AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18) Have you been having problems with someone, either in person or online? If things have been rather tense, now's the time to swallow your pride and start communicating and compromising.
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19) Are matters involving home, family, domestic arrangements, parents or property dominating your thinking? Things will gradually improve, as long as you stay centred and keep an open mind.
CANCER (June 21 - July 22) Work projects are favoured, as you make the most of the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Uranus visiting your career zone. Creativity and motivation are high but try to keep a sense of perspective.
LEO (July 23 - August 22) Party-loving Lions are keen to socialise and circulate; mix and mingle; imagine and create; as you let your hair down and have some fun. But it's Equinox day so try not to overdo things!
PISCES (February 19 - March 20) You're thinking about a financial, business or work project as today's planetary patterns help you tackle tasks with extra energy and enthusiasm. But things won't happen overnight!
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20) Open and honest communication is the secret to success at the moment. There'll be plenty of opportunities to expand your peer group. But don't neglect your long-term friends in the process.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) The planetary patterns give tired Taureans a welcome energy surge today. The stars also favour some quiet contemplation, as you use your intuition to help you solve a current problem.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21) You're in the mood to help a loved one through a rough patch, or cheer up a close friend who is down-in-the-dumps. If you get drawn into a fiery discussion, strive to be balanced and fair-minded.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Scorpio is the sign of extremes, and you can have trouble relaxing. As we celebrate the Equinox - when day and night are of equal length - strive to bring more balance into your busy life.
LIBRA (September 23 - October 22) It's time to get talking with your nearest and dearest about subjects you may not necessarily feel comfortable about. Try to be fair and balanced, as you view things from differing perspectives.
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22) Business ventures are brewing at the moment, as you combine common sense with intuition to achieve a positive result. Don't be impatient though. Your dreams will take a while to manifest.
ARIES (March 21 - April 19) Are you being too subjective about a current issue? Take a step back, adjust your focus, and strive to view the situation from a much broader and wiser perspective. Balance is the key.
I have been reading "The Idiot's Guide to Witchcraft and Wicca". In it there is a chapter on the ceremony you must preform to become a witch/Wiccan. Is this true? Or maybe a better question is, is there a specific ritual you have to do to become a witch?
Re: Ceremony to become witch? By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Dec 24, 2013
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In Traditional Wicca one goes through an initiation ceremony conducted by your High Priest, High Priestess, and your other coven members before one is acknowleged as "Witch" and permitted to attend coven rituals. Initiation of course requires someone else to initiate you into a particular Tradition.
For solitary Wiccans and Witches there is no requirement that one undergo any sort of ceremony to make you a Witch. All that takes is to decide that is what you want to be and then do the hard work and study to learn all you can about your new path. And of course, one then needs to live that path every day.
Some solitaries decide to spend some considerable time in study (A year and a day is traditional) before committing themselves to the path of Wicca or Witchcraft. At the end of that time, or at any time you wish, you could perform a solitary dedication ritual to show your dedication to your new path. But such rituals are not mandatory at all, it's up to the individual whether they want to do them.
You might also want to understand that Wicca and Witchcraft are not the same thing.
Wicca is a modern religion begun in the 1940's and loosely based on the pre-Christian beliefs of Europe, ceremonial magic, Masonic rituals, etc. It involves very specific beliefs and practices. Wicca is a polytheistic relgion acknowledging many different Deities but generally honoring a Moon Goddess and a Horned God. While Wiccans do practice witchcraft and can therefore be called witches that is not the core of what Wicca is about.
Witchcraft on the other hand is a form of magical practice that can be performed by someone of any religion, or of no religion at all. Some Witches also integrate their magical practices into a generally individualized Pagan religion. But not all feel the need to mix religion and magic together.
So it would be accurate to say that "All Wiccans are Witches, but not all Witches are Wiccan."