Sunday, October 3, 2010

Waning Half Moon in Leo - Sun Day

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

26th Day of the 10th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hecate
Lunar Tree Cycle of Muin/Vine
4th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Gort/Ivy
Moon Phase: waning half
Moon rises: 2:11AM EDST
Moon sets: 4:23PM EDST
Moon in the Fixed Fire
Sign of Leo
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Luna Meditation: The blessing
of twilight.
Sun in Libra
Sunrise: 7:17AM EDST
Sunset: 7:00PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "Are
you doing too much and which areas
can be pruned?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
October 3rd, 2010

Sun Day - the Day of Intent, Creation and Renewal - Creation Day..  Today there are Major magickal energies for rites/Spells for Success.

The Cauldron

   It should be remembered that the Cauldron is simply the forerunner of the saucepan. What we now consider to be a 'cauldron' used to be an everyday kitchen pot for our forebears, and would have been kept filled with steaming broth.
   Today's Witches use saucepan to cook in, whether food or lotions and potions. For us the Cauldron has other meanings and uses. As with the Chalice, the Cauldron is a symbol of the Goddess. However, whereas the Chalice usually only holds wine or other drinks, the Cauldron used to contain fire, to prevent scorching carpets or the land. Leaping such a fire is a key part of many cleansing and fertility Rites. It can also hold water to act as a dark mirror for scrying, or in water rituals. A Cauldron can represent the Cauldron of Cerridwen which as the power of giving knowledge and life, or the Cauldron of Dagda, one of the four treasures of the Tautha de Danann.
   When seeking a Cauldron, ensure that it is made of thick metal, usually iron, as thin metal may not take the heat of even a couple of night-lights. There are two basic styles of Cauldron: the kind designed to hang over an open fire which generally has a large handle and no legs; and the kind with 3 sturdy legs which can stand on its own, keeping the heat away from whatever is underneath. The latter is more useful unless you only intend to hang it over a hearth.
[From: Kate West's "The Real Witches' Year"]

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