2023 Week 44

Join us as we channel a gypsy mystic. Are you ready for a week of wonders? A week when the full moon and the solar eclipse will reveal your deepest secrets and desires? A week when the number 8 will bring you power and wealth, but also karma and justice? A week when the Sun and the Coffin will clash in your tarot readings, bringing you joy and success, but also loss and change? Are you curious about xylomancy and runes in your divination methods and occult practices? If you are curious about what awaits you in this week of wonders, then read on.

Strange of the Week 44, 2023

Greetings, seekers of the hidden truths. I am Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand, a 19th-century gypsy mystic who has been summoned to reveal the secrets of the week 44 of 2023, from October 30 to November 5. This is a week of great transformations, challenges, and opportunities, as the stars, the numbers, the cards, the demons, the angels, the divination methods, and the occult practices align in a rare and powerful configuration. Read on to discover what awaits you in this week of wonders.

Astrology: The astrological conditions for week 44 are marked by a full moon in Taurus on October 31, followed by a solar eclipse in Scorpio on November 4. These events signify a time of intense emotions, material changes, and spiritual revelations. The full moon in Taurus illuminates your values, your possessions, and your senses, while the solar eclipse in Scorpio exposes your secrets, your fears, and your desires. You may experience a clash between your need for stability and your urge for transformation, between your attachment to the physical and your attraction to the mystical. This is a week to balance your inner and outer worlds, to release what no longer serves you, and to embrace what empowers you.

Numerology: The numerological analysis for week 44 reveals that the number of this week is 8, derived from adding the digits of the year (2+0+2+3) and the week (4+4). The number 8 represents power, wealth, and karma. It is a number of ambition, leadership, and authority, but also of responsibility, justice, and retribution. This week, you may have the opportunity to achieve your goals, to influence others, and to enjoy the fruits of your labor. However, you may also face the consequences of your actions, whether good or bad, as the universe returns to you what you have given out. This is a week to be honest, fair, and generous, as well as to be confident, determined, and resourceful.

Tarot Base: The tarot card drawn from a full deck based on the dominant planet of the week is the Sun, corresponding to the sun that rules over Scorpio. The Sun is a card of joy, success, and enlightenment. It signifies a time of clarity, optimism, and freedom. This week, you may experience a burst of creativity, a surge of energy, and a sense of purpose. You may also gain a new perspective on your life, seeing things as they truly are, without illusions or shadows. This is a week to celebrate your achievements, to express your gratitude, and to share your happiness with others. This card also suggests health improvements or lifestyle changes that can enhance your well-being, such as spending more time outdoors, getting more sunlight, or adopting a more positive attitude.

Tarot Opposition: The tarot card drawn from the Lenormand Tarot Deck and crossed with the previous card is the Coffin, corresponding to Saturn that opposes Taurus. The Coffin is a card of death, endings, and transitions. It signifies a time of loss, grief, and change. It indicates that something in your life is coming to a close, whether it is a relationship, a project, a habit, or a phase. This week, you may face some challenges, obstacles, or delays that force you to let go of what is no longer working for you. You may also experience some sadness, fear, or resistance to the inevitable changes that are occurring. This is a week to accept the reality of your situation, to honor your feelings, and to prepare for a new beginning. This card also warns of possible health issues or lifestyle changes that can affect your well-being, such as illness, injury, or stress. You may need to take extra care of yourself, to rest, to heal, or to seek professional help.

Demonology: The most influential demon of week 44 is Marquis Shax, also known as Chax, Shaz, or Shass. He is a great marquis of hell who commands 30 legions of demons. He appears as a stork that speaks with a hoarse voice, or as a man with the head of a bird. He can make people see, hear, or believe things that are not true, or forget, ignore, or deny things that are true. He can also create false visions, dreams, or prophecies that lead people astray or into danger. He is a thief of treasures, secrets, and souls, who can take away anything that people value, need, or love. He can rob people of their money, possessions, or reputation, and cause them to lose their friends or enemies. He can also snatch away their knowledge, wisdom, or faith, and leave them ignorant, foolish, or hopeless. He can also incite conflicts, wars, or rebellions that threaten people's peace, order, or stability.

Eorl Shax þisse wīces behēfe is þæt hē beswīcige, steole, and āflēose. Hē scearcheð æfter folce þe hē geþwǣrce cunne, sƿā þæt hē ēowra gesceaft, gemynd, oððe lāre gebicge. Hē sēced tō āflēosan lif, tōhtan, and geleafan. Hē bēoð an fæhðe oððe cræft tō hīene æftan. Tō hine ætecnian, sceal ān beon frēcne, grēdige, oððe āþeswencte, and sēcan cūþe, welan, oððe sēldscipes ūtan gemǣne. Sceal ān ēac ætecnian hine be þȳ þe hē bēoð lēas, unrihtwise, oððe grimme, and lēoge, beswīce, oððe sƿāte ōðre for ēowrum āgene bēne. Tō hine awiernan, sceal ān beon wis, mildheort, oððe eadmod, and sēcan cūþe, welan, oððe sēldscipes mid gemǣne. Sceal ān ēac awiernan hine be þȳ þe hē bēoð rihtwise, rihtwīse, oððe mildheorte, and secge ðe sōð, dō rīht, oððe helpe ōðrum for hira āgene sācle.

