Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sun Day - a waning Gibbous Moon in Taurus

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

19th Day of the 10th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Demeter
Lunar Tree Cycle of Muin/Vine
25th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Muin/Vine
Moon Phase: waning Gibbous
Moon sets: 10:27AM EDST
Moon rises:8:29PM EDST
Moon in the Fixed Earth
Sign of Taurus
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The tranquillity
of gardens.
Sun in Libra
Sunrise: 7:10AM EDST
Sunset: 7:12PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
do you appreciate most about
your skills?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
September 26th, 2010

Sun Day - the Day of Intent, Creation and Renewal.  There are Major magickal energies today for spells/rites of Investments.  These can be about our intentions and creative projects as well as about financial projects.

The Owl

Owls have long been associated with Witches and the Craft, probably because of their great eyes, nocturnal habits and eerie calls, especially that of the Screech Owl, said by some to be the cry of a damned soul. It is hardly surprising that the Barn or Ghost owl should be considered supernatural to anyone who has seen its silvery glide across the land. In the Mojave tradition it was said that the souls of those who were not cremated became night owls. 
   Owls are linked to the Goddess in many traditions, especially to the aspect of Crone or Wise one: Blodeuwedd, Celtic Goddess and wife created from flowers for the king Llew Llaw Gyffes, was turned into an Owl after arranging his death at the hands of her lover. Hecate is often depicted as being accompanied by an Owl. Holzweibel, one of the Buschfrauen of central Europe who live in the woods, who guard the trees and those who obey their three rules: never to put caraway in bread, never to pull bark from trees and never to tell dreams. Huitaca, Moon Goddess of the joy of life to the Chibcha, residents of what has become Columbia, was also known as Owl Woman. She followed her puritanical rival Bochia, undoing all he preached. Marinette, night Goddess and Screech Owl sorceress of the Haitian voudoun, searched the woodlands seeking offerings left by her followers. Pamphile, Greek sorceress who could summon the Moon and becomes an Owl to fly the night skies.
   Should you be lucky enough to find an Owl's feather, place it on your Altar when working for knowledge and wisdom.
[From Kate West's "The Real Witches' Year"]


Elysian Field Originals said...

I live in the woods and adore owls but have yet to be blessed with a visit from one. When that day comes it will be very special, I'm sure.

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Always interesting to hear lore. It gives so much more insight. What exactly does it mean when the Moon enters a zodiac sign? I am a Taurus and have always wondered if it effects me at all in any way. No one I have met is really knowledgable enough n that area to answer my question. Thank you dear - good days to you.

Sobeit said...

Dear Dee - First off are talking about your astrological sign of Taurus in respect to it being your Sun sign or Moon Sign. These are two different things. Like the Sun the Moon also goes through different zodiac sign in its journey around our planet. But where the Sun changes its sign every 30 to 31 days the moon astrological sign changes every 2 to 2 1/2 days and she is fastest moving of all planets in the zodiac. Her lunar transits indicate daily and hourly moods which can changes as quickly as the moon's sign.
Now if your Moon sign is Taurus - those days of a month when the transiting moon is in your personal moon sign is a good time to work on your compulsions and unexplainable drives. It is also one of your personal power days. I get this information from Ffiona Morgan's book "Goddess Spirituality Book". Let me know if this helps you any.