Sunday, November 28, 2010

Last Quarter Moon enters Virgo

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

23rd Day of the 12th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Medusa
Lunar Tree Cycle of Ngetal/Reed
4th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Ngetal/Reed
24th Day of the Cycle of Shamas
- Days of Witch Gods
Moon Phase: Last Quarter - 3:36PM EST
Moon rises: 12:27PM EST
Moon sets: 11:56PM EST
Moon in Leo v/c 3:29AM EST
Moon enters the Mutable Earth
Sign of Virgo at 4:34AM EST
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The dormant
life of the seed.
Sun in Sagittarius
Sunrise: 7:20AM EST
Sunset: 4:55PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What threshold
of attainment waits for you to cross over?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year.
November 28th, 2010

Last Quarter Moon - The Last Quarter Moon (or waning half moon) rises around midnight and sets around noon. Astrologically, the Moon is square to the Sun. She is visible from the time she rises until she sets.  The Last  Quarter Moon is the HARVEST phase, the plant gives her life so that others may continue theirs. Those born during a Last Quarter phase have a powerful internal life of reflection, and transformation. They can assume different roles while balancing their internal and external worlds. Keywords for the Last Quarter phase are: realignment, revision, integration and cleansing. It is the time in a lunar cycle to take closing action, to follow-up and complete the activities begun at the New phase. During this phase you become aware of what is and is not working with respect to the achievement of your goal for the cycle. The movement is toward integration. Open to your successes. MANIFEST YOUR GOAL(S). Be responsible. 

Moon in Virgo - The Moon in Virgo sends us back to work and gives us a to-do list. We become impatiently aware of what needs to be improved, fixed or healed. Our compassion is strong, but we can get irritated at less industrious folk. This is a time weed out, edit, critique, care, exercise, investigate, study and heal but be gentle with others. If you were born under a Virgo Moon sign you are curious, responsible, caring but need to cultivate gentle acceptance of self and others. During Virgo Moon transits women are mentally active, but there is a tendency to excessive criticism both of oneself and others. Emotionally it is an inward time, when we can reflect on personal relationships. Moon in Virgo is the best time to work magick involving employment, intellectual matters, health and dietary concerns. Healing rituals for ailments of the intestines or nervous system are also done during this transit.

Ah, it is Sun Day - the Day of Intent, Creation and Renewal... Creation Day..... There are Major magickal energies today for rites and spells that Clear Root Causes of our Health Issues. 

Body, you must manifest
only what my mind has blest,.
This cannot be too much stressed
for perfect health is my true quest."
[From Seasons of the Witch Datebook, 2010]

    I have another blog I post in almost everyday as I do this one.  It is essays from Caitlin Matthews' book "The Celtic Spirit" which I have found that the words in these daily essays give me as much insight and spiritual wisdom as does what I learn from following daily lunar events.  Today's essay is about Spiraling Prayer or turas and with these closing words in the essay I think you find that this is a act that can benefit your Craft practice.

   "We need to circle, spiraling around the sacred site with our body in tune with our intentions and with the presence of the site. The process of spiraling around builds power, strengthens intention, and brings us into attunement with our soul's thread. It also attunes us in another way: as our planet spins around the circling year, we too simultaneously experience the turning of our soul toward the source of greatest spiritual light. Each season is a mystical gateway of opportunity and understanding, a sacred time of wisdom. If we live with awareness of the year's cycles, we will achieve a direct alignment with those sacred opportunities. "   (Remember how I am always stressing that 'awareness' is one the most practice of the Craft.)

Here is the link to the blog and I strongly urge you to read it and give it thought.

Also I think today's Lunar Meditation and Solar Question are good meditations to be done today. You don't know how to meditate or don't make a practice of it?  Well this inward season of Winter is an excellent time to start.  I suggest using Christopher Penczak's book "The Inner Temple of Witchcraft"
to help you get started and become regular at meditating...  This practice is one of the most important aspect of Witchcraft - don't blow it off!

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