Mercury Retrograde🔭

Mercury Retrograde 2021
January 30st to February 20th
May 29th to June 22nd
September 27th to October 17th

During Mercury retrograde it looks as if the planet is moving backwards from our view on earth. This is an illusion caused by the position of Earth in relation to that of the planet. It is believed that during this perceived backwards motion, technology and communication could get disrupted. We are all affected by the effect of Mercury in Retrograde

Mercury is known as the planet to rule expression and communication; Listening, writing, reading, speaking, and so on—as well as activities closely related to communication, like negotiations and contracts. The planet Mercury also rules travel, automobiles, shipping, and mail.

Many believe it can lead to…

  • Fallings out with people
  • Experiencing misunderstandings
  • Travel, logic and communication getting disrupted
  • Emails getting lost
  • Flights being delayed
  • Other misfortune

Do’s

  • Slow down and take time for yourself
  • Reflect on important conversations you need to have
  • Double and triple check any important documents you need to sign
  • Go on a leisurely vacation
  • Reflect on the past, intuition is high during Mercury Retrograde
  • Be patient

Dont’s

  • Put your life on hold
  • Make a technology purchase
  • Say no to opportunities
  • Get anxious
  • Do a moon ritual/charge crystals


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Eclipse🌕

There are 2 solar eclipses and 2 lunar eclipses in the year 2021.

DateEclipse
May 26thLunar Eclipse
June 10thSolar Eclipse
November 18thLunar Eclipse
December 4thSolar Eclipse

Two celestial events occur tomorrow- a total lunar eclipse and a supermoon. The Moon will appear red and will be the first ‘blood moon’ since 2019. The Earth will pass between the Sun and the Moon, casting a shadow across the moon’s surface and making it appear a deep red colour. The entire eclipse will be visible to you if you’re in Eastern Australia and partially visible in many parts of Asia and America. Unfortunately it will not be visible if you’re in Ireland as the Moon is below the horizon during the eclipse.

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During the total lunar eclipse, the Earth comes between the sun and the moon, blocking the sun’s rays from directly reaching the Moon. During a lunar eclipse, the Earth’s shadow covers the moon. All eclipses happen during a full moon. When the moon is full, it means the sun, Earth, and moon are in alignment. However, there is not an eclipse during every full moon as the moon’s orbit is not perfectly matched up with the Earth.

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In contrast, the solar eclipse takes place when the moon comes between the Earth and the sun to cast a shadow on the Earth blocking the rays of the Sun. A solar eclipse always happen at a new Moon and only when the Sun, Earth and Moon are exactly lined up. A total solar eclipse is the most dramatic. The light from the sun gets blocked by the moon and for a few minutes, the day turns quickly into night.

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This May’s full moon is 2021’s biggest and brightest of the year and this lunar eclipse is expected to last approximately 15 minutes.

Photo of moon taken 26th May at 23:00hrs, Ireland

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Dunluvly – Hazey 🎤

Release date may 14th, 2021
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Dublin-based singer/songwriter/producer Dunluvly is set to release a new single, “Hazey”. The track is a three year project that features layered guitars and contemporary bedroom-pop production. The wavy flanger fingerstyle guitar carries you into a trance-like state, that is complemented by a creative use of guitar delay effects.
This is the first single Dunluvly has released since his EP ‘Plethora’. The EP
caught features on Hot Press Magazine, The AU Review, The Thin Air and the IMRO newsletter in the wake of 2020. Dunluvly says, “I wrote this track about a state of distracted anxiety that I named ‘the haze’ at a young age. Through many years of being a bit of a hippie, I developed a
way to map the things that would lead me into this state of mind. This song is the story of that process”. He goes on to say, “This was probably the most delicate recording process I’ve ever encountered. I caught the sound in the original demo, but failed to recreate it for so long. That’s probably why this track took three years to complete.”
Dunluvly is a multi-instrumentalist and producer born and raised in Dublin,
Ireland. With roots in traditional Irish music and psychedelic indie, his sound is often described as a sonically rich experience.

Hazey is the perfect title for this song, using onomatopoeia, this song is relaxed and has a dreamlike, ethereal, misty feel. -Jo


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Gingerbread Cupcakes Recipe🧁

ingredients

  • 115g self raising flour
  • 115g Stork Tub
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 50g gingernut biscuits, crumbled
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 40g Stork tub
  • 50g gingernut biscuits
  • A 12-cup muffin tray lined with a paper cases

method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C, 160 °C fan  oven, Gas mark 4.
  • Place all cake ingredients except ginger biscuits into a mixing bowl and mix for 3-4 minutes with a wooden spoon or mixer until smooth.
  • Stir in gingernuts.
  • Divide the batter (2 tablespoons) evenly between the cupcake cases in the tin. Bake the cupcakes in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool.
  • The topping: Beat the icing sugar with the Stork  using a mixer or wooden spoon until smooth
  • Crumble 25g gingernuts and fold into the mixture.Top each cupcake with a spoonful of icing and decorate  with more crumbled biscuit or your chosen decoration.

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https://www.bakewithstork.com/recipe/gingerbread-cupcakes-192609

LO – Sake Of Our Love🎤

release date 30th april, 2021
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LO started his career as a producer in the late 2000’s. Over the last years, he collaborated with artists like Adrian Daniel, Rainy Milo and Novaa leading to releases with prestigious label “Tommy Boy Records”, “Majestic Casual Records” and many more gaining him a well recognised name within the electronic music scene.

