Monday, June 14, 2010
Moon Day - waxing New Moon in Cancer
and open to Her Wisdom."
3rd Day in the 7th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Persephone
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Duir/Oak
3rd Day of the Celtic Tree Cycle ~ Duir/Oak
Moon Phase: waxing New Moon
Moon rises: 8:02AM EDST
Moon sets: 10:58PM EDST
Moon in Cancer v/c 8:38PM EDST
Moon enters the Fixed Fire Sign
of Leo at 11:54PM EDST
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Lovers you have
lost and found.
Sun in Gemini
Sunrise: 5:49AM EDST
Sunset: 8:51PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "How are you
limiting yourself at present?"
Beltaine (Calan Mai) Quarter of the Year
June 14th, 2010
Moon Day - the Day of Remembering and Feeling. There are minor magickal energies for doing spells and rites for domestic issues, and for the feminine.
Trees are magical entities, each species having different properties and being used in different ways.
Every person has one or more trees that are special to them, even though they may not have found them yet. In the Craft a personal tree becomes a Sacred Space in its own right, as well as a place where we can draw on the energies of the Elements in a very direct way. These personal trees may change over time just as we change as go through life.
First, you need to select a tree. Take your time and look at many different kinds and specimens. When you feel you have found the type of tree you feel at home with, it will pay to spend a little time with several examples of its kind. Sit beneath each with your eyes closed; look on the ground for any signs which may indicate that it has chosen you. One such would to catch a falling leaf, or to find a twig with leaves and perhaps the 'fruit' of the tree. When you have chosen your tree, or it has chosen you, create a plait of several of your hairs and bury it beneath the tree, taking away a small piece of wood, fruit, or leaves. These provide a link between you and the tree. Also place an offering of honey and raisins beneath its boughs.
Get to know your tree, making regular visits and spending time in meditation and contemplation under it. Take photographs or make sketches and drawings of it. Learn to see it in all its moods and seasons.
[From: "The Real Witches' Year" by Kate West]