Monday, January 24, 2011

Moon Day - Disseminating Moon in Libra

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

21st Day of the 1st Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hestia
Lunar Tree Cycle of Beith/Birch
4th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Luis/Rowan
21st Day of the Cycle of Imbolgen -
Days of Reclaiming
Moon Phase: Disseminating
Moon sets: 10:02AM EST
Moon rises: 11:40PM EST
Moon in the Cardinal Air
Sign of Sagittarius
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The spirit
of the land in Winter
Sun in Aquarius
Sunrise: 7:37AM EST
Sunset: 5:27PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "Which
of your family do you most appreciate?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
January 24th, 2011

Moon Day - the Day of Remembering and Feeling - Impression Day... there are minor magickal energies for releasing unwanted emotions.  Monday is named after the moon. The Latin term for Monday is Dies Lunae ("moon's day"), in the old English language, this day was Mpmamdaeg; in Greek, it was Hermera Selenes.  All of these different names and languages transfer to the same thing: the 'day of the moon.'
   Working with the different phases of the moon is an important skill that takes a bit of time for Witches to learn. So why not cut to the chase and experiment with the day of the week that is dedicated to the moon in all its magickal energies and aspects?  Magickally,  Monday encourages the lunar energies of inspiration, illusion, prophetic dreams, emotions, psychic abilities, travel, women's mysteries and fertility.
    The Deities for the Moon are: Mani, Meness, Thorth and Selene; the corresponding flowers and plants are: bluebell, jasmine, gardenia, white rose, white poppy and moonflowers.  Silver is the correspondant metal for the moon and it's colors are white, silver and pale blue.  Crystals and stones relating to the moon are: moonstones, pearls, quartz crystals and sapphires.  Essential Oil for the Moon are: Gardenia, jasmine, lemon, lemon balm, lily, myrrh, sandalwood, and Stephanotis.  Foods, Herbs, and Spices for the Moon are: melons, chamomile, and wintergreen. The tarot cards relating to the Moon are; The Moon and the High Priestess. 
    Believe it or not of the Deities listed above, only one of them is a goddess.  Meness is a Latvian fertility moon god; Mani is the Norse god of the Moon and Thoth (pronounced Tote) is the ibis-headed god from Egypt who wore on his head both a crescent and a lunar disk.  Selene, the goddess of the group, is a Greek goddess of the full moon. She is often shown within the face of the full moon as a beautiful winged woman wearing a golden crown.
[From: Ellen Dugan's "Book of Witchery"]

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