Monday, May 17, 2010
and open to Her Wisdom."
5th Day of the 6th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Artemis
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Hauthe/Hawthorn
4th Day of the Celtic Tree Month ~ Hauthe/Hawthorn
Moon Phase: Crescent - 9:37AM EDST
Moon rises: 9:04AM EDST
Moon sets: 11:56PM EDST
Moon in the Cardinal Water Sign
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Abundance in
Sun in Taurus
Sunrise: 6:02AM EDST
Sunset: 8:30PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
challenges are on the horizon?"
Beltaine (Calan Mai) Quarter of the Year
May 17th, 2010
Crescent Moon phase - The Crescent Mon appears approximately three and a half days after the New Moon, when the Moon goes forty-five degrees ahead of the Sun. Visible in the western sky after sunset, this slender, shimmering Crescent has an exquisite luminescence, as though linked with the radiance angel wings. Its image can inspire optimism and hope. Even the word 'Crescent' seems to draw us forward deriving from the Latin 'crescere,' meaning to increase or grow. Keywords for this phase are:
expansion, growth, struggle and opportunity. Now is the time in a lunar cycle when you gather the wisdom learned in the New Moon phase and communicate your intentions to move forward on your goals. Light a candle. Write or read an affirmation. LISTEN & ABSORB. Commit to your goal(s).
But even the most eager New Moon devotee often falls away from the lunation cycle here. What we need is a good witch Glenda to throw snow on the poppy field and pinch our cheeks awake. After all, fertility is promised; we need only discover what to cultivate. Setting the right goal for the cycle can keep us moving along the path. If we've fixed our objective prematurely at the New Moon, we may have propped up an old goal with little power to carry us forward. At the Crescent it's not only right to focus ourselves, it's important. Glenda offers some advice: "Remember, not all dreams are energetically supported at all times." She wants us to stay awake to the world, to retain some of that New Moon openness. This means our goal should respect the messages in our environment as well as the desires in our heart. We need to both direct effort and listen. This is especially true when the world is telling us something we don't expect to hear, something that make us yawn or drives us nuts.
lunation cycle require we also partner our (solar) will with our (lunar) receptivity. With too much will and not enough reflection, we'll reject the messages from our environment as stupid or irrelevant. The opposite will make us slack. Too much receptivity and we'll forget what the time is for, its creative potential slipping through our fingers. At best, the Crescent phase should bring a gradual focusing, a steady sharpening of our intention.
This is Moon Day - the Day of Remembering and Feeling - Impression Day - Our lunar receptivity could be pushing away our solar will - consider this when you feel like those goals you are considering seem like just too much to accomplish. There are Major magickal energies for Fertility and dreaming on our Dream Homes. There are minor magickal energies for rites/spells for domestic power this evening.