(C) T. Georgitsis 2020
It’s that time again when resolutions are created for the year. Be it getting rid of a bad habit or introducing a good one, lists are created and promises made – which usually (if not always) fall by the wayside.
This is why I personally don’t prescribe to resolutions. However, what I like to do is set intentions of what I want to experience for the year with the focus being on what new “thing” I want to learn or immerse myself in.
Last year I had basic ideas of what I wanted to achieve and they came to various degrees of fruition due to planning, time, effort and follow through.
My focus for the year is listed below in bold, whilst my achievements are listed beneath with supporting lists, links or photographs.
Read books recommended by friends:
Support more artists creating hand-made/self-published items born from their hard work, research, study and/or imagination:
Donate and assist a charity in a different way other than monetary:
Visit somewhere I haven’t been before which has a spirit of place:
Dandenong’s Hiking Trail (new area I hadn’t explored before)
Hepburn Springs (Renovated)
Lavender Hill Farm
Complete a workshop/course which is connected to my interests, passions and causes I like to support:
Masterclass in Assertiveness
Crystal Scrying Workshop
Create something magical which feeds and inspires my practice:
Crystal Air Plant (Apophyllite/Stillbite crystals and Tillansia Aeranthos Miniata plants)
Spiritual Anointing Oil
Bitch Be Nice Wash
East Meets West Incense
Love Anointing Oil
Purification Honey Soap
New column in local (Australian) magazine:
Discover and indulge in, interesting Melbourne-centric foods and drink during catch-ups:
Prickly Pear Cafe
Axil Coffee Roasters
Hash Speciality Coffee
Second Home Eltham
Red Hill Brewery
Degraves Espresso Bar
Mork Chocolate Brew House
Auction Rooms Cafe
Hansa’s Steak & Grill Restaurant
Beach Cafe Seaford
5FIVE Bakehouse Kitchen
Pure South Dining
DOHWA Korean Restaurant
Vaporetto Bar & Eatery
Join a hobby group:
Visit limited or new art exhibitions:
Kingston Arts: Monsters and Beasts
LIFE is about experiences and the way I feel when I – create, visit or support something which inspires and uplifts me. I find its easier to get energised and complete set objectives if I find personal purpose within the task before me.
Therefore my suggestion for those wanting to set resolutions who then struggle to fulfil them, is to instead write a wish list of intentions, of things you would like to do – to feed your soul and go from there. That way there is less pressure as the focus is more pleasure in your life.
(C) Setjataset – all images and text 2020
The Lunar Eclipse is happening during the Full Moon in Cancer on Saturday January 11 at 6:21am in Melbourne, Australia.
A lunar eclipse is when during a full moon the sun and moon are in opposition, which means they they fall opposite in the Zodiac (called an opposition).
This lunar eclipse is what is termed a “penumbral” lunar eclipse which basically means the shadow of the earth bypasses the moon and therefore the shadow does not cover it. This means from our perspective will be difficult to see the moon showing signs of the eclipse. This is due to the colour of the moon being slightly lighter than the rest of the moon which isn’t obscured by the eclipse. Therefore if you do want to have a good look at the moon during this time, I suggest a telescope or high zoom binoculars/camera.
For more information on where you can see this week’s lunar eclipse, go to this link:
The Magick of the Eclipse
Eclipse magick is when the energy is amplified due to the moon energies intermingling. The Lunar Eclipse energies transition through the new and full moon phases during the eclipse, which enables the moon to cycle through the various stages of the moon and its magick.
The kind of magick you can perform during the Lunar Eclipse:
Since this eclipse is happening during a Cancer full moon things are going to culminate in huge emotional energies.
Use this time to be motivated to move things along when it comes to home-life and those which we consider family. Good time to start or contemplate a move of hearth as well as connecting to family as long as you are emotionally prepared. Best time to focus on inner emotional needs and building what is required for personal fruition. Also use this time to work on positive and productive magick as doing otherwise during this highly emotional time could be very volatile if unprepared.
