In my regular column on crystals, in the latest issue of Mystic Tribe Magazine, I have written an article called “Isis Crytals” which describes Isian crystals, what they can do for you and the variations of the different types. For your FREE copy follow this link:
In my regular column on crystals, in the latest issue of Mystic Tribe Magazine, I have written an article called “Crystal Cleansers” which contains information on how to use various methods to cleanse crystals and an effective recipe I came up with which can be used as an all purpose crystal cleanser. For your FREE copy follow this link:
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:
- 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.
© T. Georgitsis 2019
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
In my regular column on crystals in the latest issue of Mystic Tribe Magazine, I have written an article called “Crystals What Are They and Why Use Them?” which contains information on how to use crystals, how to find the right one for you and how to cleanse them. For your FREE copy follow this link:
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I have contributed to the latest issue called MAGICK 8 and my article is called “The Purification of Autumn”. Its about growing up in a Hellenic/Folk Witch environment and the observation of Autumn along with a Fire Ritual to Hestia which has roots in an Ancient Greek Harvest Festival, and which continues to be celebrated to this day in my mother’s rural village in Greece.
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