and open to Her Wisdom."
Eve of Winter Solstice
Ruled by the Mother/Crone
Lunar Tree Time ~ Ailm
Celtic Tree Cycle ~ Ruis/Elder
Moon Phase: Crescent - 9:49AM EST
Moon rises: 10:18AM EST
Moon sets: 9:00PM EST
Moon in the Fixed Air Sign
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Thresholds of light in your life.
Sun in Sagittarius
Sunrise: 7:38AM EST
Sunset: 4:55PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: ""What is the source of your spiritual guidance?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter of the Year
December 20th, 2009
This is the Eve of the Winter Solstice
This is the great celebration of Mother Night.
These words come from http://www.owlsdaughter.com/owls-wings/ blog entry for today as does the beautiful image I have put at the beginning of this blog entry. Be sure to go there and read her words, they are beautiful.
"The shortest day and the longest night in the ever turning calendar of the seasons, Yule is classified as a "low holiday" or lesser celebration on the Wheel of the Year..." And these words come from
http://kerrdelune.blogspot.com/ blog today - her honoring of this wonderful time on our ever turning Wheel of the Year.
Tomorrow morning deep in a cave in Ireland (New Grange) the sun reaches her rays along a rock corridor and illuminates a spiral carving. In France, light travels along the multiple lines of boulders that stand like petrified soldiers at Carnac. In southwestern American, a shaft of light cuts across a rock carving like a cosmic arrow.
Across the world our ancestors felt the need to mark this day as special. They built huge carins of stone, cut into hard granite, built intricate monuments. What was the deep wisdom they knew, which caused them to create such rich and eloquent shrines? And how can we get it back?
"The rising of the sun
and the running of the deer,
and the playing of sweet music
at the turning of the year."
___ Traditional Yule carol
And so we will be entering the Solstic week.