and open to Her Wisdom."
26th Day of the First Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hecate
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Beth/Birch
Celtic Tree Cycle - Beth/Birch
Moon Phase: waning crescent
Moon rises: 3:55AM EST
Moon sets: 1:15PM EST
Moon in Scorpio v/c 10:02AM EST
Moon enters the Mutable Fire Sign
of Sagittarius at 1:10PM EST
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The magic of snow.
Sun in Capricorn
Sunrise: 7:42AM EST
Sunset: 5:11PM EST
Solar Question for the Day; "In which
areas do you most need to grow?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter of the Year
January 10th, 2010
Early this morning at about 5:00AM I saw the beautiful waning crescent moon just above the eastern horizon outside in my frigid 5 degree weather. For the first time since the day before the Full Moon the skies had cleared enough so that I could see the moon. I love watching it when it reaches this waning stages. Tomorrow it will reach the Balsamic phase.
The moon moves into the Mutable Fire Sign of Sagittarius today - the restless, enthusiastic Sagittarius loves adventure, change and motion. The moon in this sign is a time for philosophy, metaphysics, travelling, studying, and freedom from responsibility. Sagittarius brings the need to feel free of restrictions, and to be spontaneous. Her restless and independent nature wishes to explore and warm and friendly vibes make it a good time for seeing new places, encountering different people and relating to a changing environment.
The Lunar Meditation for today is 'the magic of snow' and I think a little Snow Magick from Scott Cunningham's "Earth, Air, Fire and Water" would be something to do honor the magick of snow. This spell is appropriate for right now because it is about banishing something - and that what we do during this waning moon phases. So consider what negative energies you want to rid of and then do this spell.
To Be Rid Of A Negative Condition
You can do this spell during day or you can wait until evening and then go outside with a small bowl. Fill it with clean snow. Pack it, level it with a gloved hand, and hurry it back inside.
After removing your ourdoor wraps, place the bowl of snow on a table. Hold your hands palms downward over the bowl and say:
Help me now
Win this fight."
Visualize the habit or condition as being in the snow - projects your thoughts of it or images of it into the snow. See the negative condition there. Push the power it has had over you into the snow. Know that the habit, its causes, and the power that you have given it are in the snow. Transfer the negative energy through your palms into the snow.
Pour one-half handful of rock salt (de-icing) salt into your projective hand. Look at the salt and sense its purifying, cleansing qualities.
Still visualizing your negative habit as being in the snow, sprinkle the salt over it until you've completely covered its surface. Say:
"White on white,
Salt on snow;
Fight your fight;
Next, take any small stone no more than one and a half inches in diameter. Hold this in your projective hand. Visualize freedom from your negative habit or condition. See yourself free from its grip. Sense the power that you possess to break the chain. After a few moments, grently place the stone on the surface of the salted snow. Say: "rock on salt, Salt on snow; Evil halt, Evil go!"
Sit before the bowl, staring down into it. Watch. Sense. Visualize the purifying potency of salt destroying your negative condition, its causes and the power that you've been giving it.
As the snow melts, release all connections that you have with the habit or negative condition. Visualize and feel your unconscious desires melting; dissolving into a sea of apathy, an ocean of disinterest, a surging river of purification.
When the salt has melted the snow, remove the stone, pour the water outside of your house (away from plants that may be asleep beneath their white blankets) and return inside.
Wash the bowl and the stone that you have used. Put them in a safe place until the next day.
Repeat the entire ritual for nine days. Visualize. Use your support groups. And just do it!