Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Waning Half Moon - Tiu's Day

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

24th Day of the 13th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Medusa
Lunar Tree Cycle of Ruis/Elder
5th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Beith/Birch
24th Day of the Cycle of Grael -
Days of the Earth Dragon
Moon Phase: waning Half
Moon rises: 12:39AM EST
Moon sets: 11:59AM EST
Moon in the Cardinal Air
Sign of Libra
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Jouney's end
Sun in Capricorn
Sunrise: 7:42AM EST
Sunset: 5:00PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
threshold of attainment waits
for you to cross over?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
December 28th, 2010

Tiu's Day - Mars Day - the Day of Activity and Physicality, Passion and Desire - Action Day.  Some of Tiu's Correspondences are: Planetary Influence - Mars along with its planetary symbol; Deities are Mars, Tyr/Tiw, and Lilith; Flowers and Planets are Holly, snapdragon and thistle; Metal - Iron; Colors are Red, Black, Scarlet, and Orange; Crystals & Stones are Bloodstones, Garnet, Ruby and Jasper; Essential Oils are: Basil, Ginger, Pennyroyal and Pine; Tarot Cards are Five of Wands, Six of Wands, and Strength; and Foods, Herbs & Spices are: Allspice, Peppers, Carrots, Garlic and Ginger... 

Days of the Earth Dragon -

    In my daily heading above you can note that I keep track of what day of 7th House Witches' Year Lunar Calendar it is.  This follows along with my Lunar Tree Cycle day also.  I get the Grael cycle information from my "2010 Seasons of the Witch Daily" datebook.  I find it appropriate that this particular cycle is called the Earth Dragon cycle as the Winter season is a time when we ground ourselves in the Earth and draw within to sort out ourselves.  So I referred this morning to my "Druid Animal Oracle" deck set to find information on the Earth Dragon. This deck was created by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm. 
 Earth Dragon: Draig-talamh - keywords: Power, Potential, Riches
     This card shows a coiled dragon guarding a hoard of treasure in its cave. An old inhabitant of the Welsh village of Penllyne, who died at the turn of the century, insisted that his father and uncle had killed such a dragons. In his boyhood he had seen them: coiled when resting, they 'looked as if they were covered with jewels of all sorts. Some of them had crests sparkling with all the colors of the rainbow.' When disturbed they glided swiftly, 'sparkling all over,' to their hiding places.
    The Earth Dragon brings us face to face with our potential. Within us we have a treasure house of riches - of powers and capacities - which we can learn how to use. In the past we may have been denied access by the guardian of this treasure. But now we are coming to understand that this sometimes fierce guardian is in reality an aspect of ourselves. By coming to know and love Draig-talamh we will be able to unlock the secrets of our heart, and at the same time we will find ourselves discovering the beauty and the power that lie within the hearts of those around us and in the very earth itself.
   So as we are in the waning phases of the Moon and will experience the Balsamic and Dark Moon times in a few days - this will be an appropriate time to meet our Earth Dragon and contemplate his lessons.

1 comment:

Mina said...

I love the symbolism of the Earth Dragon and the (our) house of riches.