Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thor's Day - Earth Day

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

9th Day of the 5th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Kore
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Saille/Willow
8th Day of the Celtic Tree Month ~ Saille/Willow
Moon Phase: waxing First Quarter
Moon sets: 3:00AM EDST
Moon rises: 1:37PM EDST
Moon in the Fixed Fire
Sign of Leo
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The blessing
of fire.
Sun in Taurus
Sunrise: 6:31AM EDST
Sunset: 8:07PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "In
what areas do you need to rest and recover?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter of the Year
April 22nd., 2010

    Thor's Day - Jupiter's Day - the Day of Vision, Spiritual Insight, and Expansion.... there are Major magickal energies for rites/spells regarding recognition and to collect debts and/or favors.  How about a rite for the recognition of what the Earth does for us everyday or a spell to collect the debts and favors for the Earth in what we owe Her/Gaia?  Cast a spell in which we do a favor for the Earth by helping to reverse environmental damage.  No matter where you live, there is environmental damges going on.  As a Witch you should be very aware of your need to be 'earth aware.' 

Earth Meditation:

  This meditation is to be done barefoot - hopefully your part of the world will be warm enough for you to do this.  If it still just too cold to walk around outside barefoot or if its raining - bring some earth indoors in bowls or on trays.  Let it dry some if it is wet.  Sit in such a way that you are comfortable, with the soles of your feet and the palms of your hands touching the earth. Close your eyes and breathe deeply to relax. Feel the earth by being aware of touching the earth with your hands and feet. Feel how the texture of the earth feels against your skin. Take the forefinger of your strong hand (your power hand) and draw a circle over your third eye, then replace your hand on the soil.  Continue breathing deeply and evenly until you become aware of the smell of the earth. Now visualize the energy of Earth, the pulse of the Land. Allow your breathing to slow to this rhythm. Visualize the of the Land as a deep green pulsing light, rising up through your feet and hands, regenerating and revitalizing you. See it pushing out all weariness and stress. When you feel truly in tune with the land, allow your breathing to resume its normal pace, open your eyes and rub your arms and legs to ground yourself.
[Excerpts from a meditation in "The Real Witches' Year" by Kate West]


Mother's Moon's Message said...

beautiful... love the last little cartoon...

SpiritPhoenix said...

I love that first picture. For some reason when I first looked at it it looked like someone was walking out from behind the curtain. The tree trunk looks like a ripple or opening in the sea of the forest. Almost like a wood nymph is opening a door to our world.

Chatters said...

Yes beautiful pictures. Enjoyed reading your meditation, have kind of touched on it. always try to touch the earth in some way when I meditate outside. I'm going try this visualisation next time

Sobeit said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments. I like to search for pictures that will enhance what I make notes of every day. I am such a visual person. But I too love the little cartoon I came across for at the end. Unfortunately so true of most minds of those in charge now a days.
Chatters - glad you like the meditation. I have done it both ways - with bowls of dirt inside in our cold winter months and outdoors when the weather is warmer and nature is awakening. I find both to be inspirational to me. This is a visualization meditation that can be constantly re-invented every time it is done.