August 21 Solar Eclipse by Silver RavenWolf

21 August – Monday – Solar Eclipse (Lasts 2 hours and 42 minutes) – New Moon in Leo — Let’s get the basics on the table first, and then you can choose how you want to play this day.  The Sun in Leo trines Uranus in Aries – ease of power – double fire.  The Sun will “carry” this energy with her as she rolls into the eclipse later in the day.  To me, everything carries energy with it (for a short time) from where it has been – that’s the science.  A book carries the dust or crumbs that were on the table, a person who touches someone else carries those skin cells, the moisture from your breath touches another person’s face, etc. – this is one way that many things are connected.  It is also a reminder that all things have their flow pattern (but, that’s another discussion).  So…right away, we see added power to the eclipse event.  In other words – The Sun trine Uranus energy lit up the stadium and the sun and moon – carrying trails of fixed star glitter and wands of infinite fire, waltz


to the center of our focus with great aplomb.  Since Uranus is retrograde, the light will be a dull roar.  Mars is also trine Uranus – more power, more power, more power with very loud music.

Catchy, right?

Argh.  Don’t rain on my parade.  Moving on.

Let’s go to the next building block.


The Moon is in Leo, 1st quarter.  Beginnings.  However the “Year” is waning (we are after the Summer Solstice traveling toward Yule in Northern Hemisphere).  A happy median on energy consideration might be banishing blocks (as the sky darkens) and then push power into new beginnings as the sky begins to return to normal.

Our next two building blocks are the elements and the sign in which the Eclipse occurs.  This would be Fire and Leo – a fixed pattern of energy.  This is not a day to be undecided – pick a lane and follow it through.

Leo energy is all about strength, winning, joy, generosity, determination, good times, artistic expression, concentrated focus, loyalty, love, honor and respect.  However, if you expect these things?  You must give these things to the universe.  The flip side of this amazing Leo filter can be boastful behavior, extravagance, pushy, self-absorption, negative approval-seeking, and drama out the wahoo!  Those who cannot handle the energy of this day will sink to actions and activities that will ultimately bring misfortune to their doorstep.  And, really?  The same applies for every day – it is just that the Leonine mask makes the negative behavior more noticeable.



Let’s look at a few other, somewhat off-the-grid bits of information.  The eclipse occurs in Lunar Mansion 12 – sometimes called the Lion’s Tail – and brings prosperity to harvest energy, meaning if you work for a successful conclusion of where you will gather in money or other rewards – you have a good chance of getting what you desire.  (Agrippa – Occult Philosophy – page 369).  You can also take this literally if you like, and work for the harvest of your garden. Remember, all things are based on your intent — what you have previously set into the universe.

The Sun and Moon are also dragging along f


ixed star activity (which I mentioned earlier) – and it isn’t all royal or honorable.  To be clear, the sun moves across these points every year, and of course the moon moves over them also many times during the year – so to hold them up and say the world will explode is blowing things out of proportion.  However, the energy of these fixed stars do flavor a given pattern and sometimes…sometimes…we find secrets as they relate to a given situation.  I discovered this in horary astrology a long time ago when I added the fixed stars to astrological charts.  Fixed stars that are in play are:

Al Pherg – coupled with Uranus – movement and a break in information – an “outpouring” of energy.
Pollux – coupled with Venus – strong passions, poisonous people
Procyon – coupled with Venus – benefits from influential friends (beware of biting the hand that feeds you or the opposite)



Algenubi – coupled with Mars – determined success
Foramen – coupled with Jupiter – strength of mind and spirit, prosperity – protect your eyes
Denebola – coupled with the midheaven on the east coast
Lesath – coupled with the ascendant on the east coast – Tail of the Scorpion – if channeled correctly?  Achievement.  Otherwise, poisonous.
Ras Alhague coupled with Saturn – Called “head of the snake charmer” and is thought to rule medicine — blended with Saturn it can bring success, BUT, this combo will be active past the eclipse.
Manubrium coupled with Pluto – poised arrow of change that can be for good or ill
Vega coupled with Pluto – strong passions
Alfard, Adhafera, Al Jabbah and Regulus coupled with the Moon and Sun. – The list here is most interesting and has a lot of power with it – and to be honest, right action may be your best choice.  Feminine energy can be the boost or the bane.  What is most interesting is that the eclipse does not sit directly on most of these stars and is “just out” of that 1 degree orb (as in has passed the star) of some– which means events may already have occurred and the moon/sun combo is dragging the residue energy along.  However, the energy is heading toward Regulus – some believe to be the Watcher of the North (there is a debate) and a reservoir of success and healing.  Negatively, strong passions, a lack of self-control, and poisoning (by self or others) are attached to most of these stars.  Because the eclipse is at the midheaven (either before or after) from east to west coast in the United States?  People and things are going to topple – hard, and you will hear about it.  However – the upshot of these powerful stars?




