"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."
22nd Day of the 5th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hestia
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Saille/Willow
21st Day of the Celtic Tree Month ~ Saille/Willow
Moon Phase: Disseminating Moon
Moon rises: 1:55AM EDST
Moon sets: 12:16PM EDST
Moon in the Fixed Air Sign of
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The role of ecstasy in
Sun in Taurus
Sunrise: 6:14AM EDST
Sunset: 8:18PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "Where
are your energies overextended?" Beltaine (Calan Mai) Quarter of the Year
May 5th, 2010
While I was outside early this morning a little after 5:00AM - the sky was crystal clear and the moon brightly shining - it sure looked like it has reached the Last Quarter phase but according my Zodiacarts Moon Calendar it does not reach the Last Quarter phase until 12:14AM tomorrow morning... but on my
Sunrise/Sunset calendar for this area the moon enters the Last Quarter phase at 11:15PM tonight. Either way I still say it looked like a Last Quarter moon this morning.
So here it is Woden's Day - Mercury's Day - the day of Communication and Connection - and we're still in Mercury Retrograde, sigh. But that is expected to ended next week on the 11th - yeah.
Browsing through my Kala Trobe book - "The Witch's Guide to Life" this morning - I noticed the sub-chapter titled 'Does Being a Witch Make Life Easy?' Hmmm, I think a lot of us when first discovering the Craft think that if we are truly a Witch things have to be easier because we will have achieved control over a lot things in our lives. But as we study the Craft we discover this is not necessarily true - for one thing, witchcraft increases one's perceptions. The witch is sensitive psychically and psychologically - she trains herself to be. Therefore we are easily affected by atmospheres emanating from the living, the dead, the past and often the future too. (You know, those times when you get those 'feelings' that something is stirring in universe... 'is it me or is there something going here?) This is where being able to ground oneself, to 'earth', is valuable - and should be practiced regularly.
It should be one of the first tools developed in magickal training. Something we must always keep in mind that an effective witch knows and acknowledges her weaknesses as well as her strengths. You need to be aware of your own neuroses. You have to be, otherwise your neuroses can destroy the magickal organism that is your mind, body, and soul working together to produce a positive, proactive
and spiritually aware incarnation. So as is written Amber K's early book - "True Magick" one of the important things for a Witch to know - is to Know Herself. Do you feel you know yourself?