and open to Her Wisdom."
3rd Day of the 9th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Persephone
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Muin/Vine
3rd Day of the Blodlessing (Days of Harvest Rites)
Moon Phase: waxing New
Moon rises: 9:17AM EDST
Moon sets: 7:56PM EDST
Moon in Libra v/c 2:43PM EDST
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
The First Year of Branwen's Cycle
Lunar Meditation: The blessing
Sun in Virgo
Sunrise: 7:05AM EDST
Sunset: 7:21PM EDST
Solar Question of the Day: ""What
motivates your lifestyle?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
September 20th, 2009
Phrase of the day: Mabon's Almost Here And The Veil Begins Thinning In Earnest this is the title of an entry at http://hecatedemetersdatter.blogspot.com/
First of all, the veils that began, incrementally, to thin on Litha now get demonstrably thinner every day and you can feel the rapid progress. ....Mabon feels, in very many ways, like the beginning of, or the prequel to, Samhein. http://hecatedemetersdatter.blogspot.com/ From blog entry: Mabon And Living In Relationship With The Land
The Equinox marks the start of Autumn. which is associated with the Element of Water, that of our feelings and emotions, and is one of the hardest to come to terms with.
I (Kate West) frequently find myself reminding people that there is no such thing as 'wrong emotions'.
Your feelings, whatever they are, are yours, and are not easy to control. However, what we can control is how we express our feelings and whether we let them get in the way of our lives. To help us it is often a good idea to take a little time to explore our feelings, to 'wallow' in them as my mother would have said!
Reserve the bathroom for a quiet time when you will not be distrubed. Decorate it attractively with blue candles, incense or burning oils, and perhaps even flowers. Run a warm bath and add a few sprigs of Lavender, Thyme, Chamomile and Jasmine; tie them into a clean flannel if you don't want bits. Also add about 1/2 teaspoon of blue food coloring to the water. Take with you 2 palm-sized stones, one dark an d one light in color. Completely immerse yourself 3 times. Then take the stones one in each hand. Close your eyes and think through the things you feel strongly about in your life. As you hold the stones, place the negative parts in the dark stone and the positive in the lighter one. After you have filed your emotions in this way immerse yourself 3 more times. Later, place the light stone in a prominentplace, and bury the dark one deep in the ground to take away the negatively.
[From Kate West's "The Real Witches' Year"]