Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Waning Half Moon in Libra

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

26th Day of the 12th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hecate
Lunar Tree Cycle of Ngetal/Reed
7th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Ruis/Elder
27th Day of the Cycle of Shamas
- Days of Witch Gods
Moon Phase: waning Half Moon
Moon rises: 2:47AM EST
Moon sets: 1:56PM EST
Moon in the Cardinal Air
Sign of Libra
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The magic
of snow
Sun in Sagittarius
Sunrise: 7:23AM EST
Sunset: 4:54PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
are you attempting to manifest now?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
December 1st, 2010

It is Woden's Day - Mercury Day - the Day of Communication and Connection. There are minor magickal energies to work in your Book of Shadows today and in the PM to work on defense against psychic attack.   The Moon is in Libra so our sociability is open this transit brings a friendly egalitarian vibe and encourages us to connect.

Making a Sabbat Wheel

      One of the additions you can put on your Altar is the Sabbat Wheel. This is a stone or wooden disc inscribed, or otherwise decorated, with images to represent the Sabbats. If made of a soft stone, such as slate, then the images can be sketched on with pencil and then carved into the surface. A circular wheel is easy to make, and a simple plain breadboard can form your basis. First, divide it into eight equal segments, like the spokes of a wheel. Symbols can then be burnt or carved into each of the segments, drawn or painted, or even created from gemstone chips, seeds, etc. Alternatively you could press plants which represent each Sabbat and glue them into place, sealing it with a coat of clear varnish. Some ideas for the decorations are: Imbolc, candles, Snowdrops; Oestara, eggs, the Hare, Primroses; Beltane, Maypole, Besom, Chalice and Athame, Hawthorn blossoms, Bluebells; Litha, the Sun, Green Man, Oak Leaves, Sunflowers; Lughnasadh, a single stem or a sheaf of wheat, harvest loaf; Mabon, scales; Samhain, apples, pumpkins, stalks of corn; Yule. The Sun, Holly.  For flowers and plants it is more meaningful to actually collect them in season in your garden or locality.  So you can begin your Wheel now and add to it around the turning ahead.
   Another version of this is to embroider illustrations of the Sabbats, placing each in an eighth segment of a circular tablecloth.  This can then become an altar cloth.  If you have doubts about your ability to sew directly onto the cloth, then embroider pieces of cloth which are then sewn in place.  This also allows several members of the group to contribute and means that each illustration can be placed on a cloth of an appropriate color if desired.

Here are some links to information about Sabbat Wheels -

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