Friday, November 20, 2009

Crescent Moon Phase

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

5th Day of the 12th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Artemis
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Ngetal/Reed
Celtic Tree Cycle ~ Ngetal/Reed
Moon Phase: Crescent - 12:56PM EST
Moon rises: 10:44AM EST
Moon sets: 8:10PM EST
Moon in the Cardinal Earth
Sign of Capricorn
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Thresholds of
light in your life.
Sun in Scorpio
Sunrise: 7:11AM EST
Sunset: 4:59PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What is the source of your spiritual guidance?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter of the Year
November 20th, 2009

   The Crescent Moon - I can only wish that I would view the crescent moon this evening this clearly... but with all the cloud cover out there today it will be quite doubtful...   Keywords for the Crescent phase are: expansion, growth, struggle, opportunity. It is the time in a 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.   This is time when you begin to commit to the goals list you were making for this lunar cycle. You shift from visualizing to actually acting on the goals. 

   So clarify your aspirations; set concrete goals; gather support for your projects, acquire information and resources you'll need to work further down this road towards your goals. Allow yourself to dream big- cultivate the optimistic innocence of a child who hasn't learned disappointment yet.  This is what you should be thinking as you view your first glimpse of the crescent moon sliver in the western skies.
You are committing to your vision for the future.

The Crescent Moon appears approximately three and a half days after the New Moon, when the Moon goes forty-five degrees ahead of the Sun. Visible in the western sky after sunset, this slender shimmering Crescent has an exquisite luminescence, as though inked with the radiance of angel wings. Its image universally inspires optimism and hope. Even the word 'Crescent" seems to draw us forward, deriving from the Latin 'crescere', meaning to increase or grow. At this phase we can lasso a dream so bold, we'll pattern a great leap in succeeding phases.

  The most eager New Moon devotee often falls away from the lunation cycle here.What we need is a good witch Glenda to throw snow on the poppy field and pinch our cheeks awake. After all, fertility is promised; we need only discover what to cultivate. Setting the right goal for the cycle can keep us moving along the path. If we've fixed our objective prematurely at the New Moon, we may have propped up an old goal with little power to carry us forward. But at the Crescent it's not only right to focus ourselves, it's important.

  Our good witch Glenda offers some advice: "Remember, not all dreams are energetically supported at all times."  She wants us to stay awake to the world, to retain some of that New Moon openness. This means our goal should respect the messages in our environment as well as the desires in our heart. We need to both direct effort and listen. This is especially true when the world is telling us something we don't expect to hear, something that makes you yawn or drive us nuts.

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