Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Waxing New Moon enters the Fire Sign of Aries

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

4th Day of the 3rd Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Artemis
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Nion/Ash
27th Day of the Celtic Tree Cycle ~ Luis/Rowan
Moon Phase: waxing New Moon
Moon rises: 7:59AM EST
Moon sets: 8:42PM EST
Moon in Pisces v/c 11:13AM EST
Moon enters the Cardinal Fire Sign of Aries
at 7:30PM EST
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The gifts of Spring
Sun in Aquarius
Sunrise: 7:12AM EST
Sunset: 5:55PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What experience
of life do you most crave?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter of the Year
February 16th, 2010

    It is Tiu's Day (Tuesday) Mars Day - the day of Activity and Physicality, Passion and Desire.  With the moon moving into the Cardinal Fire Sign of Aries later this evening there will be plenty of 'fiery' energy going on then - waxing new moon + Fiery Aries = Major magickal energies for rites/spells regarding Competition and Personal Advocacy issues can be done after the moon enters Aries at 7:30PM EST.. In the meantime there are some minor magickal energy for rites/spells regarding job hunting before the moon goes void of course at 11:13AM - perhaps in the early morning hours as new beginnings.

    Tiu's Day is the day to work any magick that falls in the catagory of increasing strength, courage, bravery and passion. All of these intense emotions are linked to this day's energies, and spells designed around these themes will have extra punch when performed on this magickal day. So, let's add a little passion and conviction into your life!  Break out the daring red pieces of your wardrobe, and put a little pizzazz into your day. A goddess associated with Tiu's Day is Lilith, work with her and see what she has to teach you about personal power and sexuality.  This advice comes from Ellen Dugan's "Book of Witchery". 


    Lilith is the divine lady owl and the original bad-ass chick. She is often portrayed as a dark, winged beguiling sorceress. Our most familiar image of Lilith comes from a terra-cotta relief from Sumer, dating back to about 2000 B.C.E.  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 Tuesday, it would seem with all these qualities about her I would think this would be a good day to work her energy and aspects. Perhaps it's time to make some new traditions. Sometimes you gotta go with your gut - personalize your witchery and magick! Go with what you think will work best for you. After all, Lilith's feisty and fiery qualities are perfect for a Tuesday. Today is the ideal day for a big dose of in-your-face female empowerment! These aggressive and strong characteristics are just what is called for.
[Further excerpts from Dugan's "Book of Witchery"]

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