Monday, August 9, 2010

New Moon - Coll/Hazel Lunar Cycle

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

1st Day of the 9th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Persephone
Lunar Tree Cycle of Coll/Hazel
5th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Coll/Hazel
Moon Phase: New- 11:08PM EDST
Moon rises: 5:44AM EDST
Moon sets: 8: 8:01PM EDST
Moon in the Fixed Fire Sign
of Leo
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The freedom of
a decisive action you must take.
Sun in Leo
Sunrise: 6:24AM EDST
Sunset: 8:26PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: ""What
harmony is calling you to play?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
August 9th, 2010

New Moon - The beginnings of a new cycle. Keywords for the New phase are: beginning, birth, emergence, projection and clarity. It is the time in a lunar cycle that you are stimulated to take a new action. During this phase the new cycle is being seeded by your vision, inner and outer. Engage in physical activity. Spend time alone. VISUALIZE your goals for the 29.6-day cycle ahead.  The New
Moon is like a SEED planted in the earth. We cannot see her but she is ready to grow, full of potential and energy for her own journey. Those who are born during the New Moon are impulsive, passionate,
and intuitive. They are risk takers and pioneers.

Moon in Leo - This is the moon transit for experiencing dramatic happenings, especially concerning emotions, being the center of attention, exuberance, and vitality. This is a good to be dealing with people who are in positions of authority and power. You may feel you want to act out the 'drama queen' part of yourself, or maybe just romantic. This is a time of vital energy, affection and romance. It's hard to recognize limits with Moon in Leo - you will want to spend money during this time. Power issues may erupt and ambition and leadership are important issues. With Moon in Leo we have the guts to be visible and bring culture to life. Moon in Leo is the best time to work magick involving authority, power over others, courage, fertility or childbirth. Healing rituals for ailments of the upper back, spine, or heart are also done during this time.

Moon Day - the Day of Remembering and Feeling - Impression Day. There are minor magickal energies for rites and/or spells dealing with the feminine and domestic issues.

Hazel Moon - Coll - C  --  Over the Well of Connla the Poet grew the magical Hazel tree, whose nuts contained all wisdom. As these fell into the water, they are fed upon by the great Salmon who lived there, and was consulted for insight and prophecy. The year becomes wise as she grows with experience and cycles toward her darkening time. Hazel is the moon of wisdom, numbered nine and sacred to the Muse.
[From: "Ariadme's Thread" by Shekhinah Mountainwater]

Hazel Lore - For the Celts, the hazel is deeply connected with wisdom, and the fruit of the tree (known as 'the food of the gods') has an important place in the iconography of learning. Irish tradition speaks of the sacred salmon who swim in a pool surrounded by nine hazel trees. When those trees dropped their nuts into the water below, the salmon ate them and then carried them to the sea and back in their annual spawning run. This endless cycle was seen as a metaphor for the passing of wisdom from age to age and from person to person. Salmon were already regarded as sacred in their own right, and their ingesting the fruit of wisdom made them doubly precious. Celtic literature contains many descriptions of heroes who, when they ate of the flesh of the salmon, thereby imbibed wisdom, and so set them apart from the rest of humanity.
[From: John Matthews' "The Green Man Tree Oracle]

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