Thursday, March 4, 2010
Thor's Day - Waning Moon in Scorpio
and open to Her Wisdom."
20th Day of the 3rd Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Demeter
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Nion/Ash
15th Day of the Celtic Tree Cycle ~ Nion/Ash
Moon Phase: Disseminating Moon
Moon sets: 8:35AM EST
Moon rises: 11:30PM EST
Moon in the Fixcd Water Sign of
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The blessing of rain.
Sun in Pisces
Sunrise: 6:49AM EST
Sunset: 6:13PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What news do you wait to hear?" What
changes will it bring?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter of the Year
March 4th, 2010
This morning I am watching the sunrise - this is the first one I've seen in a least a couple of weeks. No, not because I don't get up that early - I do get up very early but because I've living under a thick cloud cover for a couple of weeks now. Yesterday afternoon the sun finally shone here in western PA.
The sky had large blue patches and the night was clear. I saw the disseminating moon this morning and stars. How lovely after being without these sights of nature and the universe. Maybe there will be an end to this endless round of snow and clouds. The picture at the beginning of this blog entry is pretty much what it looks like outside my window as the sun begins coming up over the eastern horizon.
There are no Major or minor magickal energies today - Thursday - Thor's Day - Jupiter Day, a Day of Vision, Spiritual Insight and Expansion.
Cleansing Carpets Magically
Spring is almost upon us and as the days grow longer we start to notice that our homes are no longer as clean and fresh as we would like. Not only that, but there will be trace energies from everyone who has been in the house and everything which has happened there. This has a traditionally been a time of turning out and cleaning and while we no longer scrub the whole house from top to bottom it is good to freshen up the home on both the spiritual and physical levels.
Take 4 oz. (100g) of bicargonate of soda and place in a jar with a lid. Stir in 2 teaspons of dried or fresh lavender, 1 teaspoon of rosemary, 1 teaspoon of chamomile and 6 bay leaves. Put the lid on tightly and draw an invoking pentagram over it. Store in a cool, dark and dry place for 2 weeks. When next you are going to do your vacuuming, sprinkle some of the mixture over the carpet first and leave it for 5 minutes before vacuuming it up again. You may find that it's best to remove the bay leaves before use if your vacuum is likely to struggle with them. When you have finished the whoe house, empty the vacuum so that any residual energies are not still in the home.
This mixture is also very good at removing smells from pets or spills from carpets, althought it they are very strong or persistent you wil need to brush it in and leave it for an hour before vacuuming it up again.
[From: "The Real Witches' Year" by Kate West]