We’ve seen the influence of these stars in the last two weeks as the threads of energy started to vibrate.  Most flagrant, of course, is the divisive histrionics of old vs new – something that changes but never changes and it depends on where the lens of the media is placed on whether or not you hear anything about it.  There is always some dumb-shit that wants to move into violence – stars or no stars.


Harmonics on this day include a Grand Trine, a Grand Cross, a stellium (actually two with one set out of sign and involving Mercury, who is retrograde at the moment and therefore will be desperately trying to internalize the energy) and a Basket. This translates into a great deal of power available, and success of what you desire a good possibility.  The Grand Cross throws a little goo in the mix – but, really, the best work is often rewarded when we rise to a challenge.



Finally– the Moon is moving “fast” – so what you desire can come to a quick conclusion.

But…what does all this mean?

Boom shak-a-la-ka!  Work for Success in the Leonine list previously given (or not – your call).  Use Fire as your main element.  Gemstones most powerful today might be the use of the Bloodstone or Quartz Crystals – Sun Stone, Red or Yellow Jasper, may also be good choices.  Herbs might include:  Sunflower, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Eyebright, Frankincense, Marigold, Bay, Rosemary, Orange Peel, Mistletoe, Ginger, and Oak.


I didn’t cover the planetary hour when the eclipse is exact because it won’t be the same for everyone.  Here, where I live, it will be the moon hour.  However, in Los Angeles, California – it will be the mars hour.


Much can be accomplished with your magick on this day.  Take the high road – set your intent – focus on that which will help yourself and others.  Even if you can’t set out a full ritual?  Sacred breath and whispered chants at the moment of the full eclipse can bring you great reward.



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Pisces New Moon Egg & Toy Spell #RavenWolf

by Silver RavenWolf
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This month’s new moon is on Sunday, 26 February at 9:58 AM EST/6:58 AM PST.  An extremely exciting new moon because the Moon and Sun meet in Pisces, combining their energy to form “the big picture” of the year ahead.  This is will and emotion working as one – something that is rather difficult for all of us on a regular basis.  A very spiritual and artistic moon, your soul will glow if you tap into the smooth, sweet, dazzling energy of Pisces.  This is also – The Toy Moon!  I call it, the Poppet Moon (no, nobody else does – I made it up – you won’t find it in any research anywhere).
I don’t know if you have ever noticed?  But…Pisces People?  This would include folks with Pisces rising, a Pisces Moon or Mars placed in Pisces.  They almost ALWAYS love toys.  And, if they don’t have toys at their fingertips?  They play with napkins, pencils, stones, whatever is available in front of them.  The controlled ones?  They play with toys in secret so you don’t know they love toys.  The type of toy can differ – some like cute little ones, others big fancy things, dolls, trains, trucks, and yes…even unmentionable toys not suited to the general audience.
Which for me, converts into magickal dolls.
Spirit Dolls.
I call it the Poppet Moon because honestly, in the magickal world the word “poppet” has more publicity mileage.
Did you know that as a kid, I didn’t like dolls?  That’s right!  Until I figured out that they could be extremely useful in the world of manipulating energy.  And then hold back!  If I could make them myself – odd, strange, unusual?  All the better!  Toys that can WORK.  I so love that.
This New Moon also has a few whammies with it.  It is a Solar Eclipse – so what you do?  This energy stir things up for at least 6 months – work wisely.  AND, the day is energized by the Moon conjoin Neptune – so what this means is that we’ve got all three The Sun, The Moon, and the Ruler of Pisces (Neptune) all playing in the same sandbox.  Someone will either tell you a whopping lie (hold onto your purse strings too) or present/birth amazing artistic, musical, etc. genius (that would be…you!)  Stay away (please, please, please) from drugs and alcohol all weekend.  I know.  Who the hell am I?
Someone that would like you to stay living.  You have work to do.  Let’s not screw it up.
Also active that day, and really, really important is Mars cojoin Uranus in Aries – so this means a wave of enormous POWER (it also means watch out for accidents and don’t do anything super stupid).  Our goal is to use this amazing energy to carry a goal or project to super success!
The spell for the Poppet Moon is super simple – actually, it was the information you just received that was more important.  You needed that base – that knowledge of what energies are available to you – to reach out and manifest what you feel you need.  Think of it this way – you are on a BIG water slide?  At the top?  And the magick is the ride down to the goal at the bottom.  You can do this!  Super simple.

