Sunday, May 9, 2010

Waning Moon enters Aries

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

26th Day of the 5th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hecate
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Saille/Willow
25th Day of the Celtic Tree Month ~ Saille/Willow
Moon Phase: waning half
Moon rises: 3:33AM EDST
Moon sets: 4:13PM EDST
Moon in Pisces v/c 4:12PM EDST
Moon enters the Cardinal Fire Sign
of Aries at 5:29PM EDST
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The richness
of your inner treasury.
Sun in Taurus
Sunrise: 6:10AM EDST
Sunset: 8:22PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What old story
are you telling against yourself? What new
story waits to be told?"
Beltaine (Calan Mai) Quarter of the Year
May 9th, 2010

Moon enters Aries later today.  This moon transit is about new beginnings, intense activity, reaching out in emotional surges and impulsiveness.  With waning moon energy permeating the vibes of our inner selves I am wondering how many of these Aries feelings will be manifesting in the next couple of days.
Will there be impulsive endings being initiated when instead we should be waiting until after the New Moon and re-look at the issue or relationship?  Will there be emotional surges that are triggered by the waning moon feeling that we need to let go of something?  And there is still that pesky Mercury Retrograde lurking in the background.  As for new beginnings, well, there can be some planning going on regarding what we will be thinking of starting with the New Moon which will happen on the 13th day of this month and, AND, Mercury Retrograde will be a thing of the past then... I have a feeling this New Moon will bring a great sigh of relief.  We will still be under the restraints of a Sun and Moon in Taurus but the second day of this upcoming lunar cycle will be in Gemini - an Air sign and maybe it will bring us fresh breezes of thought, communication (no more Mercury Retrograde to snarl things up) and having the desire and ability to have more than one thing at a time going on.  I am hoping by then that this weather system of wind and heavy, chilly rains and intense clouds will have moved on and summer weather can begin again.  

OK, and it is Mother's Day here in the US and I am sure Hallmark's cash registers have been going ku-ching all week.  My mother has passed over many years ago and so has my husband's so there is no one for us to honor today.... my children have and will be in touch today to say hi which is all I expect from them.  I hate seeing them spend money on a time when they are guilt-ridden to spend money that could be to better use somewhere else... but here is some historical information on this special day for mothers:
Historical antecedents

Lamberts thought[who?] this day emerged from a custom of mother worship in ancient Greece, which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of Greek gods.{Encyclopædia Britannica
(1959)Vol.15,p. 849} This festival was held around the Vernal Equinox around Asia Minor and eventually in Rome itself from the Ides of March (15 March) to 18 March.

The ancient Romans also had another holiday, Matronalia, that was dedicated to Juno, though mothers were usually given gifts on this day.

In Europe there were several long standing traditions where a specific Sunday was set aside to honor motherhood and mothers such as Mothering Sunday. Mothering Sunday celebrations are part of the liturgical calendar in several Christian denominations, including Anglicans, and in the Catholic calendar is marked as Laetare Sunday, the fourth Sunday in Lent to honour the Virgin Mary and your "mother" church (the main church of the area). Historians think that children who served in houses were given a day off on that date so they could visit their families. The children would pick wild flowers along the way to place them on the church or to give them to their mothers as gifts.[1]

International Women's Day was celebrated for the first time in 28 February 1909, in the US,[2] by which time Anna Jarvis had already begun her national campaign in the US. It is now celebrated in many countries on March 8.

The "Mother's Day Proclamation" by Julia Ward Howe was one of the early calls to celebrate Mother's Day in the United States. Written in 1870, Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation was a pacifist reaction to the carnage of the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War. The Proclamation was tied to Howe's feminist belief that women had a responsibility to shape their societies at the political level.

These historical facts come from:'s_Day 
Julie Howe's pacifist proclamation still holds true today - there is continued killing going on and many mothers are losing children while power struggles continue. 

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