"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."
23rd Day of the 8th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Medusa
Lunar Tree Cycle of Tinne/Holly
26th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Tinne/Holly
Moon Phase: Disseminating
Moon sets: 1:41PM EDST
Moon rises: 11:50PM EDST
Moon enters the Fixed Earth
Sign of Taurus at 4:13AM EDST
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Sources of comfort
Sun in Leo
Sunrise: 6:17AM EDST
Sunset: 8:34PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
riches lie in your treasury?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
August 2nd., 2010
Disseminating Moon in Taurus - This is a Fixed sign lunar transit that concerns money, work, property, the body, home and family, sensuality, building slowly and cautiously, being conscientious, growth, sensitivity, planting and emotional patterns based on security. After the forceful forward movement of Aries the energy flow is even and becomes solid, calm and patient. You may feel a strong desire to protect material goods and a strong need for financial security. The Moon in Taurus asks us
to discover what nurtures us and how to grow deep roots. We can almost feel the mud oozing between our toes, awakening our senses and sensuality and growing our stubbornness. It is time to cultivate our
material resources, our homes and our body. Those of us who are born under the Taurus sign search for stability and sensuality. You may need to learn mobility, but Taurus people offer us comfort, beauty and solid presence.
Moon Day - the Day of Remembering and Feeling. I sometimes look at this description for Moon Day and wonder if it can mean that we are remembering what we did over the weekend (Oh my Goddess, I did that!) and are feeling a wee bit hungover.
Here is an article I got this morning in an e-mail from a group:
Common Mistakes Made When Practicing Magick
Anyone that has ever tried to perform a spell, no matter how simple it may be, can say one thing with a certainty; performing magick is hard work! Sometimes, the task is made more difficult, and possibly even impossible, by common mistakes that both beginning and even more advanced witches can make.
Performing magick takes concentration, dedication and a certain process. There is a reason why we have certain tasks that we should always do, or not do, when performing a spell or ritual. If you find that your magick is lacking energy, or that your spells fail to work, you may discover that you are making some of these common mistakes. By making a few changes to how you perform your magick, you may find that you will have much greater success.
Performing Magick Under Bad Circumstances
There are times to perform magick, and times that it’s best to wait. If you attempt to perform a spell or ritual when you are sick, tired, stressed, aggravated, etc., these poor energies can have a negative influence on your magick and cause the ritual to fail, and sometimes even backfire. Other bad circumstances can include performing your magick in the wrong environment. If you are trying to perform a ritual while you have the kids knocking on the door for your attention, while trying to multi-task and cook dinner at the same time or with the phone ringing off the hook, it is impossible for you to direct all of your energies to your magick. Wait until you can quietly, calmly perform your spell to help achieve the greatest success.
Failure to Cast a Circle
There is a solid reason why witches cast a circle prior to performing any magick. Casting a protective circle before performing magick helps to block out negative energies that not only have the potential to be dangerous, but can create a great deal of trouble for your magick as well. Your spells may fail to bear fruit, or may perform in a manner completely opposite from your desires. Casting a circle is one of the first magickal practices that a witch should learn, as it is one of the most important. No matter how small the spell, casting a circle should always be one of the first steps performed.
Blowing Out a Candle
Candles are commonly used in magick spells and rituals. What some people are unaware of is that using candles incorrectly can have a severely negative impact on how well your ritual turns out. The most common misuse of candles in magick is blowing on the candles. At the end of a ritual, you should never, ever blow out a candle to extinguish the flame. Blowing out the candle can cause the energies of the magick you just performed to be blown away before it can begin to work. Additionally, if you are calling upon the elements, blowing a candle out does have the potential to anger the fire elements, causing your spell to fail. When using candles in magick, you should either let the candles burn until they burn themselves out, or use a candle-snuffer to extinguish the flame.
These are just a few of the mistakes that are made when performing magick, but they are the most commonly seen. If you have been doing any of these things when performing your magick, chances are you have been experience a poor outcome in your work. Fortunately, it is very easy to make just a few simple changes to correct your mistakes and have a better outcome in your magickal endeavors.