You will need:
A raw egg (don’t break it).
A white candle – I used our Egg Money Beeswax Chime candle
A toy or doll that you will carry with you for the next 6 months OR that you will place in a prominent location so that you can see it every day.
Sunflower seeds
Your goal written on a piece of paper – please be specific (attach this paper to the toy).  Now, if you are afraid that someone will see what you have written – burn the paper and massage the ashes into/onto the surface of the toy.
Marker – black or colors (your choice).
A glass or bowl of blessed water.
Clear your working area with a prayer, chant, holy water, incense, etc.  Whatever you normally do is fine.  Cleanse and bless all tools.  Color the egg with the marker and set safely aside.  As you color, chant your desire, it could be very simple:  “Success comes to me easily” – whisper these words over the egg so that your breath touches the egg.  The trick is for your breath to roll from right in front of you to out beyond you.  You can draw anything on this egg — designs, pictures, words — this is YOUR spell — do as you will.
Dress your candle with magickal oil or fluid condenser (you don’t need to do this if you have my beeswax chimes) and empower your candle for success.  The candle does not have to be white – that is just the color I chose.  Light the candle.  Dip the egg in the blessed water and blow it dry as you repeat a chant like this:  “I birth success.  All my actions and thoughts are tuned to happiness, joy, and success.”  Yes, I know the colors will probably run.  That is just fine.  Pisces is, after all, all about blending – right?
Once the egg is dry, set it on top of the sunflower seeds.  As the candle burns, reaffirm your desire then seal the working with an equal-armed cross drawn in the air over the candle and the egg.  Leave the egg there until the candle burns completely.
Dip the toy in the same water, and blow it dry saying the same chant you used before.  If the toy will be ruined by immersion, then sprinkle it with the water.  Command the toy to assist you in attracting success.  Tell the toy you will reward it with something special (pizza, chocolate, a new dress, a plastic farm house – whatever) when you receive what you desire.  Tell the Universe how grateful you are that your success has come to pass.  Aye-ya!
Again, when you are finished empowering and directing the toy/doll — be sure to seal the working in the way you feel appropriate or by drawing an equal-armed cross in the air over the toy/doll.
There is only one caution – what you promise, you must do.  There is no forgetting.  No, “gee, I’m sorry.”  You say it?  You mean it.  You do it.  Magick is hugely dependent on this form of honor.
If you have other dolls or toys you would like to bless or empower?  By all means go ahead and do that now.  If not?  Then finish up your working by connecting with the world around you and spirit – that lovely, uplifting spiritual sensation.  Play music, sing, whatever!  When you are finished, thank the Gods, Nature (this place), and the moment.  “May others feel the happiness I am enjoying right now.”
Take the egg outside and throw it as hard and as far as you can, saying:  “Success comes to me easily.  As this egg breaks, so success is absolutely mine.  As nature embraces this egg, so success is absolutely mine.”  You may wish to intone these words several times, or just once – whatever it takes for you to believe it.  Scatter the sunflower seeds in the same manner.  “As I scatter these seeds, so success is absolutely mine.  As nature embraces these seeds, whether they be for food or growth, so success is absolutely mine.  Success comes to me easily!  So be it!”
Inside, throw the cold candle end in the trash (if there is any).  Carry the toy with you until your goal is reached (or place the toy in a prominent or honored place).  When you receive your request, bless the toy and keep your word.  Cleanse the toy with salt water and prayer – it can be used again.
I am grateful that you took the time to read today’s article!  Thank you so much for sharing in the energy!  Many Blessings to you!