Sunday, April 18, 2010

Crescent Moon phase - Mercury Retrograde

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

5th Day of the 5th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Artemis
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Saille/Willow
4th Day of the Celtic Tree Month ~ Saille/Willow
Moon Phase: Crescent 1:40AM EDST
Moon sets: 12:15AM EDST
Moon rises: 9:01AM EDST
Moon in the Mutable Air Sign of Gemini
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Your kinship with
Sun in Aries
Sunrise: 6:37AM EDST
Sunset: 8:02PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What do you
 need to let go of and how is it impeding you?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter of the Year
April 18th, 2010

Crescent Moon - Keywords for this phase from are - expansion, growth, struggle, and opportunity. This is the time in a lunar cycle when you gather wisdom learned in the New Moon phase and communicate your intention to move forward. Light a candle. Write or read an affirmation. LISTEN & ABSORB. Commit to your goal.  

Today there are minor magickal energies for working with animals. It is Sun Day (Sunday) and a Day of Intent, Creation and Renewal. 

Mercury Retrograde - began today - sigh, I always feel rather constricted in what decisions I make during this time.  Most of this retrograde period will occur while the Sun is in Taurus (Tuesday, the Sun moves into Taurus) and Taurus being solid and stable and disliking changes could make this retgrade experience a bit more uncomfortable.  Mercury retrograde largely affects communication, decision making and sometimes travel.  This retrograde period will last through May 11th.  This site   has a pretty good article on this Mercury Retrograde period now.  And also this site gives a solid discussion on Mercury Retrogrades: 

  And is another good site too: 

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