Sunday, August 15, 2010
Waxing Crescent Moon in Scorpio
and open to Her Wisdom."
7th Day of the 9th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Kore
Lunar Tree Cycle of Coll/Hazel
11th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Coll/Hazel
Moon Phase: waxing Crescent
Moon rises: 1:17PM EDST
Moon sets: 11:14PM EDST
Moon in the Fixed Water
Sign of Scorpio
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The urgency of
Sun in Leo
Sunrise: 6:37AM EDST
Sunset: 8:18PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: ""When
did you last celebrate or party?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Aswt) Quarter
of the Year
August 15th, 2010
The Moon is in emotionally intense Scorpio today, giving us the desire to keep our strongest feelings to ourselves. This secretive aspect of Scorpion is a way of holding power, but also assists in the internal processes of change. Although Scorpio is a fixed sign, it is really about metamorphosis - the most profound kind of change. Nothing can stop Scorpionic transformation once started. Emotional resentments from the past can surface, and block your heightened creative energy, so fight urges to be suspicious, secretive and moody. This is a time of regeneration and cleaning out of emotional debris from the previous month. There could be great energy to complete things and focus on certain areas that you have found yourself too scattered to deal with in the previous cycle. Moon in Scorpio is the best time to work magick involving sexual matters, power, psychic growth, secrets, and fundamental transformation. Healing rituals for ailments of the reproductive organs are also done during this period of time.
This is Sun Day - the Day of Intent, Creation and Renewal. There are Major magickal energies to work spells for Vigor and minor magickal energies for working rites/spells to work with animals.
Working on Psychic Growth - Tips from Scott Cunningham's "Magical Herbalism"
Divination is the art of finding things out through the use of other than normal means. Crystal balls, drowsing rods, pendulums, the tarot, I Ching, and so on are tools of divination.
Clairvoyance is the capability to 'see clearly' to be consciously psychic and to be able to attain this state without the use of aid (such as those mention in the previous paragraph). Clairvoyants or psychics who can be consciously clairvoyant don't need to use divination For those who cannot tap into their psychic powers, divination serves as a means of awakening the Sight, as it is known.
Some methods of divination enable to practitioner to focus the mind so that clairvoyance can be coaxed to the surface. Others simply hone psychic powers to a find point. Still other methods of divination do not call on clairvoyance at all, but work through totally different means.
Those who are clairvoyant don't need divination; those who aren't do. Everyone is born psychic, but during early childhood training we learn to suppress this talent, and it is only when an interest is taken in the subject that most of us re-learn its use. Fortunately, herbs can help in lifting the veil that separates tomorrow from today.
There are no hard and fast rules about divinatory rituals. Many herbs work best while the user in asleep, with the answers to question coming in the form of dreams. Some help promote a restful meditation, which stills the conscious mind to the point that psychic messages may become known.
There is no basic altar set-up for these rituals. Yellow candles are sometimes burned, but white ones work just as well.
Add a bit of anise oil to the bath water to attune yourself psychically before divining. A little bit of nutmeg oil rubbed on the forehead helps the clairvoyant powers.
If you wish to anoint yourself with a special oil, blend equal parts of anise, acacia and cassia oils and use this 'Witches' Sight' oil.
PS - I edited my August 13th blog post - I forgot to write about the Crescent Moon phase.