Monday, February 22, 2010
Moon Day - Day of Remembering and Feeling
and open to Her Wisdom."
10th Day of the 3rd Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hera
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Nion/Ash
5th Day of the Celtic Tree Cycle ~ Nion/Ash
Moon Phase: waxing First Quarter
Moon sets: 2:02AM EST
Moon rises: 11:16AM EST
Moon in the Mutable Air Sign
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The vista through the
windows of imagination.
Sun in Pisces
Sunrise: 7:04AM EST
Sunset: 6:02PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "In what areas
do you need to rest and recover?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter of the Year
February 22nd., 2010
Moon in Gemini - Moon in the Mutable Air sign of Gemini is a time of communication and other means of expression, freedom, adaptability, short journeys (probably to work and back), reading or writing, a desire for variety and having more than one thing giong at once. You might feel talkative and you might want to work with your hands. Women are more adaptable and changeable, so take all statements and promises with a grain of salt, especially if the person has proven fickle in the past. It's a hard time to make any decisions, but a good time to use your wit and cleverness in conversation. And by the way there Major magickal energies today for rites/spells regarding travel and intuition...
Monthly Astrological Transits of the Moon - The moon's astrological sign changes every 2 to 2 1/2 days, as she is the fastest moving of all planets in the zodiac. Her lunar transists indicate daily and hourly moods which can change as quickly as the moon's sign. Days of the month when the transisting moon is in your personal moon sign is a good time to work on your compulsions and unexplainabloe drives. It is also one of your personal power days. If the transisting moon is conjunct (the same sign and degrees as your natal sun or moon sign), it will be a time of strength and authority. Eclipses often bring on crises, particularly if they occur during your astrological sign.
You may want to begin creating rituals for times (called returns) when the astrological sign is in the same sign as your sun, moon, and other personal planets. These rituals can give your the opportunity to ground yourself and become attuned to these energies.
Triggers/Mudras - from "The Inner Temple of Witchcraft" by Penczak
Continuing from yesterday's posting on Instant Magick and triggers that put us into mindsets for light trances --- Once you program your trigger, you can use it for many different effects in your everyday life. Here are some of the more traditional ideas used by witches. Penczak combines visualization with intent. Sometimes he will ask the Goddess and God for his intent, silently in his mind, and ask that it be 'correct and for the good of all involved.'
Accelerated Learning - Hold your trigger when reading a book, studying for a test, or listening to a lecture. The teaching will penetrate deeper and be more fully understood. When you need to recall the information, use your trigger again. Some people can re-create the pages memorized on the screen of their mind, and 'look up' the answers.
Affirmation - Use your trigger when you do affirmations and you don't have time to get into a meditative state.
Animal Communication - You can project your thoughts to animals, and receive impressions from them as well. Try 'speaking' to a pet or other animals, and see if it responds. This communication is not limited to animals, but also extends to the consciousness of plants and even minerals.
Bending Time - Believe it or not, time, or our perception and movement in it, is not as immutable as you think. Next time you are running late and do not have enough time to get to your destination, use your trigger and imagine yourself getting there exactly on time. Penczak has used this many times to get to jobs on time when running impossibly late. There is a joke that there is 'real' time and pagan standard time, running about a half hour late. It does not have to be so, if you use instant magick.
Body Control - We have far greater ability to control our bodily systems than we currently use. Medicine is exploring the frontier through something called biofeedback control, but witches and shamans have known about it for a while. You can control your response to extremes in temperature and pain. The next time you are out in the cold, use your trigger and either imagine yourself warm or unbothered by the cold. Penczak has tested it out on cold New England mornings waiting for the bus, and he is very glad he learned this skill.
Cosmic Telephone Message - Cosmic telephone message is a quirky way to say you are leaving a psychic message for someone to call you. It is partticularly useful when the person is out of reach. Use your trigger and think of the person you wish to reach. Leave a message, like you would on an answering machine, asking him or her to call you. Usually you will hear from the person in three days, saying "I don't know why, but I was thinking about you."
More ways to use your 'trigger' tomorrow.