Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Full Moon in Capricorn

"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."

15th Day of the 7th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Gaia
Lunar Tree Cycle of Duir/Oak
24th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Duir/Oak
Moon Phase: Full - 2:51PM EDST
Moon sets: 5:47AM EDST
Moon rises: 8:47PM EDST
Moon in the Cardinal Earth Sign
of Capricorn
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Your heart's desire
Sun in Cancer
Sunrise: 5:54AM EDST
Sunset: 8:54PM EDST
Length of Day: 14 hours; 59 minutes
Solar Question for the Day: 'Where do
you need to allow growth in your life?"
Beltaine (Calan Mai) Quarter
of the Year
July 3rd, 2012

Full Moon - The Moon is 180-225 degrees ahead of the sun. The moon
rises at sunset and sets at dawn, therefore a midnight working (or when the moon
is directly overhead) is best. Now the moon is at the height of its strength - spells
cast at this time are ideal for completion. The Mother is represented by the Full
Moon. This is the prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, and divination.
Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healings
for serious conditions, can be done now. Also love, knowledge, legal undertakings,
money and dreams.  Astrologically the Sun and Moon are in opposition (ie., opposite
each other in the sky and in opposition signs of the zodiac). She opens and blossoms
during the Full Moon into the FLOWER, with the desire to share Her beauty with
others. Keywords for the Full phase are: fulfillment, illumination, realization and experience.
It is the time in a lunar cycle that you are given a clear view so that you can make
adjustments to put you back on track to manifesting the goals you set at the New Moon
phase. Go to a public place. Do something with a friend. LISTEN. Receive awareness.
Understand others.

Moon in Capricorn - The Moon in Capricorn inspires our ambitions for good or ill, we
just have to be more gentle on our souls if we're not there yet. Lead and manage but do
not manipulate or control. This transit is a time to: build, dig, organize, exercise discipline,
work on foundations, make practical progress on a dream. This transit concerns leadership
issues, security, responsibilities, the need to be recognized, the desire to create environments,
a time to take care of business, deal with alternative healing for your body and intensification
of your powers of concentration.
   After Sagittarius expansiveness, we now feel contraction and a time to pay attention to our
needs for security, duties, obligations, drives and ambitions. It's a good time for setting goals,
'going for it' materially as now we feel persistent and ambitious. But it is a bad time to ask or
obtain anything from patriarchal and established authorities.  Capricorn brings a desire to
create environments and energy is slowed down. Be careful to avoid insensitivity to others
and stay out of negative and pessimistic mind sets that will only drag you down. Take this
moon transit to deal with your material plane, especially if you have neglected it too long.
Do non-traditional healing as Capricorn is the sign of the Medicine Womon. Moon in
Capricorn is the best time to work magick for organization, ambition, recognition, career,.
and political matters. Healing rituals for the knees, bones, teeth, and skin are also done at
this time. Those born under a Capricorn Moon have a strong work ethic, competence, and
leadership capacity, but need to learn to love themselves holding still. These Capricorn Moon
people came here to accomplish and understand compassionate leadership. They may need
to respect other rhythms and to love themselves not just what they do. They offer us
constructive determination and practical support.

Full Moon in Capricorn (Cancer Sun) - At this full moon the goats' horns mirror the ebb
and flow of the moon. An old symbol of the goat was the unicorn - someone in charge of their
own affairs. Rituals may be hard to get off the ground because of all the grounded earth energy,
but they can be a lot of fun once they get going.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

First Quarter Moon in Libra

"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."

9th Day of 7th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Kore
Lunar Tree Cycle of Duir/Oak
18th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Duir/Oak
Moon Phase:  First Quarter
Moon sets: 12:52AM EDST
Moon rises: 2:16PM EDST
Moon in the Cardinal Air
Sign of Libra
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The wisdom of nature
Sun in Cancer
Sunrise: 5:52AM EDST
Sunset: 8:54PM EDST
Length of Day: 15 hours; 3 minutes
Solar Question for the Day: "Are you
respecting or abusing rest and
recreation time?"
Beltaine (Calan Mai) Quarter
of the Year
June 27th, 2012

