and open to Her Wisdom."
26th Day of the 11th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hecate
Lunar Tree Cycle of Gort/Ivy
5th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Ngetal/Reed
26th Day of the Cycle of Phasma
Priscus - Days of Ancient Spirits
Moon Phase: waning Half Moon
Moon rises: 2:23AM EDST
Moon sets: 3:25PM EDST
Moon in the Mutable Earth
Sign of Virgo
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The blessing
Sun in Scorpio
Sunrise: 7:49AM EDST
Sunset: 6:18PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
are you attempting to manifest now?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
November 1st, 2010
Moon in Virgo - The party's over - Samhain and Leo's transit - now is the time we come back to Earth with a thump it's Moon Day - and we (if we are fortunate enough) are on our way back to work. This is a suitable moon transit for a Monday. During this transit important issues are practicality, organization, cleaning up your diet and/or house, healing your body or offering healing to others and attending to loose ends. Practical Virgo cleans the house, sets things in order and harvests the last of the vegetables and herbs. She purifies and organizes our diet, setting us on a healthy road. It is a time of taking responsibility and cleaning up messes we 've been leaving behind. Virgo brings painstaking attention to detail; housecleaning is a good way to work through a Virgo transit. The Moon in Virgo asks us to consider what needs healing and what needs composting. It's time to study, learn, train, organize and turn our compassion into pragmatic action. Don't get stuck in your head. Those born with a Virgo Moon sign in their charts came here to diagnose and heal her soul and the world's. They need to learn to celebrate the beauty in each of us. They offer us practical compassion and ancient wisdom. 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 moon transit.
Moon Day - the Day of Remembering and Feeling. Spend time contemplating your ancestors.
The First Day of the Winter Quarter
As the last of the Autumn leaves were falling and the harvest gathered in our ancestors would prepare for the storms of Winter. At this time the land starts to become care of colors of life. In your garden you need to be clearing away dead leaves, and cutting back plants for Winter. Protect or bring in delicate plants before the real chill sets in, and remove any remaining fruit before the first storms. Houseplants should not be too close to windows as at this time of the year they can easily chill Consider feeding the birds and wildlife, so long as you are sure you will continue to do throughout the coming winter.
Wrap up warmly and take yourself out into the woods to notice the changes around you. Take some dried fruit and a little cider or wine as an offering. Seek out the oldest tree you can find (almost certainly the one with widest trunk) and make your offering to the land. Then sit beneath it with your back to the trunk for a while. Close your eyes and visualize all the seasonal changes of Spring, Summer and Autumn which have led to this point. Then recall all the things in your life which have likewise started, grown, and come to fruition this past year. In your mind see the Goddess as the Wise One and the God as the Hunter walking through the woods, and thank them for all that has come to you. When you are ready, open your eyes and seek out a token of the season to take home with you.
[From: "The Real Witches' Year" by Kate West]
"The Goddess will walk with you
if you invite Her."
Solar Questions: If you read through my daily heading above you have seen the Solar Question asked every day. These come from Caitlin Matthews' book "Celtic Devotional" and here is her advice on to
use them: "These questions are part of the morning devotion, to be asked and answered during that time, or to be considered during the day. Some of the answers may reveal aspects of yourself you had not considered, some may require practical implementation. "
Wasted Food - An Environmental Disgrace
"American landfills are filling up or reaching their mandated closing dates and fewer ones are being constructed, mostly because it's incredibly difficult to site a new landfill (in short, because the whole 'not in my back yard thing). When they are build, new landfills tend to farther from population centers (and the waste), requiring more fuel consumption from hauling. The number of U.S. landfills dropped by 78% from 1988 to 2007 . Yet, as their numbers shrink, their average size increases. America's average landfill is growing, just like our farms. So-called 'mega-landfills dot the economically depressed Rust Belt states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Communities receive a share of the landfills revenues, but the cash influx comes at a price. Landfills create decades of work for a few, but they bring centuries of environmental impact for all."
[From "American Wasteland" by Jonathan Bloom]