and open to Her Wisdom."
21st Day of the First Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hestia
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Beth/Birch
Celtic Tree Cycle ~ Beth/Birch
Moon Phase: Disseminating
Moon sets: 10:44AM EST
Moon rises: 11:24PM EST
Moon in Virgo v/c 7:19PM EST
Moon enters the Cardinal Air Sign
of Libra at 11:58PM EST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The spirit of the
Land in Winter
Sun in Capricorn
Sunrise: 7:43AM EST
Sunset: 5:07PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What is the source of your creativity?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter of the Year
January 5th, 2010
The beautiful image of birch trees by a flowing stream is a quilt pattern image from Wendy Butler Bern's website... Quilting, sounds like a nice wintertime project. http://www.wendybutlerberns.com/
She is shown as an attractive winged-woman with clawed feet. In modern times, she is popularly imaged as the beautiful vampire and the ultimate femme fatale. It is easy to envision Lilith as a raven-haired seductress draped in flowing black, her ebony wings swirling around her. She is thought to be ethereally beautiful, with pale skin, dark red lips and perhaps a small flash of elongated teeth. Seductive, aggressive, and dangerous - Lilith is all of these things.
To modern practitioners, Lilith is a patroness of Witches and a goddess of sexuality, wisdom, female equality, power, and independence. While Lilith is not traditionally linked to Tuesday her energies can still be worked with on Tuesdays. This can be an ideal day in the week for a big dose of in-your-face empowerment. These aggressive and strong characteristics are just what are called for on this day of passionate day.
Using a Pendulum
Before using your pendulum you should 'set' it, that is find the way in which it will respond. Ideally you should do this before every use. First, hold the string in your strong hand (the right if you are right-handed) and suspend it over your other hand. Hold it as steady as you can and then think of the strongest 'yes' you can. Observe the way the pendulum moves, whether it is back and forth, left and right, or round in a circle. Once you are sure you have established 'yes', stop the pendulum and clear your mind. Now repeat the process with the strongest 'no' you can visualize, again observing the pendulum's direction of movement. Now you are ready to ask your question(s). Remember to phrase it in such a way that the answer can only be yer or no. If you should get a different kind of movement then try again, but if it persists it could be that the answer is 'maybe' or that you are not meant to know.
"If you are not certain you want the answer,
don't ask the question."
[From "The Real Witches' Year" by Kate West]