and open to Her Wisdom."
28th Day of the 11th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hecate
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Gort/Ivy
Celtic Tree Cycle ~ Ngetal/Reed
Moon Phase: Balsamic
Moon rises: 4:51AM EST
Moon sets: 3:27PM EST
Moon in Libra v/c 5:10PM EST
Moon enters the Fixed Water
Sign of Scorpio at 5:29PM EST
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Memory of
dear ones dead or absent.
Sun in Scorpio
Sunrise: 7:04AM EST
Sunset: 5:04PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "How are you respecting or abusing friendship?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter of the Year
November 14th, 2009
The Balsamic moon enters the Fixed Water sign of Scorpio in its preparation to turning towards the next new lunar cycle beginning with a New Moon on Monday - the 16th of November. A New Moon
is in the current Sun Sign of which it occurs.... so while the Sun is in Scorpio, this coming New Moon
will be in Scorpio for a very short time.
The moon's transit through Scorpio is a time of death and rebirth, (not necessarily physical death), intensity, extremes and heightened sensitivity. It is good for focusing, being sexual,and doing psychic work because of the deep emotions and desires Scorpio brings. Since sensitivity is heightened you may find this a wonderful time when you can feel the Goddess most intensely, especially the Dark or Crone Goddesses. Emotional resentments from the past can surface and block your heightened creative energy, so fight urges to be suspicious, secretive and moody. This is a time of regeneration and cleaning out emotional debris from this passing lunar cycle.
Scorpio Energy Spell
Favorable Timing: Tuesday or Saturday, hour of Mars or Saturn, moon in Scorpio, dark of the moon, or Sun in Scorpio...
Focus: Looking for strategic advancement or need to add that extra intensity punch? Scorpio energy will provide the depth of experience and bring opportunities you desire. Scorpio energy brings power, influence and long-term alliance. Above all other signs, Scorpio is the crisis breaker!
Spell: Although Scorpio is a water sign, it carries the energy of the fire down below. Fill an old cooking pot with water (the bigger the problem, the more water). Add 3 pieces of jet; 1/2 teaspoon of angelica; 1/2 teaspoon elder tree leaves; and one teaspoon lemon juice. On a piece of paper, outline the problem and the resolution needed. Draw the sigils for Pluto and Scoprio over the pot. Add to the top and bottom of your paper. Fold the paper into a small triangle. Bring mixture to a boil. Add paper triangle, visualizing a positive outcome. Boil dry, (Be careful, and watch the pot closely so you don't create an accident or hazarad.) Turn off the burner. Allow the pot to cool. Scrape contents into a bowl. Empty bowl at a crossroads at midnight.
[From Silver Ravenwolf's "Solitary Witch"]