Friday, August 13, 2010

Crescent Moon phase

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

5th Day of the 9th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Artemis
Lunar Tree Cycle of Coll/Hazel
9th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Coll/Hazel
Moon Phase: Crescent - 3:34AM
Moon rises: 10:51AM EDST
Moon sets: 10:05PM EDST
Moon in the Cardinal Air
Sign of Libra
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The lessons
of illness.
Sun in Leo
Sunrise: 6:28AM EDST
Sunset: 8:21PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
is your spiritual goal?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
August 13th, 2010

Crescent Moon - Keywords for the Crescent phase are: expansion, growth, struggle, and opportunity. It is the time in a cycle that you gather the wisdom learned i the New phase and communicate your intention(s) to move foreward. Light a cande. Write or read an affirmation. LISTEN & ABSORB. Commit to your goal. The Crescent Moon is the SPROUT. The Seed has broken through the earth and reaches up as she ventures from the dark, moist earth she has known.

Freya's Day - Venus Day, Day of Sharing and Relationships...  Also this is Diana's Feast Day.  There are Major magickal energies today for rites/spells regarding Beauty, Partnerships and Assistance.

Festival of Diana & Hecate (Roman)

    On this day, women of Rome whose prayers had been answered held a torchlight procession to the temples of Diana and Hecate, the triple goddess in her bountiful aspect. The harvest ripens earlier in these warmer countries, and this was the crucial time when farmers would either gather in a good harvest or lose it all to hail and early storms. This was such an important holiday that the Christians had to rename it, dedicate it to the Assumption of Mary, and continue the festivities as usual.
    While Diana was the soul of nature who protected the living and the young, Hecate also protected the dead souls, or those who were about to enter the realms of the dead. Hecate was worshipped at the crossroads. Hecate was pictured with two torches in her hand, one pointing to the earth and the other to the heavens. The meaning of this was, as above so below - the ancient wisdom of reality. This is what transforms the practice of religion into a political act. As we imagine heaven to be, so we will try to arrange earthly affairs. If we accept a wrathful father as God, we will accept wars and punishments from men on earth. If we insist that God is a mother, we will mother the world we live in.
   Give a party honoring your friendships with women today. Light fires of loyalty in the form of candles. Discuss your lives; maybe use the evening to read fortunes (Tarot, runes, I Ching, and so on) for each other. On your altar, offer apples to Diane and a garlic bulb to Hecate, the Witch Queen.
[From: "The Grandmother of Time" by Z. Budapest]

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