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Super Blue Blood Moon of January 2018

Posted in Astrology, Full Moon on January 31, 2018 by themagickalpen

Image: Oceanside, CA.

January 31.2018
Full Moon in Leo
8:27am (EST)
Total Lunar Eclipse

This morning’s Full Moon was the second full moon of 2018-two in January! Additionally, the red coloring f this beautiful moon was the result of a Total Lunar Eclipse.

According to the NY Times Science section…

…There’s a lot packed into that phrase “super blue blood moon.”

• A BLUE moon happens when there are two full moons within a single calendar month.

• A supermoon occurs when the moon orbits closer to planet Earth than usual. There was a supermoon on Jan. 1 to start off the year, too. That’s how we get a “SUPER blue moon.”

• Now comes the “blood part.” During a lunar eclipse, Earth passes between the moon and the sun, and the planet casts its shadow over its lunar satellite. It’s nothing like the spectacle of a total solar eclipse, but the red tinge the moon takes on is striking. And it gives us the “super blue BLOOD moon.”…

Everything aligned for this supermoon in Leo, especially since Leo is the most charismatic and attention seeking sign of the Zodiac. It’s planetary ruler is the Sun, so the blood red and huge presence in the morning sky are right in keeping with this companion luminary.

For me, inspiration flowed with the beauty of the eclipse and thoughts were not on the astrological energy behind what was witnessed….


Milky white and crystal 
Clarity of craters etched 
Into Alabaster orb.

Night sky holds
You in its grasp
Black and rich
As any fine velvet.

Moving across night sky
Readying for the great
Reveal that will bring
Silence and awe.

Red glory rises
Alabastor dipped in
Blood orange red.

Blackness deepens as
If to showcase this
Sight of changing orb.

Breathe in the beauty
Breathe in the power
Breathe in the light
Crafted from Sun and Earth.

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Welcome in the New Year with an Astrological Tarot Spread!

Posted in Astrology, The Temple of the Sun on January 1, 2018 by themagickalpen


About this spread:

With the dawning of a New Year, there are many ways to welcome this fresh start. This astrological spread is a way of accessing information that can be used throughout the year as the Sun transits from one astrological sign to the next. The emphasis is on you standing at the center of the Great Wheel as the Sun and Moon. I’ve chosen to share and use this spread as the start of the New Year, but you can begin the process or start anew at any point in time during the year.

To read more and access the spread, click here…
January 2018: A New Year’s Spread

Enjoy and many blessings with this New Year!

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