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My witchy iOS apps.

Wow! I’ve never gotten more than MAYBE 15 notes in my many years on tumblr. Thanks, witch fam!

UPDATED*** Here are some app links for @valicorne​ and others who requested. They should all be free. Some of these are also in the Android Marketplace, and for those that aren’t, there are comparable ones.

And my mom has a baller sigil making app on Android I envy: Sigil Automatron. Anyone know of a comparable one for iOS? (I don’t want just a paint or photoshop-like app, but one specific
To making sigils)

Not all the full names show in the screenshotted app view, which is why some of you struggled to find them. Sorry!):

1. Tarot Card Memorizer: Pretty self explantaory. This is a nice reference when you’re trying to learn card meanings.

2. Pendulum Charts Free - a plethora of charts. I like using that on my iPad, not super useful on a smaller screen, aka my iPhone. Can also use to reference for making your own charts on paper, or woodburning like I’m working on.

3. Golden Thread Tarot - Really nice free eversion of great physical deck. Nice for witches on the go, or witches on a budget.

4. Crystals And Gems - Handy reference guide for both physical and metaphysical attributes.

5. Mighty Timer - temperature, time, and amount of tea you need for the perfect cup. Great kitchen witch app, especially if you grow some of your own herbs for tea, like I do.

6. TimePassages - Free daily horoscopes, meanings, planetary bodies glossary and then some paid options for chart downloads.

7. Herbs Guide - Herbs for health and cooking. ***never take any information found on the Internet or via apps as medical advice. Seek professional medical help if you have an issues. This witch is very pro-science and modern medicine, despite making teas, tinctures, and herbal salves. Those are merely supplements to help relieve symptoms.

8. Dreamboard - my favorite digital dream journal

9. Runes - pocket advisor - Get one, two and three rune readings. Also helps you learn the meanings of elder futhark runes.
10. SkyView Free -This overlays constellations and other astronomical information when you open the app and point it at the night sky. Uses your camera and GPS to know what it’s looking at. Works inside, too. I impress the heck out of people when I whip this out at stargazing events.

11. Best Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Guide Pro - This app, containing six broad sections - guides, application, single oil, oil blends, aromatherapy and weight loss. Again, this is not to be used in place of proper nutrition and medical attention, and be very careful when using essential oils. All need to be diluted with carrier oils, and some are dangerous if you’re pregnant, etc.

12. Spellcaster - tarot cards, horoscope and pre-written spells. Not my favorite, but fun to flip through.

13. Celeste -LOOOVE. Celeste allows you to calculate a natal chart, which you can view on a zodiac wheel. You also get a description of all the planets in signs, not just the sun sign.

14. Star Chart - This is similar to skyview. I haven’t played with it too much so I can’t vouch for it quite yet. I think I prefer the skyview interface.

15. Free Candle - Different candle options, and you cna blow them out. Great for on the go candle magick/meditation, and for those who aren’t allowed to use candles in apartments/dorms/etc.

16. The Pocket Pagan - “This unique Pagan app includes a map of the USA and Canada filled with Pagan, occult and New Age stores, a handy correspondence guide for quick magickal look-ups, and a calendar that shows you the next full moon and Sabbat dates. Quick links can help you find the latest news, blogs and videos too. One little widget shows the real-time moon phase too.”

17. Moon - current moon phase - Love this. Very simple interface for when you JUST want basic full, new, waxing, waning moon info.

18. Herbs in Magick - The application contains information about more than 200 herbs and their magickal use. No internet connection

Australian mechanic helps discover four-planet solar system

Andrew Grey, a 26-year-old from Darwin, took part in the Stargazers Live event broadcast on ABC

By Helen Davidson

An Australian mechanic is about to become a published scientific author after he contributed to the discovery of a four-planet solar system during a crowdsourced astronomy event.

Andrew Grey, a 26-year-old from Darwin, took part in the Stargazers Live event broadcast over three nights on the ABC this week.

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anonymous asked:

Hey just wondering if you recommend any books for people wanting to understand more about the fundamentals of astronomy.

Hello! 
I love these kind of questions, because it makes me think about writing a whole article. This topic - ASTRONOMY BOOKS - could be really beneficial for many people who want to start with the basics of astronomy, even for those who already started and want to deepen their knowledge.


This list of the best 3 astronomy books is not official, it is just my opinion mixed with my experiences :) Enjoy!


The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

~ by Brian Greene  

The international bestseller providing the new understanding of the universe introduces string and superstring theory, and provides a comprehensive though non-technical assessment of the theory and some of its shortcomings. The reader does not have to be an expert, it is also suitable for people who don´t know much about the physics and the universe, but still they can be a little confused. I recommend to read this book several times to make a bigger picture. But still - it is the best book I´ve ever read

Extra links

× Amazon

×More about the book

× Author Bio


NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe

~ by Terence Dickinson

This book assumes that the reader has no prior experience with astronomy. It is clear and concise enough for any beginner to understand. It is a perfect introduction to astronomy and stargazing.
It contains everything you need to know about what’s up in the sky through the year 2025 and it is filled with star charts, tables with information about stargazing events and incredible photos of space. Also an entire chapter is dedicated to stargazing technology.
I recommend this book for absolute beginners.

Extra links

× Amazon

× Youtube

× Author Bio


The Physics Book: From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics

~ by  Clifford A. Pickover

I´ve got this book for last Christmass and I highly recommend this book for those who just started to be curious about astronomy and physics and even for those who are already studying these subjects. This book offers a great view to the basics of physics mainly, but it also contains a few stuff about astronomy included in the top 250 milestones. Pickover is well-known author because of his two best sellers included this book and The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics. I would love to have another books of this author!

Extra links

× Amazon

× Other books of this author

× Author Bio


These are just top 3 books about astronomy and physics by my opinion, but there are plenty more. I don´t know a bad book about this topic. It is just difficult to realize which book is for beginners and which one is for much more experienced ones and then decide to read it or not.


This is a little longer list of my favourite astronomical books (I wrote it down as a part of my answer to another question >> here << )


~The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

~  The Book of Constellations: Discover the Secrets in the Stars

~  Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

~  Cosmos


Hope I helped you a little and thank you for your question!
With love @astrophysicsstudent <3

OOC: My stargazing event art turned into a 2 page comic so it’ll take a while. Bear with me! X’D I’m working on some asks in between too.

Side note: I accept NSFW questions like those in the SINDAY event but I won’t post any super NSFW imagery on this blog. Also any of those sort of questions will get tagged.

((Not that I don’t ever draw adult stuff but I’d put it on its own blog. IDK if anyone would want to actually see any of that though. >_>;;; I am kinda curious now if anyone would be interested.))