Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Woden's Day - Disseminating Moon

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

22nd Day of the 10th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hestia
Lunar Tree Cycle of Muin/Vine
30th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Muin/Vine
Moon Phase: Disseminating
Moon sets: 1:20PM EDST
Moon rises: 10:48PM EDST
Moon in the Mutable Air
Sign of Gemini
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: "Memory of
places distant or no more."
Sun in Libra
Sunrise: 7:13AM EDST
Sunset: 7:07PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "Which
unacknowledged needs are
eating holes in you?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
September 29th, 2010

Woden's Day - Mercury Day - the day of Communication and Connection.  There are Major magickal energies for Favorable Negations today and there are minor magickal energies for clarity...


  While the Blackberry or bramble is not the most popular plant in the garden it does have many uses.
The ancient Greeks and Romans considered the berries a sure cure for gout. It was long thought that to eat young shoots of the plant would secure loose teeth. The leaves are used to speed the cure of burns and scalds, and will relieve sore eyes. Dried leaves and fruit also provides a remedy for diarrhea. An arch of Bramble was considered to have great healing powers for people, especially children, and cattle who passed through it. This was said to be effective in cases of hernia, boils, rheumatism and whooping cough. Many of these tales say you should pass through the arch three times, going as near as possible in an East to West direction.
   The Blackberry has long been considered a magical plant and used in Ritual as well as spells. Place a Bramble on the Altar when working protective or defensive magick. Bury a silver coin under a Bramble arch when the berries are ripening and at the New Moon to attract wealth. Having it grow near the house is protective, which may be of some comfort if you can't rid the garden of it!
   Kittens born on September 29th are called  Blackberry kittens and, if tortoiseshell, were thought to be very lucky. However, all animals born on this day were thought to badly behaved and it is considered unlucky to pick the fruit after this date.
[From Kate West's "The Real Witches' Year"]

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