Simple Eclipse Magick
Charge any of your magickal items under the eclipse, which can then be used, when there is no eclipse to bring in those energies.
Simply put out a vessel of purified water or a quartz crystal, which you want imbued with lunar eclipse energies, under the moon, whilst repeating the following:
Lunar Eclipse energies of the moon –
Come and show me my foreseeable fortune,
Lunar Eclipse energies of the moon
Devoted I am to you during moment opportune.
Lunar Eclipse energies of the moon –
I ask you come down to bring me my boon.
© T. Georgitsis 2020 (updated previous post 2019)
My heart hurts for my country which is on fire, here is a link to a great article about the causes and how you can help:
Specific magickal workings need to be conducted on specific moon phases*.
New and Full Moon Phases for Eastern Standard Time in Australia for 2020:
|New Moon||Waxing||Full Moon||Waning|
|3 Jan||3:45 pm||11 Jan||6:21 am||17 Jan||11:58 pm|
|25 Jan||8:42 am||2 Feb||12:41 pm||9 Feb||6:33 pm||16 Feb||9:17 am|
|24 Feb||2:32 am||3 Mar||6:57 am||10 Mar||4:47 am||16 Mar||8:34 pm|
|24 Mar||8:28 pm||1 Apr||9:21 pm||8 Apr||12:35 pm||15 Apr||8:56 am|
|23 Apr||12:25 pm||1 May||6:38 am||7 May||8:45 pm||15 May||12:02 am|
|23 May||3:38 am||30 May||1:29 pm||6 Jun||5:12 am||13 Jun||4:23 pm|
|21 Jun||4:41 pm||28 Jun||6:15 pm||5 Jul||2:44 pm||13 Jul||9:28 am|
|21 Jul||3:32 am||27 Jul||10:32 pm||4 Aug||1:58 am||12 Aug||2:44 am|
|19 Aug||12:41 pm||26 Aug||3:57 am||2 Sep||3:22 pm||10 Sep||7:25 pm|
|17 Sep||9:00 pm||24 Sep||11:54 am||2 Oct||7:05 am||10 Oct||11:39 am|
|17 Oct||6:31 am||24 Oct||12:22 am||1 Nov||1:49 am||9 Nov||12:46 am|
|15 Nov||4:07 pm||22 Nov||3:45 pm||30 Nov||8:29 pm||8 Dec||11:36 am|
|15 Dec||3:16 am||22 Dec||10:41 am||30 Dec||2:28 pm|
Full Moon (Psychic & Manifestation Work)
Waxing Moon (Invoking/Bringing In Workings)
Wanning Moon (Banishing/Pushing Out Workings)
New Moon (Psychic & Invoking Work)
Dark Moon (Banishing & Divination Workings)
(C) T. Georgitsis 2020
This year, so far, we have had the following eclipses :
January 6th 2019 – Partial Solar Eclipse
January 21st 2019 – Total Lunar Eclipse
July 2nd 2019 – Total Solar Eclipse
Coming up next week we have another lunar eclipse, this one being a partial one:
July 16th – 17th 2019 – Partial Lunar Eclipse
This upcoming partial lunar eclipse during the full moon is also occurring during mercury retrograde which is in Leo (July 7th to August 2nd). So careful consideration should be made with respects to your communications, be it physical, verbal or written. In other words be very specific with your intentions when creating magick of the lunar eclipse.
Earlier in the year I wrote a post about the magick of the lunar eclipse and the kind of magick you can perform during this time. For more information on some simple lunar eclipse magick you can perform, click on the link below:
I find this time quite apt for dedications to Gods who are liminal in nature and in my case, since I am a devotee to Hekate, I find it perfect for her. Years ago I wrote a devotional hymn in her name and because its quite specific it can be used safely in order to dedicate yourself to her during this special moon phase. Please click below if you would like to go the page this hymn is on:
To see if you can view the lunar eclipse from your area, go here for more information:
Finishing off the year, we have one final eclipse which is the annual solar eclipse:
December 26th 2019 – Annular Solar Eclipse
© T. Georgitsis 2019
The solar eclipse is is happening on Tuesday 2nd July 2019 which happens to be a total solar eclipse.