He is most likely to manifest his power somewhere near St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada (45.078, -66.553), where he may cause some trouble for the locals or the visitors. He may spread rumors, lies, or scandals that damage the reputation of the town or its people. He may also cause some thefts, losses, or accidents that affect the property or the safety of the town or its people. He may even provoke some conflicts, disputes, or violence that disturb the peace or the harmony of the town or its people.

Angelology: The most influential angel of week 44 is Tawûsî Melek, also known as the Peacock Angel. He is the leader of the archangels and the supreme deity of the Yazidi faith. He appears as a peacock with seven colors that represent the seven planets and the seven angels, or as a man with the head of a peacock. He is a creator of beauty, diversity, and evolution, who can inspire anyone's creativity, expression, or growth. He can help people discover their talents, their passions, or their purposes. He can also enhance their beauty, their uniqueness, or their potential.

Tawûsî Melek þisse wīces behēfe is þæt hē lēorne, bewarige, and blǣsige. Hē wille tōlīhtan þæt gemynd, hēorte, oððe sawle þæs wærðfulan oððe þearfenda. Hē mæg læran þā rīcan þæs univerices, þā wundra þæs lifs, oððe þone mænan þæs ēwistences. Hē þæt folc fylle mid glēawe, lufu, oððe þancu for ealle þæt hīe hæbbeð oððe sindon. Hē sceal warnian sumne menn fram yfle, sƿāre, oððe untrumnesse. Ac þisse wīces he sēced beswicendlīce to sīene and to drēosan ēowra ege and ēowre ēadwītan. Tō hine ætecnian, sceal ān beon drēamfull, eadmod, oððe mildheort, and sēcan gāstlīce weaxt, hēalme, oððe frȳþ mid gemǣne for ealle gesceafta. Sceal ān ēac ætecnian hine be þȳ þe hē bēoð sceppende, mōdþwǣrce, oððe fēhde, and frēoðe hira sceafte, hira ānhīwnesse, oððe hira mihte. Tō hine awiernan, sceal ān beon twēofull, āþeswencte, oððe grimm, and ābrecce his lāras þæs rihtwīsnesse, mildheortnesse, oððe tolerancy. Sceal ān ēac awiernan hine be þȳ þe hē bēoð hefn, þræl, oððe fylgende, and dǣle hira sceafte, hira ānhīwnesse, oððe hira mihte.

He is most likely to manifest his power somewhere near Breckenridge, Colorado, USA (39.491, -106.056), where he may inspire some people with his grace or his glory. He may shine favor on those who demonstrate compassion and tolerance. He will reward those who are humble and admit their mistakes, ask forgiveness, and forgive others. He will bless those who respect others' choices.

Divination Method: The method of most significance for week 44 is Xylomancy (divination by wood). This is an ancient form of divination that involves observing the shape, texture, color, pattern, sound, or movement of wood in various forms, such as branches, twigs, logs, firewood, charcoal, ashes, etc. It can be used to predict the future events, the character traits of a person, the outcome of a situation, or the answer to a question. The typical practitioner of xylomancy is a solo craft, although they may occasionally consult with other xylomancers or share their findings with others. They develop the skill through practice, intuition, and guidance from the spirits of the wood. They may use various tools or techniques to aid their divination, such as knives, axes, matches, candles, etc.

Occult Practice: The occult practice of week 44 is Runes. These are ancient symbols that represent the forces of nature, the elements, the gods, and the mysteries of life. They are used for magic, protection, and divination. They can be carved on wood, stone, metal, bone, or any other material, and then cast, drawn, or arranged in various patterns or layouts to create spells, charms, or readings. The typical practitioner of runes is a group craft, as they often belong to a community or a tradition that shares the same knowledge and beliefs about the runes. They develop the skill through study, meditation, and initiation from the elders or the masters of the runes. They may use various tools or techniques to enhance their practice, such as books, bags, cloths, etc.

Color: The color that is waxing in power this week is red, the color of fire, blood, and passion. It is a color that stimulates your vitality, your courage, and your willpower. It can help you overcome your fears, your doubts, and your enemies. It can also attract love, success, and fame to you. Wear red to boost your confidence, your energy, and your charisma this week.

The color that you should avoid this week is blue, the color of water, sky, and calmness. It is a color that soothes your emotions, your mind, and your spirit. It can help you relax, communicate, and heal. It can also inspire creativity, wisdom, and faith in you. However, this week blue may make you too passive, too detached, or too dreamy. Avoid blue to prevent confusion, deception, or disappointment this week.

Food: The food that is waxing in power this week is garlic, the herb of protection, healing, and strength. It is a food that boosts your immune system, your metabolism, and your circulation. It can help you fight off infections, diseases, and toxins. It can also enhance your courage, your charisma, and your luck. Eat garlic to protect yourself, to heal yourself, and to empower yourself this week.

