Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Moon enters the First Quarter phase
and open to Her Wisdom."
9th Day of the 4th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Kore
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Fearn/Alder
6th Day of the Celtic Tree Month ~ Fearn/Alder
Moon Phase: First Quarter - 7:00AM EDST
Moon sets: 2:52AM EDST
Moon rises: 12:12PM EDST
Moon enters the Cardinal Water Sign
of Cancer 2:16AM EDST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The blessing of fire.
Sun in Aries
Sunrise: 7:19AM EDST
Sunset: 7:34PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What memories
do you most appreciate?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter of the Year
March 23rd., 2010
Keywords for the First Quarter phase are: action, expression, growth, breaking away. It is the time in a lunar cycle to take initial action necessary to achieve your goal by expressing your needs and desires. FEEL & MOVE. Make phone calls. Write letters. Dance. Act now.
Working With First Quarter Energies
It's perfectly okay to work ritual on this part of the moon's cycle, but often it's better to use the special power of the first quarter to review work already in progress, or to gain insights into the way spells are unfolding. If you are lighting a spell candle daily, pause in the process of igniting the wick and tune in to know how the spell is forming. Does the energy feel right? Do any new factors occur to you that might improve the end result: for example, you may gain a sudden feeling about the way the goal should manifest, or some details may become clearer and would profit from added visualization. Another beneficial use for the first quarter is to quietly go within in contemplation or meditation and see what needs to be done when the full moon arrives, what magick might be appropriate then, or which areas of your life could benefit from focus and attention.
The moon's quarters are not widely used in magick and ritual, and yet they are valuable stations in the cycle when loose ends can be tied up and impetus gathered before entering the next stage.
[excerpts from: "Praise to the Moon" by Elen Hawke]
Today there are minor magickal energies for working rites and spells for warrior energy and courage.
During the waxing moon time in a lunar cycle the lunar power is constantly increasing and so this is an ideal time cast a spell requiring the fulfillment of a request. The waxing moon is for constructive magick, such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or health.