First Quarter Moon phase - The moon entered the First Quarter phase yesterday at
11:30PM EDST. This puts the Moon at 90-135 degrees ahead of the sun, rising a little
after noontime and setting after mmidnight.  Sunset is the prime time for the waxing Moon.
From the time a New Moon is sighted until it reaches the height of it's power at a full moon.
The lunar power constantly increases during this time and as such it's an ideal time to cast
a spell requiring the fulfillment of a request. The waxing moon time of a lunar cycle is for
constructive magick, such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or health.
Astrologically the Moon is square  to the Sun. The First Quarter Moon is the GROWTH
phase of the lunar plant.  Roots go deeper, stems shoot up and leaves form as she creates
a new strong body. Keywords for the First Quarter are: action, expression, growth, and
breaking away. It is the time in a lunar cycle to take the initial action necessary to achieve
your goal by expressing your needs and desires. FEEL & MOVE. Make phone calls.
Write letters. Dance. Act now. Those who are born during the First Quarter live a full,
active life - old structures are cleared away providing room for new developments.

Moon in Libra - Moon in Libra opens our sociability, brings a friendly egalitarian vibe
and encourages us to connect. We feel the need for beauty like we need air. This transit
is the time to seek justice, romance, meet, approach, create, beautify, find our core
balance and balance our needs with others. The Moon in a Libra transit highlights the magick
of the dance of inter-relatedness - friendly, romantic and searching for a way to connect.
Libra asks us to treat those around us as equals and make sure our politics and art,
our lovemaking and our networks integrate. Tend to the beauty of the garden, cultivate
but don't plant. Moon in Libra is the best time to work magick involving artistic work,
justice, court cases, partnerships and unions, mental stimulation and karmic, spiritual
or emotional balance. Healing rituals for ailments of the lower back or kidneys are also
done during this period of time. Those born under a Libra Moon are peacemakers, but
need to remember to keep themselves in the equation. They see the beauty and seek
fairness, help us to understand one another.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Waxing Crescent Moon in Virgo on Moon Day

"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."

7th Day of the 7th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Kore
Lunar Tree Cycle of Duir/Oak
16th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Duir/Oak
Moon Phase: waxing Crescent Moon
Moon sets: 12:05AM EDST
Moon rises: 12:01PM EDST
Moon in the Mutable Earth
Sign of Virgo
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The complementary
of women and men
Sun in Cancer
Sunrise: 5:51AM EDST
Sunset: 8:54PM EDST
Length of the Day: 15 hours; 3 minutes
Solar question for the Day: "Are you
misusing responsibility or power?"
Beltaine (Calan Mai) Quarter
of the Year
June 25th, 2012

Moon Day - the Day for Remembering and Feeling - Impression Day ....  Magickally Moon
Day encourages the lunar energies of inspiration, illusions, prophetic dreams, emotions,
psychic abilities, travel, women's mysteries and fertility.

   There is something alluring about staying in tune with the moon as She waxes and wanes
through Her cycles. I think one of the most profound ways any Witch can do is to watch
the moon every day, weather and clear skies permitting, is to learn where the Moon rises,
sets, and can be found in the sky. And yes, during phases, you will be able to see the
Moon in the daylight skies. This is a powerful time to do any type of magick. With both
the Sun and Moon present in the sky together, you'll have quite a bit of magickal punch to
tap into.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Waxing Crescent Moon enters Virgo

"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."

6th Day of the 7th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Artemis
Lunar Tree Cycle of Dur/Oak
15th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Duir/Oak
Moon Phase: waxing Crescent
Moon rises: 10:56AM EDST
Moon sets: 11:51PM EDST
Moon enters the Mutable Earth
Sign of Virgo at 7:42AM EDST
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Project you
wish to come to fruition.
Sun in Cancer
Sunrise: 5:51AM EDST
Sunset: 8:54PM EDST
Length of Day: 15 hours; 3 Minutes
Solar Question for the Day: "In which
areas of your life are you self-important?"
Beltaine (Calan Mai) Quarter
of the Year
June 24th, 2012

