Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Woden's Day -
and open to Her Wisdom."
7th Day of the 6th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Kore
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Hauthe/Hawthorn
6th Day of the Celtic Tree Month ~ Hauthe/Hawthorn
Moon Phase: waxing Crescent
Moon sets: 12:59AM EDST
Moon rises: 11:30AM EDST
Moon in the Fixed Fire Sign of Leo
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The complementarity
of women and men.
Sun in Taurus
Sunrise: 6:00AM EDST
Sunset: 8:32PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What sacrifices must
you make to fulfill your plans?"
Beltaine (Calan Mai) Quarter of the Year
May 19th, 2010
Woden's Day - Mercury's Day - the Day of Communication and Connection - and in this Leo Moon transit we may find that some people are communication in a dramatic way or even ourselves sprouting
exaggerated statements. The drama feelings of Leo's Fixed Fire energy can affect our communications.
For this time we are spending in a fiery Moon transit let's discuss a fiery plant and it's fruits. Chillies have long been used to stimulate the digestion, especially where it is sluggish. A small pinch of Chili in a pint of water is used as a gargle for sore throats. Chili powder used to be added to ointment in the case of aching joints. but is worth testing first to see if you are sensitive.
Added to food it helps to relieve chills and is thought to reduce a fiery temperament.
Magically Chili is used to break hexes, being placed in sachets to carry, or scattered around the outside of the house. To ensure fidelity, take two dried Chilis, tie them together with pink ribbon and place this under your partner's pillow. Chili is also used to enhance spells related to the Sun and to Mars; those for prosperity, defence, courage, strength and energy.
Unless you are very fond of hot and spicy foods you will only need a few Chili peppers, so why not grow your own? As the plants are relatively small they are easy to grow indoors and this is the time of year to plant a few seeds. Place 3 or 4 into some moist seed compost and cover with their own depth of soil. Cover the pots with plastic bags to keep warmth and moisture in until the seedlings have a few leaves and then remove the bags and place them in good, indirect light and keep them relatively warm. When young, pinch out the tops to encourage bushy growth. If you don't want to use them as soon as they ripen, they can dried, pickled in vinegar or frozen.
[From Kate West's "The Real Witches' Year"]