and open to Her Wisdom."
29th Day of the 10th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hecate
Lunar Tree Cycle of Muin/Vine
7th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Gort/Ivy
Moon Phase: Dark Moon
Moon rises: 5:56AM EDST
Moon sets: 5:56PM EDST
Moon in Virgo v/c 12:42PM EDST
Moon enters the Cardinal Air
Sign of Libra 3:52PM EDST
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The dimensions
of the universe.
Sun in Libra
Sunrise: 7:20AM EDST
Sunset: 6:55PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "Where
do you need to conserve your resources?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
October 6th, 2010
Dark Moon - A dark moon describes the Moon during that time that it is invisible against the backdrop of the Sun in the sky. The duration of a dark moon is between 1.5 and 3.5 days, depending on the orientation of the Earth and Sun. (From Wikipedia.com) Here is a link to an good article on the Dark Moon - http://astrology.about.com/od/foundations/p/DarkMoon.htm
"Spirits of sleep and darkness
thank you for these dark silences.
For you, the Great Darkness,
we wait here in the silence.
Watchers, look: see how empty
the sky is of all shining.
The night has shut her eyes, and
the moon has turned away from us.
Let us wait in the darkness
and make offerings to the night."___ Song from Iroquois fire ritual
And if you would like to perform a dark moon ritual here is a link to one that honors Hecate:
http://www.hecatescauldron.org/dark_moon_ritual.htm ... and another one: http://ravensilverwing.tripod.com/bos/darkmoon1.html
Moon in Libra - the moon moves into Libra in preparation for the New Moon tomorrow at 2:44PM EDST. A Libra moon transit concerns cooperation, harmony, focus on relationships and fine artistic pursuits. All partnership activity will be heightened during this moon transit. But those of us who are not in a relationship may crave a partnership or feel alone and lonely. Be aware of superficial bonding just to ease the pain of aloneness. A Libra moon transit is a nice time to throw a party because everyone will probably be extremely social and try to please and flatter others. Moon in Libra highlights the magick of the dance of inter-relatedness - friendly, romantic and searching for a way to connect. Libra asks us to treat those around us as equals and make sure our politics and art, our lovemaking and our networks integrate. Those born with a Libra Moon sign came ere to feel the beauty in cooperation. They may need to learn to hear their own voice under conflict. They offer us bone-deep kindness, meditation and justice. Moon in Libra is the best time to work magick involving artistic work, justice, court cases, partnerships and unions, mental stimulation and karmic, spiritual or emotional balance. Healing rituals for ailments of the lower back or kidneys are also done during this period of time.
This is Woden's Day - Mercury Day, the Day of Communication and Connection. Today has minor magickal energies for defending against psychic attacks and for working in your Book of Shadows.
"This promise I make from my heart
so think twice it through before you start.
If malice be your plot or aim
I'll send it back
from whence it came
with claw and fang,
times three times three
and you will learn to leave me be."
From "Seasons of the Witch Datebook"