"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."
25th Day of the 11th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Medusa
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Gort/Ivy
Celtic Tree Cycle ~ Ngetal/Reed
Moon Phase: waning Last Quarter
Moon rises: 1:23AM EST
Moon sets: 2:06PM EST
Moon in the Mutable Earth
Sign of Virgo
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The life made
available by decay.
Sun in Scorpio
Sunrise: 7:01AM EST
Sunset: 5:06PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "Which
old desires do you need to relinquish?'
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter of the Year
November 11th, 2009
Here we are in a Virgo moon transit - perhaps you need to do a little cleaning around your altar......
All the things we use in our Craft and magick should be cleansed before use, because unlss we only gather them from nature, they will have been in contact with others. Other people leave traces of their thoughts and feelings on the things they touch and this unwanted psychic energy may interfere with the magick or spells we intend to use them for. The only exception to this is when you have been given something by Witch in whom you have absolute confidence and trust. There are several ways of cleansing objects, and a little thought will tell you which method is best for which item.
Probably the nmost useful way of cleansing something is to place it overnight in the light of the Full Moon. While the direct light of the Moon is preferable, you do need to ensure that your object will not be taken, moved by animals, or fall off an external windowsill. Using moonlight has the advantage of empowering the objects it touches too.
Waterproof objects can be cleansed by holding them under running water for 5 to 10 minutes. If you have access, a stream is best, otherwise under tap water is fine. In either case you need to be sure that small items cannot be washed away or lost.
Where running water is not suitable and you really cannot wait for the Full Moon, then draw a Pentagram with salt in fluid line (you may need to practice). Place the item in the center overnight. In the morning dispose of the salt which will have absorbed all extraneous energies.
Next week there is beginning of a new lunar cycle with the New Moon on Monday, the 16th. This will be a good time to cleanse your altar completely. Some of the supplies you can have on hand are: holy water; scented oil; incense; minature broom (you can find plenty of these in dollar stores this time of the year); salt; two bowls (one for the salt and one for the water - any small, waterproof container is acceptable - even large seashells); red candle (either taper or votive); candle holder; inspirational music. The most important aspect of any magick or ritual is that you take your time, and perform the working without interruption. So plan ahead for the what will be the right time for you to do your altar cleaning.