and open to Her Wisdom."
10th Day of the 13th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hera
Lunar Tree Cycle of Ruis/Elder
20th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Ruis/Elder
10th Day of the Cycle of Graef -
Days of the Earth Dragon
Moon Phase waxing Half Moon
Moon sets: 12:53AM
Moon rises: 12:35PM EST
Moon enters the Cardinal Fire
Sign of Aries at 2:15AM EST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The blessings
Sun in Sagittarius
Sunrise: 7:34AM EST
Sunset: 4:53PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "How
are you respecting or abusing
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
December 14th, 2010
Moon in Aries - The Moon in Aries lights a fire under our tails; it wakes us up from our journey through our dreamy Pisces moon transit; strips away our complications and our patience. We can make a fresh start but tend to shoot from the hip, move fast, argue quickly. This is a time to initiate, speak up, weed, honor independence. Aries fiery energy asks to remember who truly are even if it bothers those we love or work for. Tempers, tears, and passions run hot - and this is Tiu's Day - Mars Day - the Day of Activity and Physicality, Passion and Desire - Action Day... so there will be plenty of fiery energy to add to Aries's energy. You may reach out in emotional surges and impulsiveness. This moon transit is a great tester of limits. Your acting on feelings of the moment rather than the on result of reasoning can bring about headstrong behavior and a tendency towards temperamental blowups. And don't forget we are in a Mercury Retrograde cycle... Moon in Aries is the best time to work magick involving leadership, authority, rebirth, spiritual conversion or willpower. Healing rituals for ailments of the face, head, or brain are also done during this period of time.
Today on Tiu's Day - there Major energies for doing spells/rites for Competition and Personal Advocacy... tread carefully with all these impulsive energies flowing.
Snow is a remarkable substance. It's a liquid in a solid but malleable form. You may have cursed snow in the past as, at best, an inconvenience but lets look at it for a new use - rituals using snow. It isn't as if a lot of us are putting up with an abundance of it now.
To Be Rid of a Negative Condition - from Scott Cunningham's "Earth, Air, Fire & Water"
During the day go outside with a small bowl and fill it with clean snow. Pack it, level it with your gloved hand and rush back inside.
After removing your winter wraps, place the bowl of snow on a table. Hold your palms downward over the bowl and say:
Help me now
Win this fight."
Visualize the habit or condition as being in the snow. See the negative condition there. Push the power it has had over you into the snow. Know that the habit, its causes and the power you have given it are in the snow. Transfer the negative energy through your palms into the snow.
Pour one-half a handful of rock (de-icing) salt into your projective hand. Look at the salt and sense its purifying, cleansing qualities.
Still visualizing your negative habit as being in the snow, sprinkle the salt over it until you've completely covered its surface. Say:
"White on white,
Salt on Snow;
Fight your fight;
Next, take any small stone that is no more than one and half inches in diameter. Hold this in your projective hand. Visualize freedom from your negative habit. Visualize freedom from your negative habit or condition. See yourself free from its grip. Sense the power that you possess to break the chain.
After a few moments, gently place the stone on the surface of the salted snow. Say:
"Rock on salt,
Salt on snow;
Sit before the bowl, staring down into it. Watch. Sense. Visualize the purifying potency of salt destroying your negative condition, the causes and the power that you've been giving it.
As the snow melts, release all connections that you have with the habit or negative condition. Visualize and feel your conscious desires melting: dissolving into a sea of apathy, an ocean of disinterest, a surging river of purification.
When the salt has melted the snow, remove the stone, pour the water outside of your house (away from plants that may be asleep beneath their white blankets) and return inside.
Wash the bowl and the stone that you have used. Put them in a safe place until the next day.
Repeat the entire ritual for nine days. Visualize.