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

offering plate

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

 

 

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

Mystic Tribe Magazine: November 2019, Issue #24

In my regular column on crystals, in the latest issue of Mystic Tribe Magazine, I have written an article called “Ancient Egyptian Stones & Crystals Pt 2 which describes crystals in connection to the Ancient Egyptians, their magick and traditions as well as what they can do for you.  For your FREE copy follow this link:

November 2019 24th Edition, Mystic Tribe Magazine, Issue 24

 

 

 

Mystic Tribe Magazine: October 2019, Issue #23

In my regular column on crystals, in the latest issue of Mystic Tribe Magazine, I have written an article called “Ancient Egyptian Stones & Crystals Pt 1 which describes crystals in connection to the Ancient Egyptians, their magick and traditions as well as what they can do for you.  For your FREE copy follow this link:

October 2019 23rd editon Mystic Tribe Magazine V1

 

 

 

Mystic Tribe Magazine: September 2019, Issue #22

In my regular column on crystals, in the latest issue of Mystic Tribe Magazine, I have written an article called Dowsing with a Crystal Pendulum” which describes pendulums, what they can do for you, as well as different crystal pendulums and their uses.  For your FREE copy follow this link:

September 2019 22nd editon Mystic Tribe Magazine V1

 

 

 

 

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A Poem: Hekate’s Herbalist

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Mystic Tribe Magazine: August 2019, Issue #21

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:

August 2019 21st editon Mystic Tribe Magazine V1

 

 

 

 

Mystic Tribe Magazine: July 2019, Issue #20

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:

July 2019 20th editon Mystic Tribe Magazine V1 (1)

 

 

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