and open to Her Wisdom."
12th Day of the 5th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Gaia
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Saille/Willow
11th Day of the Celtic Tree Month ~ Saille/Willow
Moon Phase: waxing Gibbous Moon
Moon sets: 4:27AM EDST
Moon rises: 5:17PM EDST
Moon in Virgo v/c 2:20PM EDST
Moon enters the Cardinal Air Sign of Libra
at 4:16PM EDST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The compassion of memory.
Sun in Taurus
Sunrise: 6:26PM EDST
Sunset: 8:10PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What are your dreams
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter of the Year
April 25th, 2010
Moon in Libra - This lunar transit is about cooperation, harmony, fine artistic pursuits and focusing on relationships. And today is Sun Day - a Day of Intent, Creation and Renewal... perhaps you may find yourself this evening feeling like creating some artistic project or enjoying music.
Music and Magic
Music nd music-making are some of the earliest forms of magic. The use of drummingto raise energies, either those of the spirit world or those of the participants to power the magic, is evident in almost all societies around the world. Likewise the use of vocal sounds to harmonize with the Elements and the divine is a very ancient tradition. This is not surprising when you think of the emotions and feelings that music can engender.
In today's Craft we use singing, dancing, and chanting to raise energy for our spells and it has become traditional to 'draw up the Sun' at both the Summer and Solstices. However, make sure your drums are tuned or you may discourage the Sun from working its magickal energies. Many Witches also like to have music as part of their Rituals and workings, although if you are not personally musical this can be a problem as most CD and tape players seem to malfunction if placed within a cast Circle.
Another way you can use music is to find pieces which, to you, embody the essence of the Elements. Many people find the instrumental pieces are the most useful for this. Use your selected pieces to meditate on the Elements. If you are talented you can even create your own,.Also tapes of wildlife, birds, for example, and natural sounds, like the wind in the trees, or the sea, are an excellent aid to meditation, and you can always record these yourself.
"Try listening with your closed,
and you will hear more,"
[Excerpts from: "The Real Witches' Year" by Kate West]