Sunday, October 24, 2010

Waning Gibbous Moon -Samhain Tarot Spread

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

18th Day of the 11th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Demeter
Lunar Tree Cycle of Gort/Ivy
25th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Gort/Ivy
18th Day of the Witches' Lunar
Year - Phasma Priscus - Days
of Ancient Spirit
Moon Phase: waning Gibbous
Moon sets: 9:21AM EDST
Moon rises: 7:07PM EDST
Moon in the Fixed Earth
Sign of Taurus
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The grail of
your search.
Sun in Scorpio
Sunrise: 7:40AM EDST
Sunset: 6:28PM EDST
Solar Question for the Year: "Do you
abuse or respect obligations?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
October 24th, 2010

Today is Sun Day - the Day of Intent, Creation and Renewal.. There are Major magickal energies suitable for spells regarding Investments.

7th House Witches' Year Lunar Calendar

    Please take note that I have begun using a daily notation for this kind of calendar.  The first day of the Witches' Lunar Year occurs on the new moon before Samhain and so we are currently in the lunar month of Phasma Priscus which is the First Lunar Cycle of this Lunar Year according to this Witches' Year.  All thirteen months only appear during the years with thirteen moons. That would be once every two to three years. In 2010 Alban Heruin does not occur. I have access to this information from my Seasons of the Witch datebook.  I have been interested in these cycles for a while because they correspond to the Lunar Cycles I follow for my Lunar Tree Cycles which is based on Shekhinah Mountainwater's Luna information in her book "Ariadne's Thread: A Workbook of Goddess Magic". 

Tarot Spread for Samhain

   This spread and information comes from "Tarot for All Seasons:Creating the Days and Nights of Power" by Christine Jette.  It is suggested that you can use tarot cards on your altar to bring added
energies to it.  Place the Death card, card 13, on your altar to symbolize your intention to let go of worn-out ideas or habits. The Hermit, card 9, represents going within to find your own wise counsel.
     The name of the tarot spread for Samhain is Fruit of Wisdom Tarot Layout.  It is based on the image of an apple cut in half. The apple is sacred to witches. If you cut an apple horizontally in half, it reveals a five-pointed star called a pentagram. The pentagram is a beautiful star and stars provide light as we navigate the darkness. The five points of the pentagram symbolize Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit.
Its enveloping circle means the endless cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Pentagrams are associated with the feminine and are powerful for protection.
    Cut an apple in half horizontally to reveal the pentagram. Contemplate this beautiful star as you shuffle and cut the tarot deck. When you are ready, place the six cards in positions one through six as shown in figure below.
Position 1:  A Time of Reflection, Fears and Blocks - What is holding you back from creating the life
you want? What blocks you from your desire?
Position 2: Acceptance - Who or what do you need to accept? What cannot be changed?
Position 3: Release and Let Go - What is no longer useful to you? What habits, relationships or thought patterns are worn out?
Position 4: Keep, Nurture and Protect - What talents, skills and abilities do you need to keep and nurture? What do you need to protect?
Position 5: Crone's Wisdom - What is your intuition telling you? What can you learn from your situation?
Position 6: Cauldron of Rebirth, Awaiting the New- What future are you building as a result of reflecting, accepting, releasing, nurturing and protecting?

   To complete the Samhain reading, you can meditate with the cards, write a journal entry, keep the cards on the altar until Yule, or simply close. Carry a card or two with you during the day to strengthen the connection between you and inner wisdom. Affirm your personal power to protect all that you love: "I awaken to the Samhain season and release all this holding me back from fulfilling my spirit's desire. This, or something better, is manifesting for me now, for the good of all, harming no one, according to free will. So mote it be."

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