Monday, August 16, 2010

Forst Quarter Moon

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

8th Day of the 9th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Kore
Lunar Tree Cycle of Coll/Hazel
12th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Coll/Hazel
Moon Phase: First Quarter - 2:14PM EDST
Moon rises: 2:25PM EDST
Moon sets: 11:56PM EDST
Moon in the Fixed Water
Sign of Scorpio
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The courage
to change.
Sun in Leo
Sunrise: 6:31AM EDST
Sunset: 8:17PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "Do you
practice hospitality pf spirit?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
August 16th, 2010

First Quarter Moon - Keywords for the First Quarter phase are: action, expression, growth, and breaking away. It is the time in a cycle to take the initial action necessary to achieve your goal by expressing your needs and desires. FEEL& MOVE. Make phone calls. Write letters. Act now.
The first quarter Moon is the GROWTH phase. Roots go deeper, stems shoot up and leaves form as she creates a strong new body.

Working With First Quarter Energies

   It's perfectly okay to work ritual on this part of the moon's cycle, but often it's better to use the special power it brings to review work already in progress, or to gain insights into the way spells are unfolding. If you are lighting a spell candle daily, pause in the process of igniting the wick and tune in to how the spell is forming. Does the energy feel right? Do any new factors occur to you that might improve the end result: for example, you may gain a sudden feeling about the way the goal should manifest, or some details may become clearer and would profit from added visualization. Another beneficial use for the first quarter is to quietly go within in contemplation or meditation and see what needs to be done when the full moon arrives, what magick might be appropriate then, or which area of your life could benefit from focus and attention.
   The moon's quarters are not widely used in magick and ritual, and yet they are valuable stations on the cycle when loose ends can be tied up and impetus gathered before entering the next stage.
[From: Elen Hawke's "Praise to the Moon"]

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