A solar eclipse is when the moon moves between the earth and the sun, obscuring the sun from the viewpoint of the earth during the new moon.
The Magick of the Solar Eclipse
Solar eclipse magick is when the energy is amplified due to the moon energies intermingling with the sun energies. The sun and the moon are in the same star sign and the energies co-mingling this way, emphasises the energies of that particular sign. This solar eclipse is in Cancer* therefore the energies heightened during this time is the cancer star sign.
The kind of magick you can perform during the solar eclipse:
Simple Solar Eclipse Magick
Charge some water essence to bring in abundance of manifestation through adaptable resilience.
Simply put out a container of spring water, which you want imbued with solar eclipse energies, under the eclipse with a piece of quartz on the top of the container whilst repeating the following:
“This magickal charge on you I lay,
Abundance into my life come and stay.
Energy of the solar eclipse sweep over me,
Connect me to cleansing change like the sea.
Manifest to me adaptable resilience of proactive change,
Bring with it the ability to handle emotions of various range.”
To preserve the essence place 3 drops of brandy, vodka or gin in the bottle.
When you want to bring in those energies at a later stage of your life, place a drop of the water essence into your drinking water essentially distilling it which will allow you to manifest those energies within your life.
© T. Georgitsis 2019
My post on Isis Seichim from several years back…
My main interest whilst studying naturopathy had always been Ancient Egyptian medicine and many of my assignments and pracs focused on that point of interest. I devoured all natural medicine sources as well as Egyptological academia I could find and then, by chance, I stumbled across the vibrational healing modality Isis Seichim. Reiki was thoroughly entrenched in the new age and holistic alternative medicine scene at this time and I had heard about an Ancient Egyptian flavoured reiki and was very eager to learn more about it. What I discovered was that not much was available – all the teachers offering workshops at the time didn’t give much information on what it was, they had no manuals or notes as you just received the initiation and your certificate of completion. I also struggled to find a teacher in the state I was living in and the workshops offered intestate and…
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The best time to honor Hekate is the Deipnon and Noumenia. With that said, every year I create an Athenian Calendar to calculate the Deipnon and Noumenia using the Southern Hemisphere New Moons, to ensure my devotions are on the right evenings from my location. This is calculated by the start off point of the Summer Solstice in Greece of that particular year.
The Athenian Calendar also known as the Attic Calendar was a lunisolar calendar used during the classical period of Ancient Greece during the 4th and 5th Centuries BC. It was exclusively used in Athens at the time and each month starts at the first sighting of the new moon, with the year beginning just after mid-summer. It’s become a modern go to for practicing Hellenics and as such, what we use and have today is a reconstruction of what they used around 300-500 BC. I have superimposed this Athenian Calendar over our modern Gregorian one, to loosely create a festival calendar of 12 months based on the cycle of the moon which starts at the beginning of the Athenian year – on the summer solstice in Athens. The names of the months reflect the gods and festivals honoured at that time and have agricultural links to the planting or harvesting of food in the northern hemisphere.
Here is what the yearly Athenian Calendar basically looks like:
1 Hekatombaion (Ἑκατομβαιών) July/August
2 Metageitnion (Μεταγειτνιών) August/September (named after Apollo)
3 Boedromion (Βοηδρομιών) September/October
4 Pyanepsion (Πυανεψιών) October/November
5 Maimakterion (Μαιμακτηριών) November/December (named after Zeus)
6 Poseideon (Ποσειδεών) December/January
7 Gamelion (Γαμηλιών) January/February
8 Anthesterion (Ἀνθεστηριών) February/March (named after the festival of Anthesteria)
9 Elaphebolion (Ἑλαφηβολιών) March/April
10 Mounichion (Μουνιχιών) April/May
11 Thargelion (Θαργηλιών) May/June
12 Skirophorion (Σκιροφοριών) June/July
Every month lasts for approximately 29-30 days in total. Each month is broken up into 10 days of three which reflect the moon phases in the following order: Waxing, Full and Waning Moons.
