Sunday, November 22, 2009

Crescent Moon in Aquarius - Sun in Sagittarius

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

7th Day in the 12th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Kore
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Ngetal/Reed
Celtic Tree Cycle ~ Ngetal/Reed
Moon Phase: waxing Crescent
Moon rises: 11:50AM EST
Moon sets: 10:11PM EST
Moon in the Fixed Air Sign
of Aquarius
Blodeuwedd's Quarter of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The courage to
fail and try again.
Sun in Sagittarius
Sunrise: 7:13AM EST
Sunset: 4:58PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What do you need to learn in order to be more confident?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter of the Year
November 22nd, 2009

    Sun in Sagittarius: Sagittarius is a Fire sign bringing energy and inspiration. It represents enthusiasm spontaneity, intuition, and idealism. It is a Mutable sign bringing flexibility, resolution and problem solving.

  Sagittarians are generally self-expressive, energetic, spontaneous, assertive and extrovert. The typical Sagittarian seeks freedom and space, physically and mentally. They are ambitious and optimistic and will frequently take on large and complex tasks with enthusiasm and energy. Sagittarians make good mediators, having a good insight into the feelings of others. Intellectually strong, they enjoy challenges and learning. While not innovators, they are good at examining and interpreting the thoughts of others. They can be idealistic and are inclined to hold strong beliefs. They are also disposed towards outdoor activities and sports. They are ardent lovers but do not like feeling tied down. On the negative side they can be know-it-all, outspoken, tactless, boastful, and inconsiderate. They can also alinate others by moralizing when they hold the same traits themselves. It can be easy for Sagittarians to be unfocused or to flit from one thing to another.

  During this period Sagittarians should focus on undertaking problem-solving, intellectual and physical pursuits. But they should be wary of allowing their love of freedom to cut off those close to them. Non-Sagittarians will find this a good time for honest examination of personality traits and addressing outstanding problems in that area.
[From: Kate West's "The Real Witches' Year"]

Reed Month:  Currently we are in the lunar tree cycle of the Reed. The Reed of the Celts has counterparts in other cultures: for the Romans it was flax and for the Egyptians, Papyrus.  In all cases it is very much a plant with many uses making anything from thatch to weaving, from paper to musical instruments. It was also used in making arrows and to heal wounds caused by them. It is a plant strongly linked to water, being sometimes called the Water-Elder. It is also associated with the pathway between the worlds. Indeed it is thought that growing the plant in, or very close to the house was to open the door to death. The Greeks considered the Reed sacred to Pan; Pan Pipes being made from a series of Reed tubes tied together, which could be played to invoke him. However, this is not something which should be done lightly as Pan is a deity who can bring mischief and the uncertain. They also considered it to be strongly linked to Hecate, and placed Reeds at her shrines.
    The Reed is associated with willpower, creativity, imagination, insight and love. Weave a circle from Reeds and keep it by you when you need help with new projects or new ideas. Wearing a ring or bracelet of Reed will help to strengthen your willpower. Whenever you gather Reeds you should ensure that you make an offering lest you offend the spirits which dwell within the Reed beds. It is also a good idea to ensure that you do not gather Reeds at times when waterfowl and other species are using the beds to raise their young.
[From Kate West's "The Real Witches' Year"]

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