Lunar Occultations are when the Moon is passing in front of another planet, so that for a short duration the other planet is covered by the moon (it’s like an eclipse). I’ve explained about Lunar Occultations in detail in my previous blog.
For astrologers and magical practitioners, the lunar occultations present a a valuable opportunity – especially for Eclipse Magicians! (read about Eclipse magic here. )
So here are the actual dates of Lunar Occultations in the year 2013.
Date Occultation (ie the planet eclipsed by the moon)
22 January -Jupiter
18 Feb -Jupiter
25th April -Lunar Eclipse
9 May -Mercury
9 May -Mars
10 May -Solar Eclipse
8 July -Mercury ( also New Moon)
8 Sept -Venus (will be a beautiful sight with Venus & Crescent moon).
3 Nov -Solar Eclipse
3 Nov -Mercury
1 Dec -Mercury
1 Dec -Saturn
29 Dec -Saturn
Notes: In 2012, there were quite a few Occultations of Jupiter, but in 2013, there are only 2 (in January & February). Also there is only 1 Venus Occultation ((Sept) and 1 Mars Occultation (May). So make the most of those. Interestingly, there are 2 Saturn Occultations in December 2013, and the year 2013 ends with one of these – which I find to be intuitively significant. I’ll ponder that and write about it later in 2013.
Have a magical 2013. Am calling it `The Year of the Witch’ for several reasons. (And the `Day of the Witch’ is coming up in March 2013). You heard that here first . More on that in another post. 🙂
Bright Stellar Wishes
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