Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Gibbous Moon phase
and open to Her Wisdom."
11th Day of the 7th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hera
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Duir/Oak
11th Day of the Celtic Tree Month ~ Duir/Oak
Moon Phase: Gibbous - 1:02PM EDST
Moon sets: 2:34AM EDST
Moon rises: 5:35PM EDST
Moon in the Fixed Water Sign
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The gift of eros
Sun in Cancer
Sunrise: 5:50AM EDST
Sunset: 8:53PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "Which of your senses
is most weak? Exercise it today."
Beltaine (Calan Mai) Quarter of the Year
June 22nd, 2010
Gibbous Moon in Scorpio - Keywords for the Gibbous moon are: analyze, prepare, trust. It is the time in a lunar cycle to process the results of the actions taken during the First Quarter. During this phase you are gathering information. Give up making judgments, it will only lead to worry. Your knowledge is incomplete. Laugh. Analyze and filter. LOOK WITHIN. The Moon's transit through Scorpio is a time of death and rebirth (not necessarily physical death), intensity, extremes, and heightened sensitivity. It is a good time for focusing, being sexual, and doing psychic work because of the deep emotions and desires Scorpio brings. Often Moon in Scorpio gives us the desire to keep our strongest feelings to ourselves. This secretive aspect of Scorpio is a way of holding power, but it also assists in the internal process of change. Although Scorpio is a fixed sign, it is really about metamorphosis - the most profound kind of change. Nothing can stop a Scorpio transformation once started. Emotional resentments from the past can surface and block your heightened creative energy, so fight urges to be suspicious, secretive and moody. This is a time of regeneration and cleaning out emotional debris from the previous month. There is great energy (Tui's Action Day's energy) to complete things and focus on certain areas that you have found yourself too scattered to deal with in the previous cycle. Healing rituals for ailments of the reproductive organs are done during this period of time.
Today - Tui's Day - there are Major Fire Energy occurring. There are Major magickal energies for spells/Rites regarding Passion and Sexuality. There are minor magickal energies for warrior energy and courage.
Fire Meditation -
Fire in the form of a candle flame, is often used as a meditation tool. Staring at a flame is a way of learning to enter meditative state and, with practice, it becomes possible to work without the flame being physically present. It is used as a tool for practising magickal skills, where the student works on changing the flame by willpower alone. It is also important to gain understanding of the Element in all its forms; the light and heat of the Sun, the power of the volcano, and the warmth of a Summer's day.
On a really hot day find somewhere to lie in the Sun. It is not necessary to risk sunburn, so wear a hat and/or sunscreen. Take a few deep breaths and close your eyes. Feel the heat of the Sun penetrating your skin as a scattering of golden particles, glowing and glittering and gathering inside you. Feel them filling your blood and circulating around your body. Continue to absorb these particles until you feel them combining to become a golden light. Visualize it going deeper into your body until it is soaking right through your bones into your very essence.Visualize it driving out your cares and worries and replacing them with peace and energy. Visualize it driving out aches, pains, and illness and replacing them with health and well-being. Visualize it soothing away the stresses of life and feel yourself being filled with the light and energy of the Sun. When you feel completely refreshed open your eyes, rub your arms and legs and keep this memory for times of need.
[From: "The Real Witches' Year" by Kate West]