LO’s records were support from some of the scenes biggest DJs like Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Laidback Luke and Satin Jackets as well as tastemakers like TSYN or dynmk. His debut album Lights (with Yosie) received broad attention within the blogosphere, accumulating over 8 Million streams. With his fresh approach to electronic music and his will to exceed traditional genre limitations, LO is a sought-after producer and songwriter within Berlin’s music scene.

Sake Of Our Love reminds me of music by Diplo or Disciples. This song has a fresh, upbeat summer-feel to it, that contrasts with the chilled, relaxed ambience of a recent song by LO – BLU. – Jo


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Viscose – Been There🎙️

Release date April 30th, 2021
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 Been There’ written and produced by Viscose is a fresh house-pop song that’s just in time for summer. Co-produced by Steve James, who has worked with Justin Bieber, Little Mix and Martin Garrix, the song sounds polished, slick and radio-ready. 

As an LGBT artist, Viscose wants to make his mark on pop music and remind listeners where house music originated from. The song is about liberation, acceptance and not being afraid to put your needs before others. Essentially a self-care anthem. This is only the beginning of what Viscose has planned for this year. 

Viscose is an up and coming electronic pop artist. Stemming from the tones of Gaga, Kylie Minogue and Rationale. Viscose’s sound is danceable and full of groove. He is studying songwriting in BIMM and has been producing and writing music since he was 11 years old. Viscose is on a mission to revive POP music in today’s music scene!

Been There is a fresh summer-anthem that is upbeat and rhythmic. Been There is about letting go , embracing who you are and acceptance – Jo


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Lemon Cheesecake Recipe🍋

ingredients

  • 10g digestive biscuits
  • 50g butter
  • 25g light brown soft sugar
  • 350g mascarpone
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2-3 lemons, juiced (about 90ml)

method

  • Crush the digestive biscuits in a food bag with a rolling pin or in the food processor. Melt the butter in a saucepan, take off heat and stir in the brown sugar and biscuit crumbs.
  • Line the base of a 20cm loose bottomed cake tin with baking parchment. Press the biscuit into the bottom of the tin and chill in the fridge while making the topping.
  • Beat together the mascarpone, caster sugar, lemon zest and juice, until smooth and creamy. Spread over the base and chill for a couple of hours.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/lemon-cheesecake

Super Full Moon🌝🌸

26th & 27th April : Pink Super Full Moon. This is the first supermoon of 2021. It is named after pink flowers called Phlox Subulata which bloom in some regions of the northern hemisphere. Despite its name, there will not be any noticeable difference in colour.

The full moon will be near its closest point to the Earth as it orbits. When the moon is closest to the Earth on the same night as a full moon, it is known as a supermoon. The next supermoon will be visible in May 2021.

As the moon is nearer the Earth, its gravitational pull is stronger and this makes the tides higher. Meteorologists believe higher tides combined with high winds may lead to coastal flooding or produce more intense storms.

This Super Full Moon is in Scorpio. The moon has an influence on our emotions so you may experience heightened emotions during this time. You may even experience headaches or vivid dreams. Scorpio is a sign noted for its intensity. We must recognize where we need to let go of control and let go of negative energies. Full Moons are a time for release. The moon and the sun are exactly opposite of one another and the moon’s glow is very visible during this time. Full Moons bring clarity and revelations, they show us what we need to know and what we need to address at a certain time. The moon affects all zodiac signs, but Scorpio and Taurus will feel it the most. Click here to make Moon Water .

Full Moon dates and times 2021 (Dublin, Ireland)
28th Jan, 19:16
27 Feb, 08:17
28 Mar, 19:48
27 Apr, 04:31
26 May, 12:13
24 Jun, 19:39
24 Jul, 03:36
22 Aug, 13:01
21 Sep, 00:54
20 Oct, 15:56
19 Nov, 08:57
19 Dec, 04:35

Happy Super Full Moon in Scorpio♏🤍

Photo of the moon taken tonight at 21hrs.

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How to make Moon Water🌕

There is a Supermoon tonight. This post explains how to make Moon Water. Moon Water is simply water that has had time to sit under the light of the full moon and absorb some of its power. What do you do with Moon Water? There are many options…

  • Use it to clean your altar, sacred space, crystals
  • Add it to a ritual bath
  • Dip your brushes in it when you paint
  • Use it to water your plants
  • Create a fragrant room spray by adding essential oils and alcohol
  • Use in an essential oil diffuser
  • Drink it (if you have not added essential oils)
  • To anoint your body as a way of energetically cleansing yourself

you will need:

  • Jar
  • Water
  • Incense/sage/paolo santa
  • Water-safe Crystals (optional)
  • Essential oils (optional)

Use incense to clean your crystals, the jar and the space around it.

Add water-safe crystals to the jar.

Add water to the jar.

Add a few drops of essential oils (if using and don’t plan on drinking the water). You can use a lid if you wish but this is optional. Using a lid will keep the water clean.

Say an affirmation or prayer to set an intention for your full moon ritual.

Put your Moon Water under the Full Moon to charge overnight.

Wake up in the morning and collect it.

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