Merry Put-Your-Astrological-Dates-Into-Your-Calendar Day
It’s time for an Ash’s Family yearly tradition! Loading up the NASA website, gathering all my almanacs, and inputting every significant astronomical and planetary timing event into my Google calendar. This way, you can always be prepared in 2016 when Mercury goes into retrograde or the Blood Moon appears (you know there’s 2 next year?). I like to arrange my dates digitally so I can wake up each morning with an alert as to whether something important is happening. I also like to manually copy my dates/events into my Witch’s Almanac, which luckily has a lot of them plotted out already.
Things to Include in your Planetary Calendar:
Conjunctions of planets
Eclipses (lunar and solar)
Asteroids and meteor showers
Planets going into retrograde
Passing of the sun and/or moon into different Houses or Signs
Solstices and Equinoxes (or the Sabbats or Wheel, if that’s more your thing)
When each new Moon begins (or, if you’d prefer, each Full Moon)
This is obviously just the tip of the astronomical iceberg! Lots of spacely activity has a relation to earthly magic. If you’re ever unsure of the implications of an event, you can always look it up before inputting.