2020 Sabbat Dates: Southern Hemisphere

(C) T. Georgitsis 2020

Resolutions

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:

GoodRead List 2019

Support more artists creating hand-made/self-published items born from their hard work, research, study and/or imagination:

LET US REMEMBER…: A Devotional to Honor the Netjeru

Evensongs for Hekate: Poetry and Prayers

Tamiko Tominaga

Miss Marley Art

Northern Sky

Grimalkin Tarot

Natural Magical Creative

Donate and assist a charity in a different way other than monetary:

It’s In The Bag Women’s Charity

The Social Studio

The Rack

Visit somewhere I haven’t been before which has a spirit of place:

Dandenong’s Hiking Trail (new area I hadn’t explored before)

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Hepburn Springs (Renovated)

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Seaford Beach

SkyHigh Gardens

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Herronswood Gardens

Lavender Hill Farm

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Complete a workshop/course which is connected to my interests, passions and causes I like to support:

Mental Health First Aid Training

CPR Refresher

Masterclass in Assertiveness

Trans Awareness Training (Ally)

Loom Workshop

Crystal Scrying Workshop

Craftivism Workshop

Sarah Munnings Jewellery (Silversmithing Workshops)

bracelet

earings

Woven By Society (Sewing Workshops)

tarot bag

book cover

skirt

 

Create something magical which feeds and inspires my practice:

Khernips Bowl

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Offering Plate

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Crystal Air Plant (Apophyllite/Stillbite crystals and Tillansia Aeranthos Miniata plants)

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Reset Soak

lavender bath soak

Pre-Rite Soap

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Spiritual Anointing Oil

Bitch Be Nice Wash

East Meets West Incense 

Love Soap

Love Anointing Oil

Purification Honey Soap

Protection Scrub

New column in local (Australian) magazine:

What is Crystal Programming

Crystals What Are They and Why Use Them?

Crystal Cleansers

Auset/Isis Crystals

Dowsing With a Crystal Pendulum 

Ancient Egyptian Stones and Crystals (Part 1)

Ancient Egyptian Stones and Crystals (Part 2)

Discover and indulge in, interesting Melbourne-centric foods and drink during catch-ups:
Saint Dreux
Grain Store
Saint Moritz
Cafe ISSUS
Prickly Pear Cafe
Axil Coffee Roasters
Heronswood
Hash Speciality Coffee
Windsor Hotel
Second Home Eltham
Red Hill Brewery
Degraves Espresso Bar
White Mojo
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: 

The Diggers Club

 

Visit limited or new art exhibitions:

Keith Haring & Jean-Michel Basquiat

RONE Empire

Our Bodies Our Voices Our Marks

Love Exhibition

Escher & Nendo

CraftyQueers: Midsumma 2019 

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

 

 

Lunar Eclipse Magic

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:

Lunar Eclipse January 2020

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:

  • Liminal – magick worked between the darkness and the light.
  • Manifestation – setting goals, intentions and affirmations.
  • Breaking – curses, bad habits, bad relationships and connections.
  • Endings – energetic and physical.
  • Transformation – self/surroundings, spellwork and health encompassing all aspects of oneself (body/mind/spirit and emotion).
  • Devotion – to lunar or liminal Gods and Goddess.
  • Focus – personal and spiritual development along with illumination and psychic work (divination and magickal goals).

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)

2020 Moon Phases: Southern Hemisphere

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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

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A Poem: Hekate’s Herbalist

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Partial Lunar Eclipse

 

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:

Magick of the Lunar Eclipse

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:

Devotional Hymn to Hekate

To see if you can view the lunar eclipse from your area, go here for more information:

Eclipse Lunar 2019 July 16 View

 

Finishing off the year, we have one final eclipse which is the annual solar eclipse:

December 26th 2019 – Annular Solar Eclipse

 

© T. Georgitsis 2019

Magic of the Solar Eclipse

 

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:

  • Liminal – magick worked between the darkness and the light.
  • Transition – use the sun and moon moving through this time to highlight or work with important transitions in your life.
  • Change – harness this quick moving energy to bring about purposeful change in your life.
  • Rebirth – moving from one cycle to the other in the form of a death of the old and and bringing in and welcoming of the new.
  • Breaking – down barriers before you which have caused blockages in your life can now be removed.
  • Movement – cleanse the stagnant decayed and no longer necessary and embrace the fresh new and potential within problem areas of your life.
  • Rituals/Spells – in dedication to Gods who embrace this time and can assist you in manifesting the energies of the liminal, transitional, rebirth, movement, breaking away and change such as Hekate.

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.

*Cancer is a water sign and ruled by the moon which has a deep sense of sentiment, intuition, imagination, loyalty, tenacity, sympathy and persuasion.  The energy can be an emotional one with signs of empathy whilst being strongly connected to water and the hearth.

© T. Georgitsis 2019

Healing with the Gods: Isis Seichim

My post on Isis Seichim from several years back…

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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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Athenian Calendar 2018/19 (Southern Hemisphere)

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:

Summer (Θέρος)

1          Hekatombaion (Ἑκατομβαιών)           July/August

2          Metageitnion (Μεταγειτνιών)             August/September (named after Apollo)

3          Boedromion (Βοηδρομιών)                September/October

Autumn (Φθινόπωρον)

4          Pyanepsion (Πυανεψιών)                    October/November

5          Maimakterion (Μαιμακτηριών)          November/December (named after Zeus)

6          Poseideon (Ποσειδεών)                      December/January

Winter (Χεῖμα)

7          Gamelion (Γαμηλιών)                         January/February

8          Anthesterion (Ἀνθεστηριών)              February/March (named after the festival of Anthesteria)

9          Elaphebolion (Ἑλαφηβολιών)             March/April

Spring (Ἔαρ)

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)

 

Summer (Θέρος)

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

 

Autumn (Φθινόπωρον)

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