and open to Her Wisdom."
15th Day of the 11th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Gaia
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Gort/Ivy
Moon Phase: Gibbous
Moon sets: 5:35AM EST
Moon rises: 4:18PM EST
Moon in Aries v/c 12:13PM EST
Moon enters the Fixed Earth Sign of Taurus at 7:43PM EST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The treasures of Winter
Sun in Scorpio
Sunrise: 6:49AM EST
Sunset: 5:17PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What are you attempting to manifest now?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter of the Year
November 1st., 2009
The Samhain Quarter
The winter quarter of Samhain brings the gifts of restoration and
renewal, as the cold weather closes in, so the soul is led to more
reflective depths. It is traditionally associated with the
remembrances of the ancestors, with the coming of death and
the conception of life. In the human growth cycle, Samhain corresponds
to the period of old age, when wisdom, freedom of spirit and clarity
are experienced. Samhain is a good time to celebrate the lives
of all wise elders, all those whose actions and ideas have brought
revolutioin and peace, all holy ones whose sacrifice have brought
new life and opened spiritual thresholds to all.
Activities for the Winter Months:
- Practice introspection, meditation, contemplation, drawing upon the peaceful sanctuary of this season.
- Shift burdens by doing something about them (e.g. make your will) or by giving up unnecessary patterns
- Remember your ancestors and celebrate their wisdom.
- In this deep season of darkness and introspecton, seek the sun at midnight, the rich treasures that lie in the lap of Winter.
- Be aware of the ancestral ateachers, the grandparents and elders of the spiritual traditions, whose footsteps have kept the pathways open.
- Cut back old growth in the garden and burn or compost it. Dig over the soil in preparation for the Spring.
- Walk and meditate outdoors for at least ten minutes daily.
- Indentify the nature of the soil and rock-forms in your locality and how this affects the life-forms who live upon the land.
- Be active, with like-minded others, in recording, preserving, living and learning about the ancient wisdom of indigenous peoples,. especially those in your own land.
- As you travel through the land of Winter, relate your spiritual journey to the wisdom of this season.
"Season of the darkness, Come!
Magick thrives with little Sun.
Happy flickering candlenight
Wrap our joy in glorious night."