Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Waxing new moon - Woden's Day

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

3rd Day of the 9th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Persephone
Lunar Tree Cycle of Coll/Hazel
7th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Coll/Hazel
Moon Phase: waxing New
Moon rises: 8:20AM EDST
Moon sets: 9:05PM EDST
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The blessing
of water.
Sun in Leo
Sunrise: 6:26AM EDST
Sunset: 8:24PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: ""What
sorrow is unexpressed within you?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year.
August 11th, 2010

Woden's Day - Mercury Day - the Day of Communication and Connection. 

Developing the Senses:

   In order to develop our sixth sense we first need to maximize and balance the use of the other 5; sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing.  Our senses are constantly bombarded by sights, sounds, and smells which can lead to confusion, if not actual overload. To test this for yourself, sit quietly and listen. What can you hear? You will probably start identify more sounds; perhaps passing traffic, people in the distance, aircraft passing overhead and the wind in the trees. Underlying this you may also detect the hum of the refrigerator, the tick of a clock, and other sounds.
    To understand and improve our senses it is often best to try limiting the amount input they receive. As sight is, for humans, the dominant sense, try closing your eyes to allow you to focus on another. Close your eyes and listen, and after a few minutes you will find that you are hearing sound you would otherwise have missed. Take a selection of items, perhaps flowers or herbs, close your eyes and spend a few minutes smelling each; you will find that there is a greater depth to the scents. This is especially useful when choosing ingredients for incense. Do likewise with things you can taste and with different textures to examine the sense of feeling. Sight can often be enhanced by blocking off hearing, so try watching people at a distance to see what you can learn about them. If you practice really using each of your five senses regularly you will soon find that your sixth sense is enhanced.
[From: "The Real Witches' Year" by Kate West]

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