Saturday, October 23, 2010

Waning Full Moon in Taurus

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

17th Day of the 11th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Gaia
Lunar Tree Cycle of Gort/Ivy
24th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Gort/Ivy
Moon Phase: waning Full Moon
Moon sets: 8:18AM EDST
Moon rises: 6:30PM EDST
Moon in the Fixed Earth Sign
of Taurus
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: A somg
of your choice.
Sun enters Scorpio
at 8:35AM EDST
Sunrise 7:39AM EDST
Sunset: 6:29PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "How
is truth served in your life?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
October 23rd, 2010

Moon in Taurus - The forceful forward movement of Aries becomes solid, calm, and patient during Taurus. There is a desire to protect material goods and a strong need for financial security. This lunar transit concerns money, work, property, and the body, home and family, sensuality, building cautiously and slowly, being conscientious, growth, sensitivity, planting, and emotional patterns based on security. The energy flow is even and a time to experience the sensual. The Moon in Taurus asks us to discover what nurtures us and how to grow deeper roots. You can almost feel the mud oozing between our toes, awaken ing our senses and sensuality and growing our stubborness. It is a time to cultivate our material resources, our homes and our body. Those who are born with a Taurus moon sign search for stability and sensuality. They may need to learn mobility. They offer us comfort, beauty and solid presence. Moon in Taurus is the best time to work magick for love, real estate, material acquisitions and money. Healing rituals for ailments of the throat, neck, and ears are also done during this period of time.

Sun in Scorpio
   The Sun enters the eighth zodiac sign of Scorpio today at 8:35AM EDST.  This sign has very complex symbology. It is the only sign with three representative symbols: the scorpion, the snake and the eagle. Along with the fiery passion that this sun sign evokes, Scorpio is associated with death more than any other sign. The goddess most closely associated with Scorpion is the maiden huntress Artemis. Her cult in Greece was connected to the female transformation of birth, puberty and death. In her lunar association, she is the protector of all the nocuturnal animals of the forest and is attended by women only. She is merciless in her defense of her viginal status and is a lethal foe to any man who afforts her. Legends tell of Artemis calling forth a gigantic scorpion that she unleashes on the hunter Orion, killing him. As a reward for killing Orion, Artemis placed the scorpion in the sky where it is visible today as the brilliant constellation Scorpius.  At the time of Samhain, the sun is in Scorpius, and so the stars of this constellation are not readily visible to the stellar observer. Rather, look for the constellation Scorpius to make its dramatic appearance in the summer sky. Scorpius is one of the few constellations that closely resembles the animal that it represents The red-giant star Antares is the eye of the scorpion, while the double star of Shaula is the stinger.
   The snake, another symbol of Scorpio, has an equally complext symbology. While often regarded in the West as a symbol of evil, elsewhere throughout the world the snake represents wisdom and regenerative power. Because the snake sheds its skin during molting, it is looked upon as a symbol of life, death and rebirth. The ouroborous, which depicts a snake consuming its own tail, has long been regarded as a potent magical symbol of inspiration, renewal and the eternal cycle of nature. it is aas embodiment of eternity.
    The eagle  of Scorpio represents the evolved soul and has correlations with the Phoenix, a constellation visible at this time of the year. The eagle is sometimes viewed as a form of Artemis herself.
   A fixed Water sign, Scorpio is also a negative sign in the sense that signs carry a positive or negative energy. In traditional astology, the negative signs are believed to projet predominantly feminine energy, while the positive signs are associated with masculine energy. It is ruled by Pluto and correlates with the age of introspection due to the placement on the zodiac. If one images that a soul must incarnate as a different astrological sign at each rebirth in order to fully evolve, then Scorpio represents that place in a soul's evolution where the cumulative effects of all previous lifetimes are taken into accound and examined. This is especially significant in its relationship to Samhain, as this time of the year is an excllent time for taking an inventory of life, discarding the superfluous and making positive changes.
   Scorpio being a Water sign, reflects the emotions, the world of the intangible, sensitivity, psychism, perception and mysticism. It is also one of the Fixed signs, bringing stability, stubborness, resilience and persistence.  Those born under Scorpio are generally self-repressive, emotional, intuitive, steadfast, and intense. The typical Scorpio can be quite secretive, keeping personal affairs and feelings hidden from those around them. Outwardly they may apper fearless with a strong desire to succeed. They can be purposeful and dynamic. They are perceptive about others and their personal magnetism makes them good at persistent probing to get to the basis of things. Their perceptiveness allows them to understand and comfort others in times of difficulty, and they are unlikely to violate a confidence. On the negative side their intense feelings can make them highly caustic and scornful when angered or crossed in any way. They can be highly jealous, destructive, stubborn, suspicious and even vindictive.
   Those born under this Sun sign should utilize their ability to reason while being aware of their negative qualities. They should be aware that relationships only flourish if both parties can share their thoughts and feelings. Those of other signs will also find this a good time to work on psychic abilities as the energies of the period, including the influence of the Hunter's Moon and Samhain will enchance these.
   This link is a great photo gallery and infromation about the sign of Scopio by Molly Hall. Be sure to check it out.

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