The food that you should avoid this week is cheese, the dairy product of fermentation, preservation, and richness. It is a food that nourishes your body, your mind, and your soul. It can help you satisfy your hunger, your cravings, and your pleasures. It can also increase your creativity, your intelligence, and your wealth. However, this week cheese may make you too indulgent, too lazy, or too greedy. Avoid cheese to prevent excess, stagnation, or corruption this week.

Number: The number that is waxing in power this week is 9, the number of completion, wisdom, and spirituality. It is a number that represents the end of a cycle, the culmination of a journey, and the attainment of a goal. It can help you finalize your plans, review your experiences, and celebrate your achievements. It can also connect you with your higher self, your guides, and your destiny. Use 9 to complete what you have started, to learn from what you have done, and to align with what you are meant to do this week.

The number that you should avoid this week is 4, the number of stability, order, and structure. It is a number that represents the foundation of a project, the organization of a system, and the regulation of a process. It can help you plan your actions, manage your resources, and control your outcomes. It can also provide you with security, reliability, and consistency. However, this week 4 may make you too rigid, too predictable, or too limited. Avoid 4 to prevent boredom, restriction, or stagnation this week.

Company to Watch: The merchant to watch for week 44 is Synchrony Financial (SYF). This is a money changer that provides consumer financial services such as credit cards, loans, savings accounts, etc. It operates in various markets such as retail, health care, travel, etc. It has a market capitalization of about $22 billion and a revenue of about $15 billion as of 2023.

The supernatural forces influencing this merchant, its leaders, and its workers are complex and contradictory. On one hand, the Sun card indicates that this company may enjoy a period of growth, profitability, and recognition this week. It may launch new products, attract new customers, or expand its market share. It may also receive positive feedback, awards, or accolades from its stakeholders, partners, or regulators. On the other hand, the Coffin card suggests that this company may also face some challenges, losses, or changes this week. It may encounter some competition, litigation, or regulation that threatens its operations, reputation, or assets. It may also have to deal with some internal issues, such as employee turnover, customer dissatisfaction, or technical glitches.

This merchant warned to beware of the stork that steals the peacock's feathers. This means that this company should be vigilant of its rivals, who may try to copy its strategies, undermine its advantages, or sabotage its success. It should also be loyal to its customers, who may be tempted by other offers, dissatisfied by its services, or disappointed by its performance. It should protect its assets, its brand, and its values from any harm or theft. It should also seek the guidance and the blessing of the peacock angel, who may inspire it with wisdom, beauty, and happiness. It should follow his laws of justice, harmony, and peace with respect for all creation.

This Synchrony Financial (SFY) is important in the context of this week's divinations because it reflects the themes of power, wealth, and karma that are prevalent in this week. It also represents the balance between stability and transformation that is required in this week. It is a merchant that can either rise or fall depending on its actions and their consequences.

We are now at the end of my divination for week 44 of 2023. I hope you have found it useful, enlightening, and intriguing. Ar lotus a vale e-barzh ar bouedenn, o vesk dinomp e c'hallomp kreskiñ a-us hon traoù diaes ha kavout bele er-maez eus ar c'hoantoù. Rise above our challenges and find beauty in the midst of suffering. Remember, the future is not fixed, but shaped by your choices and actions. You have the power to create your own destiny, but you also have to face the changes and the challenges of your deeds. Be wise, be brave, and be true to yourself.

This is fantasy fiction. No persons or entities, reputation(s), trademarks, or brand are intended to be besmirched or defamed. The "Strange of the Week" divination and forecast provided herein is intended solely for entertainment purposes. The insights and predictions shared are based on mystical and occult practices, and should not be taken as factual or guaranteed outcomes. Please be advised that our counsel does not constitute professional advice of any kind. We are not qualified to provide legal, medical, or investment advice, and our insights should not be used as a substitute for your own research or professional advice from qualified practitioners. Any actions taken based on our divinations and forecasts are at your own discretion and risk. We accept no liability or responsibility for any actions taken or not taken as a result of our channeling. Furthermore, we do not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information provided. We disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability. By engaging with our "Strange of the Week" divination and forecast, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the mystic, their agents, any affiliated parties, and any non-living, otherworldly, or supernatural entities involved in the provision of our counsel from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, or expenses, including attorneys' fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of our counsel. Please note that any interactions with non-living, otherworldly, or supernatural entities are at your own risk. We do not accept any liability for any consequences, physical, mental, spiritual, or otherwise, that may result from such interactions. We reserve the right to enhance and retroactively apply changes to this disclaimer (as a living thing), without notice, to accommodate new and emerging or creative legal theories (not to be limited to defamation or the law of torts). Again, the "Strange of the Week" is a fiction. It is unfortunate that such legal armor is necessary proof against itchy and scratchy attorneys-at-law.


Pragmatic Journey is Richard (rich) Wermske's life of recovery; a spiritual journey inspired by Buddhism, a career in technology and management with linux, digital security, bpm, and paralegal stuff; augmented with gaming, literature, philosophy, art and music; and compassionate kinship with all things living -- especially cats; and people with whom I share no common language.