Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Waxing New Moon in Capricorn

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

3rd Day of the 13th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Persephone
Lunar Tree Cycle of Ruis/Elder
13th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Ruis/Elder
3rd Day of the Cycle of Grael -
Days of the Earth Dragon
Moon Phase: waxing New Moon
Moon rises: 9:15AM EST
Moon sets: 6:50PM EST
Moon in the Cardinal Earth
Sign of Capricorn
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Service to
the universe
Sun in Sagittarius
Sunrise: 7:29AM EST
Sunset: 4:53PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "Which
of your plans needs better motivaton?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
December 7th, 2010

Moon in Capricorn - Yesterday evening the moon entered the Cardinal Earth Sign of Capricorn. This transit concerns leadership issues, security, responsibilities, the need to be recognized, desire to create environments, time to take care of business, deal with alternative healing for your body and intensification of your powers of concentration. After Sagittarius' expansiveness, now we feel contraction and a time to pay attention to our needs for security and obligations, drives and ambitions.  The Moon in Capricorn inspires our ambitions for good or ill, we just have to be gentle on our souls if we're not there yet. Lead and manage, but do not manipulate or control. Time to: build, dig, organize,
exercise discipline, work on foundations and make practical progress on a dream. Capricorn brings planning magick and takes your ideas, giving them form and hope. We can tap into the inner wisewoman - ask how form, ritual, organization and tradition can serve. The keyphase for a Capricorn moon transit is 'I permit'.  Energy is slowed down. Be careful to avoid insensitivity to others and stay out of negative and pessimistic mind sets that will only drag you down. Do non-traditional healing as Capricorn is the sign of the medicine woman. 
    Those of us born under a Capricorn moon sign have a strong work ethic, competence and leadership capacity but need to love themselves and not just what they do. They offer us constructive determination and practical support.  Moon in Capricorn is the best time to work magick for organization, ambition, recognition, career and political matters. Healing rituals for the knees, bones, teeth and skin are also done at this time.

This is Tiu's Day - Mars Day - the Day of Activity and Physicality, Passion and Desire, Action Day - and with the Moon being in a Capricorn transit - it is no wonder there are Major magickal energies for working on your Career and Job Hunting.  Good Luck!

Elder:  The Elder Mother; The Queen of Herbs

    Ruis: the thirteenth consonant of the Ogham alphabet - thirteenth month of the Celtic Tree Calendar

  The Elder is a small tree, rarely reaching more than 30 feet although in legend it is said to have grown much taller. More of a compact shrub when young, it becomes a straggling and unruly tree in old age. The Elder prefers lime-rich soil, but it is not fussy, growing almost anywhere and able to produce a mass of flowers and fruit even in dense shade. By June the elder is covered by creamy, flat-topped flowers containing hundreds of tiny five-petalled flowers. They have a delicious smell and a flavor like Muscat grapes.  Small green berries form and ripen, plumb with juice, to a purple-black color, the fruit hanging down in dense bunches known as drupes.

Elder's Mystical Associations:

    Numerically the elder is the ultimate tree of the White Goddess, whose prime sacred number is five (the other being three). Each creamy elderflower has five petals, five yellow stamens and five sepals, which form a tiny green star on the back of each flower. Elderflower clusters hang from five stalks at the end of each branch, which each divide again into five stalklets.
   The Elder is under the protection of the Old Crone aspect of the Triple Goddess, who guards the door to the Underworld, to death and to the dark inner mysteries. Elder is especially associated with the goddess of the waning moon and the waning year, in particular Hela, Queen of the Dead.
     Throughout northern Europe the Elder is associated with death and regeneration and with magick and it is the tree most often used to undo spells of intent. As the tree of the thirteenth month of the Celtic year, the Elder is linked with all superstitions that surround the supposed unluckiness of this particular number.

The Elder Mother was believed to dwell in the Elder tree. She worked a strong earth magick and punished those who used her tree selfishly.

Below - The Jew's Ear fungus grows on moribund elder - said to be the ears of Judas forever hearing the wind whisper the guilt of his betrayal of Jesus.


Cellar Door said...

Ahhh, you take me back to a summer's day when Drupe Pie was a breakfast I made for a dear friend's birthday! The Elder's lucious, little , magical fruit most definitely is the food of fairies!

A good day be yours,
Cellar Door

Sobeit said...

How interesting to hear of someone making Drupe Pie. Thanks for wishes for a good day and may you also be having one.