Moon in Virgo - The Moon in Virgo sends us back to work after Leo's party mood
and gives us a to-do list. We become impatiently aware of what needs to be improved,
fixed or healed. Our compassion is strong, but we can get irritated at less industrious
folk.  This transit is a time to: weed, edit, critique, care, exercise, investigate, study, heal
but be gentle with others. Virgo asks us to consider what needs healing, what needs
composting. It's time to study, learn, train, organize and turn our compassion into pragmatic
action. Don't get stuck in your head. Weed, plant, and care for medicinal herbs. During
this transit important issues are practicality, organization, cleaning up your diet or your house,
healing your body or offering healing to others and attending to loose ends. After the Leo
party it's time to clean up our act and turn our attentions to the matter of our health and
hygiene. Practical Virgo cleans the house, sets things in order, washes the dog, and harvests
the vegetable. She purifies and organizes our diet, setting us on the healthy road for this
lunar cycle. It is a time of taking responsibility and cleaning up the messes we've been leaving.
Virgo brings painstaking attention to detail; housecleaning is a good way to work through a
Virgo transit. During a Virgo women are mentally active but there is a tendency to excessive
criticism both of oneself and others. Emotionally it's an inward time when we can reflect on
personal relationships. Moon in Virgo is the best time to work magick involving employment,
intellectual matters, health and dietary concerns. Healing rituals for ailments of the intestines
or nervous system are also done during this period of time. Those born under a Virgo Moon
sign are curious, responsible, caring but need to cultivate gentle acceptance of self and

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Crescent Moon Phase

"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."

5th Day of the 7thy Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Artemis
Lunar Tree Cycle of Duir/Oak
14th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Duir/Oak
Moon Phase: Crescent - 8:35AM EDST
Moon rises: 9:52AM EDST
Moon sets: 11:92PM EDST
Moon v/c from Leo 6:25PM EDST
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Abundance in your life.
Sun in Cancer
Sunrise: 5:50AM EDST
Sunset: 8:54PM EDST
Length of Day: 15 hours; 4 minutes
Solar Question for the Day: "Where
is the warmth in your life?"
Beltaine (Calan Mai) Quarter
of the Year
June 23rd, 2012

Crescent Moon - The Moon is 45-90 degrees ahead of the sun.
The crescent shape faces East, the gates of rebirth. The Moon
rises mid-morning and sets after sunset. The crescent's greatest
strength is at the midpoint. Work magick for animals, business,
change, emotions and matriarchal strength.
   The Crescent Moon is the first sliver of Moon seen in the
western sky in the late afternoon and early evening. The crescent
moon is SPROUT. The seed has broken through the earth and
reaches up as she ventures from the dark, moist earth she has
known. Keywords for the Crescent Moon phase are expansion,
growth, struggle, and opportunity. It is the time in a lunar cycle that
you gather the wisdom learned in the New phase and communicate
your intention to move forward. Light a candle. Write or read an
affirmation. LISTEN & ABSORB. Commit to your goal(s).

Saturn 's Day - the Day of Manifestation and Structure, Assessment
and Responsibility - Foundation Day ......Saturdays are traditionally days
to work on protection, remove obstacles, bind troublesome or dangerous
individuals and banish negativity. Saturdays are like 'let's clean house' day.
Any magickal messes left lying around that need to be addressed, or any
problems that need to be cleared up, as best dealt with on the day devoted
to Saturn.
   Saturdays are the particular day of the week for protection and for dealing
with more serious magickal matters. Meditate on Hecate to learn her lessons
and include some dark goddess wisdom into your Craft. As a Witch you already
know that you have power - the power to effect real change in your life. Working
with Hecate can teach you how and when to best use this power for the greater

Invocation to Hecate 

Cauldrons, three keys and black dogs that bay at the moon 
Grant me wisdom and strength, pray hear this Witch's tune
Goddess of the crossroads, Hecate, I call upon you
Come lend your magick to mine; my need is strong and true.

Remember to thank Hecate for her time and attention when you are finished with
your witchery. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Waxing New Moon in Cancer - Summer Solstice

"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."

2nd Day of the 7th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Persephone
Lunar Tree Cycle of Duir/Oak
11th Day of the Celt6ic Tree
Month of Duir/Oak
Moon Phase: waxing New Moon
Moon rises: 6:49AM EDST
Moon sets: 9:39PM EDST
Moon in the Cardinal Water
Sign of Cancer
Blodeuwedd's C ycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The messages
of your body
Sun enters Cancer at 7:09PM EDST
Sunrise: 5:50AM EDST
Sunset: 8:53PM EDST
Length of Day: 15 hours; 4 minutes
Solar Question for the Day: "Are
you respecting or abusing trust?"
Beltaine (Calan Mai) Quarter
of the Year
June 20th, 2012

