and open to Her Wisdom."
20th Day of the 11th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Demeter
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Gort/Ivy
Celtic Tree Cycle ~ Ngetal/Reed
Moon Phase: Disseminating - 12:56AM EST
Moon sets: 11:10AM EST
Moon rises: 8:31PM EST
Moon enters the Cardinal Water
Sign of Cancer at 2:42AM EST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The constellation that your soul-friends make.
Sun in Scorpio
Sunrise: 6:55AM EST
Sunset: 5:11PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "Are you neglecting source of soul-nurture?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter of the Year
November 6th, 2009
The keywords for the Disseminating moon are demonstration, distribution, sharing, and introspection. It is the time in a cycle to further process your advancement toward your goal by looking at the results of your adjusting action taken at the Full Moon phase. During this phase you gain clarity by sharing what you've learned through awareness. Demonstrate your power of abundance by giving back to your community. Visit friends. Distribute your knowledge. SHARE Reach out and touch someone.
Moon in Cancer: This transit concerns desires about a home, emotional security, entertaining friends, cooking, security issues, nostalgia, and the desire to nurture. Prepare a feast in your home, ask your friends over, or do psychic work together. Women are emotionally and psychically sensitive at this time, and due to these strong emotions it is a 'crybaby' moon. The moon will leave this sign tomorrow at about 5:21PM EST
Tomorrow the Sun is at 15 degrees Scorpio and some witches and pagans view this to be the true lunar date for observing Samhain. It falls exacetly between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. Here is a craft you could to observe this lunar Samhain.
Apples are a key part of the Samhain season, which is occasionally called the Apple Sabbat.
The five-pointed star found in the cross-section is also a symbol of the Craft. They have a long tradition of being used in love divination and celebratory games at this time. Apples are frequently place on the Altar at this time, whether whole or in part. They are sometimes used as a substitute for the biscuits and rough Cider in place of wine, in the Rite of Wine and Cakes and Cider.
One of the ways of producing a long-term reminder of the season is to create a dried Apple Ring. You wil need to slice several Apples across the core to create sufficient equal-sized apple rings. Place the slices on kitched paper and put into a very low barely warm oven, until they have completely dried out. If the oven is too warm they may curl, but this can be rectified if you place them under a heavy weight for a day or so. As they dry the Apple slices will darken, becoming quite brown, but if you prefer a paler ring than paint both sides of each slice with lemon juice as soon as they have been cut. Once your slices are completely dry and flat, arrange and glue them into a ring. This should then be placed in a warm dark place, again under weights, for a further few days to ensure it has fully dried. At this point it can, if you wish, be varnished. Your Apple Ring can then be decorated and hung up by a ribbon if you wish.
[From: "The Real Witches' Year" by Kate West]