and open to Her Wisdom."
13th Day of the 4th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Gaia
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Fearn/Alder
10th Day of the Celtic Tree Month ~ Fearn/Alder
Moon Phase: Gibbous
Moon sets: 5:30AM EDST
Moon rises: 5:08PM EDST
Moon in Leo v/c 4:35AM EDST
Moon enters the Mutable Earth Sign
of Virgo at 6:57AM EDST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The invitation sent by
Sun in Aries
Sunrise: 7:12AM EDST
Sunset: 7:38PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What new
influences are trying to come into your life?
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter of the Year
March 27th, 2008
There are Major magickal energies for dealing with spells and rites of Protection. Being that this is Saturn's Day, a day of Manifestation and Structure, Assessment and Responsibility - keep this aspects in mind when creating Protection for yourself or others.
The Moon has moved into the Mutable Earth Sign of Virgo - the key word for which is "I analyze". This fits into the energies of the Gibbous Moon phase... which has a keyword of 'analyze.' After strutting our stuff in being drama queens during the Leo moon transit, we now are feeling the need for practicality, organization, cleaning up our diet and/or house, healing our body and maybe even offering healing to others and generally attending to loose ends. Saturn's day is a good day for that. This is a time for taking responsibility and cleaning up the messes we've been leaving. Housecleaning is a good way to work our way through a Virgo transit - ah, yes, Spring cleaning. During a Virgo Moon, women are mentally active but there is a tendency to excessive criticism both of oneself and others. Emotionally it is an inward time, when we can reflect on personal relationships. Don't be too harsh with yourself during this transit.
Now here is a good subject for this housecleaning moon transit -
Picture a traditional Witch's cottage and the chances are that you will imagine cobwebs. Now, this could be because the folklore image of the Witch is as a poor old woman, possibly no longer able to clean her home. But I like to think it may have something to do with the uses of cobwebs, for not only are they brilliant works of art and nature's highly efficient fly traps, they have been used in healing and in healing magick.
Even when I was a child it was common to be told to place a clean (i.e. not dusty) cobweb over a cut or bleeding wound to help stop the bleeding, and if the wound is not too deep it will work. It use to be said that, for every cobweb you see on waking, you will receive a kiss that day. But if you find one across your door it indicates that your love is with another. Cobwebs in the kitchen are said to indicate a house without kisses. If you can collect a cobweb with dew on it, with breaking it, place in on a dish of water to attract love into your life. Cobwebs are frequently used in spells to promote communication, perhaps after a disagreement. Name two objects after the 'warring' parties and wrap them in a cobweb. Place in the light of the Sun for 7 days.
Note that it is unlucky to kill a spider or to disrube it on its web, but it is permitted to removed old, or unoccupied webs.
the housework will always keep."
[From: "The Witches' Real Year" by Kate West]