Monday, March 15, 2010

New Moon - First day of Alder Lunar Cycle

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

1st Day of the 4th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Persephone
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Fearn/Alder
26th Day of the Celtic Tree Cycle ~ Nion/Ash
Moon Phase: New - 5:01PM EDST
Moon rises: 7:04AM EDST
Moon sets: 7:35PM EST
Moon in Pisces v/c 9:09PM EDST
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: A plant or flower
of your choice.
Sun in Pisces
Sunrise: 7:32AM EDST
Sunset: 7:25PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "Who are
you trying to control?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter of the Year
March 15th, 2010

New Moon

    The beginning of a new cycle. Keywords for the New phase are: beginning, birth, emergence, projection, clairty. It is the time in a cycle that you are stimulated to take a new action. During this phase the new cycle is being seeded by your vision, inner and outer. Engage in physical activity. Spend time alone. VISUALIZE  your goals for the 29.6-day cycle ahead.

    Today there are Major magickal energies for doing spells and rites to tune into your intuition before the moon goes void of course at 9:09PM EDST.  There are minor magickal energies for doing spells and/or rites regarding domestic issues. 

  Tonight do something to honor this beginning of a new lunar cycle - light a white candle and sit for a few moments and consider what goals you might want to achieve this cycle. 

* Take a seed for each goal, hold them one by one in cupped hands till you have thoroughly visualized each intention, then plant the seed(s) individually in a bowl of earth.

* Take a pure white candle, stroke it from base to center and tip to center with oil such as olive or almnod. Be careful to avoid the wick or the candle will splatter when it is lit. As you dress the candle in this way, concentrate on a fresh new project that you wish to work on, then light the candle. Burn it every night at the same time till the moon is full.

* Think of a goal, then tie three knots in a silver cord or ribbon, voicing your magickal intention with each knot. Put it on your shrine or tie it in the branches of a tree in your yard or garden till just before the next new moon, then untie the knots and cleanse the cord through the elements so that it can used again for future spells.

Magick for the new moon should be concerned with fresh wishes and goals, or new stages in projects already underway. Work toward putting energy into starting each project, but ask for some staying to prevent things from petering out again. 

Over the next few days, as the moon's crescent grows fuller, the general pace will settle to a steadier cadence. The airy, mental tempo of the very new moon will stablize, but at the same time emotions will come more to the fore. Eventually a point is reached when the energies seem to pause briefly, whuile still holding a sense of excitement and optimism. When this happens the end of the new moon phase has been reached and the waxing phase is well underway.  Tomorrow the moon moves into the Cardinal Fire Sign of Aries which is a time of feelings of intense activity, reaching out in emotional surges and impulsiveness.  You may find these feelings being further activated by the Moon's newness.

Over at   she has posted a great New Moon rite that is also centered on making out a goals list and then checking it out at the Full Moon phase.... love this idea.

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