Saturday, September 18, 2010
Waxing Half Moon moves into Aquarius
and open to Her Wisdom."
11th Day of the 10th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hera
Lunar Tree Cycle of Muin/Vine
17th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Muin/Vine
Moon Phase: waxing Half
Moon sets: 2:30AM EDST
Moon rises: 5:02PM EDST
Moon in Capricorn v/c 2:14AM
Moon enters the Fixed Air
Sign of Aquarius at 3:35AM EDST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The glory
of the sunset.
Sun in Virgo
Sunrise: 7:03AM EDST
Sunset: 7:25PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
joy do you miss most; where is joy
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
September 18th, 2010
Moon in Aquarius - This is a transit of dealing with facts, organizing, politics issues, desire to save the world through social action, connecting with others in social situations, scientific pursuits, detachment and the need to come and go without restriction. Aquarius moon's monthly transit is a dynamic mood change. Where Capricorn values tradition and caution, Aquarius indicates anything new, innovative, different or unconventional. Extremes of behavior occur during this moon, especially extremes of optimism and pessimism. We may feel the need to e friendly and social but don't want to get too personal or go too deep. Aquarius moon can be detached or rational rather than emotional, and will change only if it's logical to do so. Aquarius is definitely her sister's keeper. She believes 'What happens to one woman, happens to us all." Freedom is very important now, and you need to live with as few restrictions as possible. Groups play a big part in this moon as Aquarius favors any kind of group interaction, such as a ritual. The Moon in Aquarius expands our circles and offers the magick of collaboration; spirit and politics weave together. We can too farsighted now and need to stay aware of others' feelings. Let go of assumptions and find new, unusual allies. Using a garden metaphor, this is a time to gather plants, mulch, prune and talk to your garden - apply this metaphor to goals and projects you working on this lunar cycle. For those born with an Aquarius moon sign, they came here to understand group dynamics. They may need to learn to be comfortable with emotional intimacy. They can offer us a global perspective and collaboration. Moon in Aquarius is the best time to work magick involving science, freedom, creative expression, problem-solving, extrasensory abilities, friendship and the breaking of bad habits or unhealthy addictions. Healing rituals for ailments of calves, ankles, or blood are also done at this time.
It is Saturn's Day - the Day of Manifestation and Structure, Assessment of Responsibility - Foundation Day. There is a Major magickal energy today for Popularity...
Fall Equinox - Mabon
This is a momentary state of precise equilibrium that mirrors the Spring Equinox, but instead of the exuberance of spring, we experience a melancholy represented by the crescent-shaped harvest sickle, that ancient female symbol marking women's role in agriculture and the cutting of the cord after birth. Harvest time warns us to gather in the fruits and nuts, pick vegetables from the gardens and fields, cut grains, and enter into planning for some surplus to get us through the winter. Mother Earth's abundance could be a metaphor for the 'gift economy,' an alternative economic model developed by feminist philosopher, Genevieve Vaughn, reflecting ancient matriarchal values that contrast with the 'exchange economy' dominating the world today.
Go into nature (or your backyard) and gather things to make a 'fetish' or 'talisman' from fibers, shells, feathers, and found objects. Tie the parts together making prayers with each knot, binding energies in and shaping it into the form of an animal spirit or doll. Let this artifact remind you to turn within yourself and give thanks for what you have harvested this year. How about making a contribution or food or cash to your local food bank?
[From: "We'Moon Datebook '09" Fall Equinox essay by Vicki Noble]
Healthy Witch Tip of the Day:
Discover miso soup: Brown wakame seaweed (used in miso soup) can help lower your blood pressure, especially if your levels are already high, say researchers at the University of North Carolina.