Wednesday, December 30, 2009

15th Day of the Birch Lunar Cycle - Woden's Day

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

15th Day of the First Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Gaia
Lunar Tree Cycle - Beth/Birth
Celtic Tree Cycle ~ Beth/Birch
Moon Phase: Gibbous
Moon sets: 6:30AM EST
Moon rises: 3:51PM EST
Moon in Gemini v/c 3:28PM EST
Moon enters the Cardinal Water
Sign of Cancer at 9:44PM EST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The treasures of Winter
Sun in Capricorn
Sunrise: 7:42AM EST
Sunset: 5:02PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What are the landmarks
of your spiritual home?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
for the Year
December 30th, 2009

   This is Woden's Day -Wednesday - Mercury Day, the day of Communication and Connection.... being that we are in Mercury Retrograde I think this would be a day to approach with caution.  I think I would look at commication and connection in the terms of working through a Mercury Retrograde with re-words.  Such as maybe reviewing past communications and connections... and being that this about the last day of this year, it is a great time look back over the connections and communications that I've done and had in the past year.  The Major magickal energies suggested in Seasons of the Witch for Written Communication (to be done before the Moon goes void of course this evening) will be ones used for my review of past written communications - like for instance perhaps reading through my blog entries for the past year or so.

   When the Moon enters Cancer later this evening - it will be entering a Cardinal Water Sign which has the key phrase "I Feel".  This transit concerns desires about a home, emotional security, entertaining friends, cooking, security issues, nostalgia and the desire to nurture  A Full Moon in Cancer is a wonderful time for an elaborate full moon ritual due to Cancer's sensitivity and psychic attunement.

Here is a nice example of a Full Moon ritual - you can adapt it to suit your needs tomorrow night:

1.First, if your tradition requires you to cast a circle, do so at this time. If you don't normally cast a circle, at least take the time to ritually purify the area by smudging or asperging. This will establish the space as sacred.

You'll need a bowl of water and a moon candle for the altar. This is traditionally a white unscented pillar-style candle. You can decorate the moon candle with sigils or inscriptions etched with a hot knife. Adorn your altar with lunar symbols -- mirrors, silver ribbons, white crystals.

Feel free to substitute the names and attributes of the deities of your path in this incantation.

2.Turn to the altar, and hold your arms open wide. Tilt your head so that your face is skyward -- after all, this is a celebration honoring the full moon. Say:
"Goddess of the moon, queen of the night,

keeper of women's mysteries, mistress of the tides,

you who are ever changing and yet always constant,

I ask that you guide me with your wisdom,

help me grow with your knowlege,

and hold me in your arms."

At this time, light the moon candle, and take a moment to reflect upon the gifts you have in your life.

3.Hold the bowl of water to the sky. Say:

"The moon is the symbol of the mother,

and she watches over us day and night.

She brings the changing tide, the shifting night,

the flow that changes women's bodies,

and the passion of lovers to their beloved.

Her wisdom is great and all-knowing,

and we honor her tonight.

Keep your watchful eyes upon us, great mother,

until the cycle returns once more,

and bring us to the next full moon,

in your love and light."

4.Take a few moments to think about the things in your life which have changed in the past moon cycle. Are there people who have come into your world that you're thankful for? Have you ended a toxic relationship? Have you experienced good fortune at work? Meditate on all the things you have to be thankful for, as well as the things you would like to see change for you by the next full moon.

When you are ready, close the circle and end the ritual. If you choose, you can move into healing rites or magical workings, or a Cakes & Ale ceremony.


1.Use the moon water over the next month for watering plants, making offerings, or doing spellwork.

What You Need:

•A moon candle

•A bowl of water

•Moon symbols for your altar: mirrors, silver ribbons, crystals.

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