Forecast and Faery Finder by Janice Scott-Reeder and the Bitwit
Happy Full Moon and Chap Goh Meh!
From Wikipedia, Chap Goh Meh is:
Chap Goh Meh or Tzap Goh Mei (Chinese: 十五暝; pinyin: shí wǔ wěi; literally "fifteen night") represents the fifteenth and final day of the Lunar New Year period as celebrated by Chinese migrant communities. The term is from the Hokkien dialect and refers to the fifteenth day of the first month, which is the occasion of the first full moon of the New Year.
The occasion is marked by feasting and various festivities, including the consumption of tangyuan. In traditional Chinese culture, it is also celebrated as the Lantern Festival or the Shang Yuan Festival. In Southeast Asia, however, it coincides with the Chinese Valentine's Day. It is also when young unmarried women gather to toss tangerines into the sea, in a hope that their future spouse will pick it up – a custom that originated in Penang, Malaysia. In the past, this was also the only day that unmarried ladies could be seen with their partners.
According to Llewellyn’s Spell-a-Day Almanac, today’s color is Lavender and the incense is Neroli.
Today is a total lunar eclipse. Unfortunately it isn’t visible here because the sun will have risen. You might see some of it if it is cloudy enough. The lunar eclipse allows you to experience the full energies of the month as she goes from full to new and back again in a short period of time. Spells and chanting done during a lunar eclipse are many times more powerful than other times providing your altar is where the Moon beams can hit it. The Lunar Eclipse represents the Crone in her role as the Lady of Passages. Remember to honor her with a white candle, a red (green) candle and a black candle. The middle candle color varies by tradition.
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Death: transformation. This is a day of great transformation in your life. Your regular routine goes out the window. The unexpected drops on your doorstep. Don’t worry, invite it in for some coffee or tea. The changes in friends, life patterns or surroundings are for the best. Appreciate those you love and add to your ancestor altar today.
Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, the Full Moon occurs at 9:49 AM EST at 21Leo00. Although the aspects today are annoying, it is a day to let got of old hurts, habits and ways of thinking and move into the new, successful ways of abundance. It is a day when clarity above all else is sought though it is hard to find.
Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say this a day we just don’t feel very sexy. Romance rules this day.
Today’s Cat Comfort card is Up on the Catwalk. “You’re the center of attention. Strut your stuff.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for G. Hobyah. He is a goblin and as such his power is all imaginary and his realm is darkness. He is the real wolf of 3 AM Russian lore. He takes our little worries and magnifies them He is the creature that keeps children awake at night and as such, disappears when the lights come on. The only way to banish him is to turn the spot light on your fear, take it out and examine it from all angles. Then you will see how small it really it and things will go back into perspective and G. Hobyah’s job will be done.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 4 and the element is wood. The Rabbit finds conflict today but the horse is having a great day.
Today’s Message from the Universe is: “Despite Darkness and difficulties, I continue on my path with strength and courage. I persevere. Obstacles vanish one after the other and my most deep-felt wishes are now fulfilled.” Annie Marquier creating a world of peace one thought at a time.
These messages are helping so many people that I am setting each day’s card up in a psionics generator so you can tap into the energy during the day. Just think of a rainbow and the energy will come to you.
COMMENTARIES BY JANICE SCOTT-REEDER
I bought a fur rat at Target. The boys immediately found it in the bedroom, played with it most of the night and then against my better judgment, left it in the hallway. First thing today Purdy VonSweets runs in the bedroom this morning, grabs the fur rat and runs out with it. I gave chase to no avail. Finally Purrbah broadsided her knocking the fur rat out of her mouth and I managed to grab it and do the Snoopy Happy Dance. Yes, we are all crazy but the fur rat is now back in the bedroom and I am going to buy the girls one of their own.
Isis is still working on kidnapping Paganwit from his mother Probe outside the shop. I brought the - Heather don’t read this - Cat Chia Pet to the shop now that the grass is high enough. I got it last year and it still grew. It sits on the table, so if you click into the webcam, you will see it or what is left of it. Everyone had to have a bite! I guess I’d better find the bag of wheat grass seeds I bought.
Tomorrow morning I start the Adam and Eve tinctures. They help bend a person to your way or at least make them more receptive. Yes, they are made with whiskey. No, I am not drinking any. By the next New Moon they will be totally ready. If the lunar eclipse was visible here, they would be ready tomorrow. Then I have a few more things to mix after the Moon goes Full. The hour before the Full moon is for spells of increase and the hour after for spells of decrease or as some believe - before = good, after = negative. It all depends on your intent. The eclipse actually occurs at 9:38 AM at 20Leo52.