Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Waxing Crescent Moon in Sagittariuas

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

7th Day of the 10th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Kore
Lunar Tree Cycle of Muin/Vine
13th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Muin/Vine
Moon Phase: waxing Crescent
Moon rises: 2:18PM EDST
Moon sets: 11:32PM EDST
Moon in the Mutable Fire
Sign of Sagittarius
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The urgency
of vocation
Sun in Virgo
Sunrise: 6:59AM EDST
Sunset: 7:32PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What is
transforming within you?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
September 14th, 2010

This is Tiu's Day - the Day of Activity and Physicality, Passion and Desire.  Today there are Major magickal energies for achieving Independence.

Autumn in the Garden
[From Ellen Dugan's "Autumn Equinox"]

  Gardening, like magick, is an art. There is always something new to discover  and more to learn. An enchanting even happens in the garden in the autumn season. After the hot, dry days of summer's end, many magickal plants get a chance to really shine in the cooler rains and gently sunny days of the fall months. As the garden starts to wind down from the mad rush of summer, a different type of energy begins to emanate from the magickal garden. This energy is more relaxed and celebratory as nature puts on its last big show before winter arrives. Dugan believes that one of most appealing qualities of the garden in autumn is its disarray.  Plants are overgrown, blowzy, and wild - and honestly that's part of the charm of autumn gardens.
   Folks often incorrectly assume that spring and summer are the prime gardening seasons and that the beginning of fall brings an end to the garden's glory. It is often thought that the flower garden s fading away at this time of the year, but you couldn't be mistaken. Yes, there are the common chrysanthemums in bright mounds and splashes of color, but there is much more to the fall garden than just mums.
    This is the opportunity to explore a little of autumn's natural magick. Head outdoors and take a look around with those Witch's eyes.
    Read this little excerpt from the first book of the Sweep series - "On a Friday afternoon I was in my backyard, raking leaves or, rather raking occasionally but mostly seeing stunning maple leaf after stunning leaf. I would pick them up, examining them, admiring the passionate blotch and smear of colors across their finely veined skin. Some were still half green, and I imaged that they felt surprised to find themselves on the ground so soon. Some were almost completely dry and brown, yet with a defiant border of red or bloody tips as if they had raked the bark on the way down. Others were ablaze with autumn's fire of yellow, orange and crimson, and some were very small still, too young to die, yet born too late to live.  
    I pressed my palm against a crisp leaf as big as my hand. Its colors felt warm against my skin, and with my eyes closed, I could feel impressions of warm summer days, the joy of being blown in the wind, the tenacious hanging on, and then the frightening, exhilarating release of autumn. Floating, finished to the ground. The smell of earth, the joining to the earth." 
   As you develop your witchy awareness of things around you, visit with the leaves this fall in this way.

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