Days 1 to 8 were all sacred to gods or spirit entities and the last day of the month, known as “hene kai nea” translated as “the old and the new”, is dedicate to Hekate as it’s her Deipnon along with the first day of the month, Noumenia which is also dedicated to Hekate.
Here are the details of those 8 sacred days in the Athenian Calendar month:
Day 1: Noumenia (New Moon)
Day 2: Agathos Daimon
Day 3: Athena’s Birthday
Day 4: Heracles, Hermes, Aphrodite and Eros
Day 6: Artemis’ Birthday
Day 7: Apollo’s Birthday
Day 8: Poseidon and Theseus (Mikalson 1975: 24)
Day 29-30: Deipnon
To get you all started with adapting the Athenian Calendar to the Gregorian one, here is the Athenian Calendar I created for 2019, calculated for Southern Hemisphere practitioners:
21 June 2019, = Summer Solstice in Greece (Winter Solstice in Australia 22nd June 1.54am EST)
1 Hekatombaion (Ἑκατομβαιών)
3 July Day 1: Noumenia (New Moon) 5.16am Athenian New Year
4 July Day 2: Agathos Daimon
5 July Day 3: Athena’s Birthday
6 July Day 4: Heracles, Hermes, Aphrodite and Eros
7 July Day 6: Artemis’ Birthday
8 July Day 7: Apollo’s Birthday
9 July Day 8: Poseidon and Theseus (Mikalson 1975: 24)
31 July Day 29-30: Deipnon
2 Metageitnion (Μεταγειτνιών) (named after Apollo)
1 August Day 1: Noumenia (New Moon) 1.11pm
2 August Day 2: Agathos Daimon
3 August Day 3: Athena’s Birthday
4 August Day 4: Heracles, Hermes, Aphrodite and Eros
5 August Day 6: Artemis’ Birthday
6 August Day 7: Apollo’s Birthday
7 August Day 8: Poseidon and Theseus (Mikalson 1975: 24)
29 August Day 29-30: Deipnon
3 Boedromion (Βοηδρομιών)
30 August Day 1: Noumenia (New Moon) 8.37pm
31 August Day 2: Agathos Daimon
1 September Day 3: Athena’s Birthday
2 September Day 4: Heracles, Hermes, Aphrodite and Eros
3 September Day 6: Artemis’ Birthday
4 September Day 7: Apollo’s Birthday
5 September Day 8: Poseidon and Theseus (Mikalson 1975: 24)
28 September Day 29-30: Deipnon
4 Pyanepsion (Πυανεψιών)
29 September Day 1: Noumenia (New Moon) 4.26am
30 September Day 2: Agathos Daimon
1 October Day 3: Athena’s Birthday
2 October Day 4: Heracles, Hermes, Aphrodite and Eros
3 October Day 6: Artemis’ Birthday
4 October Day 7: Apollo’s Birthday
5 October Day 8: Poseidon and Theseus (Mikalson 1975: 24)
27 October Day 29-30: Deipnon
5 Maimakterion (Μαιμακτηριών) (named after Zeus)
28 October Day 1: Noumenia (New Moon) 2.38pm
29 October Day 2: Agathos Daimon
30 October Day 3: Athena’s Birthday
31 October Day 4: Heracles, Hermes, Aphrodite and Eros
1 November Day 6: Artemis’ Birthday
2 November Day 7: Apollo’s Birthday
2 November Day 8: Poseidon and Theseus (Mikalson 1975: 24)
26 November Day 29-30: Deipnon
6 Poseideon (Ποσειδεών)
27 November Day 1: Noumenia (New Moon) 2.05am
28 November Day 2: Agathos Daimon
29 November Day 3: Athena’s Birthday
30 November Day 4: Heracles, Hermes, Aphrodite and Eros
1 December Day 6: Artemis’ Birthday
2 December Day 7: Apollo’s Birthday
3 December Day 8: Poseidon and Theseus (Mikalson 1975: 24)
25 December Day 29-30: Deipnon
(C) T. Georgitsis 2019