Monday, May 31, 2010
Disseminating Moon Phase begins
and open to Her Wisdom."
19th Day of the 6th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Demeter
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Hauthe/Hawthorn
18th Day of the Celtic Tree Month ~ Hauthe/Hawthorn
Moon Phase: Disseminating - 3:41PM EDST
Moon sets: 9:03AM EDST
Moon rises: 11:54PM EDST
Moon in Capricorn v/c 11:41PM EDST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The company of
Sun in Gemini
Sunrise: 5:52AM EDST
Sunset: 8:42PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "Which of your
neglected friends would most enjoy hearing from you?"
Beltaine (Calan Mai) Quarter of the Year
May 31st, 2010
Disseminating Moon - Keywords for the Disseminating phase are: demonstration, distribution, sharing and introspection. This is the time in a lunar cycle to further process your advancement toward your goal by looking at the results of your adjusting action taken at the Full Moon phase. During this phase you gain clarity by sharing what you've learned through awareness. Demonstrate your power of abundance by giving back to your community. Visit friends. Distribute your knowledge. SHARE. Reach out and touch someone. [this advice goes along with our Solar Question for today.]
Consider the Disseminating Moon, which appears three to four days after the Full Moon. Says lunation expert Dane Rudhyar of this phase, "Form, revealed in a moment of lucid perception at the 'Full Moon'..... gradually releases its meaning (or significance) as the Moon decreases in light. The waning period of the lunation is thus a period of growth for the active power of consciousness. Consciousness, once it is formulated, can be shared with others, and thus can actively affect and transform others."
In the Disseminating phase we work our magick with consciousness, with the power of meaning. After receiving our Full Moon revelation, we absorb its significance and send it out at this phase, affecting the world, transforming ourselves. In the weeks of the waxing Moon, going from New Moon to Full Moon, are like an excited climb up a roller coaster. Anticip0atory, sky-facing, we feel we're heading towards something big. Reaching the Full Moon brings us to that exquisite phase on highest peak. We see the whole park as we've never seen it before. The people wandering below are tiny, oblivious; it's like we know something they don't. Then our car tips downward, sending our heart in our throat. We're momentarily breathless, our vision blurs. We scream! And the whole park is transformed with our Disseminating call.
Of course the ride we get at the Waning Moon depends on our climb during the waxing weeks. We built the track then. Suppose our solar consciousness was strong, that we knew what we wanted and our efforts were successful. Then we're charged with enthusiasm at the Disseminating phase. We're ready to take our message to a waiting world, like a preacher infused with the power of her religion.
But what if we didn't use the waxing weeks well? Magick appears nonetheless. We discover the eye of the newt and tongue of toad our unconscious was quietly assembling in the back room. This brew is more lunar, reflective of our habits and hidden choices. And it's potent. Its thrust into consciousness can be quite energizing, revolutionizing, even driving our waning weeks into greater productivity than an industrious waxing climb.
Because this type of Full Moon insight arrives unexpectedly, there's always a danger that we will miss or want to turn away from it. Pay attention the next few days - view the Disseminating Moon in the early morning hours when it is still visible. Turn inward enough to seek this Full Moon insight that might be trying to 'talk' to the conscious mind.
[Excerpts from Dana Gerhardt's Moon Watching]