Ghost Day / Ulambana / Esala Perahera

Joylina Goodings

26th August is the Chinese Daosit Festival of Hungry Ghost, or Ghost Day. This was originally a Daoist festival which is a popular folk religion in China. It is held on the 15th day in the 7th month of the lunar calendar but the whole of the 7th lunar month is commonly known as The Ghost Month. 

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Raksha Bandhan 26th August

Joylina Goodings

Raksha Bandhan the Hindu festival honouring the bond between brothers and sisters. This is celebrated mainly in India and Nepal. It celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters and 

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Roman Festival of Consualia, 21st August

Joylina Goodings

21st August is the Roman Festival of Consualia, to honour Consus, the god of counsel, and the one who protects the harvest, which was in storage at the time of the festival. Mars, as a protector of the harvest, was also honoured on this day, as were

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Height of Perseids Meteor Shower tonight

Joylina Goodings

Tonight is peak viewing of the Perseids meteor shower and will yesterdays new moon the skys will be dark so as long as you can find somewhere cloud free it will be a fantastic show tonight.

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Height of Perseids Meteor Shower tonight

Joylina Goodings

Tonight is peak viewing of the Perseids meteor shower and will yesterdays new moon the skys will be dark so as long as you can find somewhere cloud free it will be a fantastic show tonight.

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August 11 - New Moon and a Partial Solar Eclipse

Joylina Goodings

The New Moon takes place at 09:58 UTC. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the Moon covers only a part of the Sun, sometimes resembling a bite taken out of a biscuit. (for more information on the general symbology of the moon and eclipses in general see here https://joylina.com/articles/astrology ) and don't forget the best time to do the abundance cheque ritual is within 24 hours of the new moon.  See here for how to do the abundance cheque ritual.

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: Uranus retrograde in Taurus and Aries 7th August to 6th January 2019

Joylina Goodings

Uranus is the Awakener and the rebel. It is the planet of “tough love”. It rules our sense of freedom and our sense of who we are and awakens our connection of everything we can be. When retrograde we need to focus on where in our lives we feel stuck, where we feel trapped. This often focusses on our spirituality, our duality of being both human and spirit. The rebel brings chaos and from the chaos comes new order and a better and brighter future.

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