheated. I wanted to get to know him better. I *liked* him!” We spent all day yesterday waiting to find out, then the news came mid-evening….
It’s a new year, new problems, but always new hope!
There were no students yesterday for the workshops, so we spent the day yesterday working with customers and continuing with inventory. Late in the day we emptied the rock tumblers. The small one has all but two crystals ready for the final polish. The big tumbler has only two ready to go on to the next polish. Wow… that’s almost 4 weeks for that set of crystals.
Our New Year’s was pretty quiet. We had the “Ultimate Fireplace” video going, hot buttered rum, champagne at midnight and a lot of talking, not only about political gripes, but memories and hopes and goals for the New Year.
Today is going to be a slow day with a lot of talking and a lot of rest. We need it.
The shop is closed through Wednesday. We’ll be closed again for New Year’s Day through next Wednesday, but then go back to Winter Hours, 11am-5pm Thursday through Monday.
Love & Light,
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Waxing Crescent Moon sets at about 12:45. Magicks: Waxing Gibbous Moon - From seven to fourteen days after the new moon. For spells that need concentrated work over a ¼ moon cycle this is the best time for constructive workings. Aim to do the last working on the day of the Full moon, before the turn.
Waxing Moon Magick - The waxing moon is for constructive magick, such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or healthy, protection, divination. Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healings for serious conditions, can be done now. Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams.
Look upper right of the Moon after dinnertime for the Great Square of Pegasus balancing on one corner. It's a little larger than your fist at arm's length.
First-quarter Moon (exact at 1:15 a.m. on this date Eastern Standard Time [iow last night…]). Jupiter is the bright "star" shining left of the Moon early this evening.
Jupiter's Great Red Spot crosses the planet's central meridian around 9:38 p.m. EST.
Celtic Tree Month of Beth Birch Dec 24 - Jan 20 Beith - (BEH),
Goddess Month of Hestia runs from 12/26 - 1/22
Runic half-month of Eoh 12/28-1/11 Represents the dead, and the yew tree, sacred to Winter shamanism. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books,
Sun in Capricorn
Moon in Aries
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