Friday, March 26, 2010
Gibbous Moon Phase
and open to Her Wisdom."
12th Day of the 4th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hera
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Fearn/Alder
9th Day of the Celtic Tree Month ~ Fearn/Alder
Moon Phase: Gibbous - 4:26PM EDST
Moon sets: 4:58AM EDST
Moon rises: 3:52PM EDST
Moon in the Fixed Fire Sign
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The compassion
Sun in Aries
Sunrise: 7:14AM EDST
Sunset: 7:37PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "How does your present
way of life need to change?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter of the Year
March 26th, 2010
Gibbous Moon Phase
Keywords for the Gibbous phase are: analyze, prepare, trust. It is the time in a lunar cycle to process the results of the actions taken during the First Quarter. During this phase you are gathering information. Give up making judgments, it will only lead to worry. Your knowledge is incomplete. Laugh. Analyze and filter. LOOK WITHIN
Today there Major magtickal energies for Romance - ah, Freya's Day - how appropriate. There are minor magickal energies to resolve quarrels with friends/lovers. So on Freya's Day - Venus Day - remember it is a day of Sharing and Relationships. The Gibbous Moon is in the Fixed Fire Sign of Leo so there will be feelings of the dramatic, especially concerning emotions. This might influence any resolving you might have in mind with friends or lover. Leo's firey energies brings us the feeling of wanting to the center of attention and also feelings of exuberance and vitality. Spring is blossoming outside and this can also increase our reactions to Leo's energy.
All the things we use in our Craft and magick shyould be cleansed before use, because unless we only gather them from nature, they will have been in contact with others. Other people leave traces of their thoughts and feelings on the things they touch and this unwanted psychic energy may interfere with the magick or spells we intend to use them for. The only exception to this is when you have been given something by a Witch in whom you have absoute confidence and trust. There are several ways of cleansing objects, and a little thought will tell you which method is best for which item.
Probably the most useful way way of cleansing something is to place it overnight in the light of the Full Moon. (Full Moon coming up on the 29th, next Monday - Moon Day) While the direct light of the Moon is preferable, you do need to ensure that your obejct will not be taken, moved by animals, or fall off an external windowsill. Using moonlight has the advantage of empowering the objects it touches too.
Waterproof objects can be cleaned by holding them under running water for 5 to 10 minutes. If you have access, a stream is best, otherwise under a tap is fine. In either case you need to be sure that small items cannot be washed away and lost.
Where running water is not suitable and you really cannot wait for the Full Moon, then draw a Pentagram with salt in one fluid line (you may need to practice). Place the item in the center overnight. In the morning dispose of the salt which will have absorbed all extraneous energies.
[From: "The Real Witches' Year" by Kate West]