Saturday, December 25, 2010
Disseminating Moon enters Virgo
and open to Her Wisdom."
21st Day of the 13th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hestia
Lunar Tree Cycle of Ruis/Elder
2nd of the Celtic Tree
Month of Beith/Birch
21st Day of the Cycle of Grael -
Days of the Earth Dragon
Moon Phase: Disseminating
Moon sets: 10:31AM EST
Moon rises: 10:16PM EST
Moon in Leo v/c 4:27AM EST
Moon enters the Mutable Earth
Sign of Virgo at 10:14AM EST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The spirit of
the Land in Winter.
Sun in Capricorn
Sunrise: 7:41AM EST
Sunset: 4:58PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "To
whom do you need to show more
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
December 25th, 2010
Moon in Virgo - The Moon in Virgo sends us back to work and gives us a to-do list. After to Leo party, it's time to clean up our act. We become impatiently aware of what needs to be improved, fixed or healed. Our compassion is strong, but we can get irritated as less industrious folk. Practical Virgo cleans the house and sets things in order. It is a time of taking responsibility and cleaning up the messes we've been leaving. Virgo brings painstaking attention to detail; housecleaning is a good way to work through a Virgo transit. Emotionally it's an inward time when we can reflect on personal relationships.
During a Virgo women are mentally active but there is a tendency to excessive criticism both of oneself and others. Those born under a Virgo moon are curious, responsible, caring but need to cultivate gentle acceptance of self and others. 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 at this time.
Saturn Day - the Day of Manifestation and Structure, Assessment and Responsibility - Foundation Day.
There are Major magickal energies for doing rites/spells for Protection.
Christmas is not a Wiccan festival, however, it is such an intrinsic part of life today that almost all Witches will celebrate it. It's hard to avoid such a dominant celebration. Certainly anyone with children would to be either very lucky or extremely firm in order to persuade their young not to celebrate it. Most of the time in Pagan/Wiccan households Yule is celebrated and then they go on to celebrate Christmas.
There are a number of interesting customs and beliefs associated with Christmas. It is said that you should eat a mince pie on each of the 12 days of Christmas, preferably given to you by someone else, to ensure 12 months of good luck. Moreover it is bad luck to refuse a mince pie if it is offered to you. The pies should never be cut as this would bring conflict into the home. The Christmas pudding, when made at home should be stirred 3 times Deosil, or clockwise, by everyone in the house to ensure their wishes come true. Should a fly be seen in the house between Christmas and New Year it is said to forecast a good year. To see a person's shadow without a head on Christmas day was believed to indicate a death in the coming year. The turkey wishbone should be pulled by two people using only their little fingers. The one who wins the nub will then have their wish come true. At midnight on this day you should open all the doors in the house to let evil spirits depart.
[From Kate West's "The Real Witches' Year"]