Summer Solstice - Summer Solstice marks the peak of the solar cycle. In the
midst of the longest day of the year, we simultaneously begin our return to the
dark half of the year. Summer Solstice is active: it's about about doing and
expanding , living the dream envisioned in the dreamtime of Winter. The Earth
is fertile, and the womb of the Earth Mother grows ripe with life.
   In the mythic cycle of the Goddess, the Maiden Goddess experiences the
joy of union with Her creative, sexual, sensual Self and begins to manifest Her
creations. Thus, this holiday begins the Maiden Goddess's transition to the
cycle of the Mother Goddess as Maker/Creatrix.
   Honor and celebrate the many ways you manifest the creativity in your life.
Regardless of whether a woman physically gives birth, she becomes 'Mother'
when she nurtures, sustains, and protects life, human or other species, through
her life's work and activism. Where is your passionate energy focused in your
life? How do you feed your creative fire? How are you a 'Mother/Maker/Creatrix'?
How do you nurture, sustain and protect your creations?

Question: Why isn’t the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, also the hottest day of the year?

Answer: Earth’s atmosphere, land, and oceans absorb part of the incoming energy from the Sun and store it, releasing it back as heat at various rates. Water is slower to heat (or cool) than air or land. At the summer solstice, the Northern Hemisphere receives the most energy (highest intensity) from the Sun due to the angle of sunlight and day length. However, the land and oceans are still relatively cool, due to spring’s temperatures, so the maximum heating effect on air temperature is not felt just yet. Eventually, the land and, especially, oceans will release stored heat from the summer solstice back into the atmosphere. This usually results in the year’s hottest temperatures appearing in late July, August, or later, depending on latitude and other factors. This effect is called seasonal temperature lag.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Moon in Cancer

"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."

1st Day of the 7th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Persephone
Lunar Tree Cycle of Duir/Oak
10th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Duir/Oak
Moon Phase: New - 11L02AM EDST
Moon rises: 5::53AM EDST
Moon sets: 8:57PM EDST
Moon in Gemini v/c 11:02AM EDST
Moon enters the Cardinal Water Sign
of Cancer at 1:34PM EDST
Blodeuwedd's  Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The support of
Sun in Gemini
Sunrise: 5:43AM EDST
Sunset: 8:53PM EDST
Length of Day: 15 hours; 4 minutes
Solar Question for the Day: "What
sacrifices must you make to fulfill
your plans?"
Beltaine (Calan Mai) Quarter
of the Year
June 19th, 2012

New Moon - The Moon is 0-45 degrees directly ahead of the sun,
rises at dawn and sets at sunset. Magick should be performed between
dawn and sunset. A New Moon's power may be embryonic, you can be
assured that the power of any spell cast at this time will continue to increase
in power as time goes by.Working with Sun Goddesses such as Sekhmet,
Vesta, and Heartha or the God Ra will increase power. Work for self-
improvement, gardening, careers and romance. At the New Moon (or
dark moon) is astrologically in conjunction  with the Sun. Because the
Sun's light overpowers the nearby Moon in the day, and the Moon is
on the other side of the Earth with the Sun at night, she is not visible in
the sky at all. The New Moon is like a SEED planted in the earth. We
cannot see her but she is ready grow, full of potential and energy for her
new journey. This is beginning of a new lunar cycle. Keywords for the New
phase are: beginning, birth, emergence, projection and clarity. It is the time
in a lunar cycle that you are stimulated to take a new action. During this
phase the new cycle is seeded by your vision, inner and outer. Engage in
physical activity. Speed some time alone. VISUALIZE your goals for the
29.6-day cycle ahead.

Moon in Cancer - The Moon in Cancer deepens our feelings; our moods
are stormy and vast, our hunger and desire to feed others sharpens. We protect
our own, nest in our cave, need to know we're safe. Hunger grows, but for
more than food. This transit is a time to water, plant, feed, nest, feel the need
for comfort and seek security and diving deep into our feelings. With Moon in
Cancer our feelings take the lead. Cancer encourages the wisdom rising out of
our oceanic unconscious through moods and feelings. Ground in the magick of
our home/earth as a temple. Ask what needs protecting and feeding. Plant, water,
and fertilize your garden.
  This transit concerns desires about a home, emotional security, entertaining friends,
cooking, security issues, nostalgia and the desire to nurture. Women are emotionally
and psychically sensitive at this time, and due to these strong emotions, it is a
'crybaby' moon transit. Because of Cancer bringing heightened sensitivity, we have a
deep-seated need for security; there is a greater interest in food preparation and this
can easily lead to self-indulgence and food binges. Cancer is the home of the moon,
sensitive planet of emotions, so feelings are easily hurt, especially personal criticism,
Handle with care.
    For hoping for children, this is most fertile moon sign and the best time to create
new life or growth of any kind. This is not a transit when it's easy to be alone,. as needs
for security in love and friendship are high. Nostalgia reigns supreme. Moon in Cancer is
the best time to work magick for home and domestic life. Healing rituals for ailments of
the chest, or stomach are also done during this period of time.
   As the Moon moves towards Leo, (Thursday early after, the 21st), it is a time of great
personal warmth and friendship. Be careful to avoid conflict, as a grudge formed now
will take a long time to heal. If you want your hair to grow quickly, have it cut in a Cancer
Moon. Those born under Cancer Moon sign can be wonderfully nurturing to our culture,
body and soul when we feel safe. Early mother/home issues can be composted into
empathic understanding.

Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon - The Goddess Blodeuwedd is both Flower Bride and
Owl of Wisdom - She who blossoms by day and hunts by night. Leaving the shade of the
Otherworld behind, Blodeuwedd dances into the returning dawn to don her blossoming
mantle of rebirth. Her energy rejuvenates the Land, granting Sovereignty to those She deems
worthy. Rejecting the confines by the expectations of others, it is the choice to live Her truth
that causes Blodeuwedd to trade her fragile petals for a feathered cloak of her own design.
   Sharp-taloned and keep keen-eyed, the transformed Blodeuwedd helps us to see through
the darkness of the Shadow so that we may grip tight to that which we wish to reclaim and
all that we wish to become. No wilting flower, Her owl aspect is filled with the wisdom that
can only be found through liberating the authentic self from the fetters of external influences
and the parts we are expected to play.
    Having faced the challenges of our Shadows and uncovering the gifts that lay within our
deepest depths of our Self, we too must return into the light in order to actualize the promise
and potential that was unearthed in the darkness. Like Blodeuwedd, a coat of expectation is
overlain upon our person by others and we are consigned to repeat our outmoded patterns
of limitation and to perform the roles demanded of us in our daily life - unless we conscously
choose otherwise.
    In the wake of the renewal that comes with the Light Half of the Cycle, we are faced with
a choice: to manifest the authentic woman found deep within, or to remain in the roles others
would see us fulfill, With the choice to be true to the Self comes wisdom gained, earning our
spiritual wings for flight and lifting us above all that we have been. Our perspective shifts and
our eyes become owl wide., granting us the ability to see the truth through the shroud of the
darkness that once hindered our sight.
[From: Avalon Within: Inner Sovereignty and Personal Transformation Through the 
Avalonian Mysteries by Jhenah Telynoru, first edition]

Invocation to Blodeuwedd - "Holy Blodeuwedd, Lady of Nine Flowers, fill me with your
blessings of renewal and the joy of empowered flight. Flower Faced Owl, teach me the 
power of my Choices that I may embrace my authentic Self, even in the face of other's 
expectations. Keen-eyed Hunter in the Night, help me to see past the illusion-shrouded 
darkness that my eyes may stay focused on that which is the essence of my being, my 
sharp talons never losing their grip upon the path of Truth."
[Also from above book cited]

Tiu's Day - Mars Day - the Day of Activity and Physicality, Passion and Desire... Action Day
Tuesday is associated with the planet Mars. In mythology, Mars was the Roman god of war.
If you're wondering  how this day came to be named, it's because to the Norse, Anglo-Saxon
and Germanic people, this day was Twi's Day. Tuesday actuallt got its name from the Norse
deity Tyr, Tiw, or Tiu, who was also a god of battles and courage. This deity was very similar
to the Roman Mars, and the names of the days of the week became switched and substituted
as the Germanic peoples replaced the older deities with their own gods. So the name changed from
Latin Dies Martis (Mar's Day) to the Old English Tiwesdaeg. This day's planetary influence
brings with it aggression, bravery, and honor of soldiers, as well as the passions and strengths
of those of us who must fight for what we believe in.
  Become a magickal warrior and move forward in your life with strength, courage, and compassion.
Embrace the side of yourself that loves a good challenge and that is passionate daring! Banish fear,
and face your future with strength and conviction. Believe in yourself and in your dreams, work hard,
nnd you will win every time.
    So, let's add a little passion and conviction into your life! Break out the daring red pieces of your
wardrobe and put a little pizzazz into the rest of your day.