Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Day - Balsamic Moon

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

28th Day of the 13th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hecate
Lunar Tree Cycle of Ruis/Elder
9th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Beith/Birch
28th Day of the Cycle of Grael -
Days of the Earth Dragons
Moon Phase: Balsamic
Moon rises: 5:16AM EST
Moon sets: 2:30PM EST
Moon in the Mutable Fire
Sign of Sagittarius
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Memories of
dear ones dead or absent.
Sun in Capricorn
Sunrise: 7:43AN EST
Sunset: 5:03PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
are you attempting to manifest
right now?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
January 1st, 2011

Saturn's Day - the Day of Manifestation and Structure, Assessment and Responsibility - Foundation Day.  Well this is an appropriate for all of actions to occur.  Here we are at the first day of a new calendar year and I'm sure many of you are assessing your past year and intending to manifest in your new year. 

New Year's Resolutions

    New Year's resolutions are a modern tradition but despite being neither a Wiccan tradition nor linked to the Witches' year, which begins and ends at Samhain, many Witches still practice this.
Rather than setting yourself one or two difficult-to-attain targets, make a list of 6 to 12 (or 13 items, one for each New Moon cycle) things you would like to achieve during the coming year.  Some could be linked to self-improvement like eating in a more healthy way or learning a new skill, while others are perhaps more in the way of personal treats; for example saving for balloon flight or a weekend at a health spa. Try to include one or more things associated with your Craft, like remembering to observe the cycles of the Moon or writing up your Book of Shadows. It can also be helpful to apply a 'rule of three' approach to this: for each item for self-improvement, have one for the benefit of others, the Land or the Craft, and one which is for pleasure. Ensure that your list includes things which are relatively simple to achieve as well as more difficult goals.
   Write a list of all your targets and while burning a gold candle, recite them to yourself, repeating after each: 'As is my will so mote it be.'  Pin the list in a place where you will see it every day. If you don't want to announce your intentions to the world, you could place it on the inside of your wardrobe door.Now select one goal from your list and  start working towards achieving it as soon as you can.
"The best way to succeed is to start."
[From Kate West's "The Real Witches' Year"]


Mina said...

I love the spin on the New Year's Resolutions. Thank you.

Sobeit said...

I am so glad you enjoyed that little essay - I almost didn't post it.