Sunday, January 30, 2011
Waning Balsamic Moon enters Capricorn
and open to Her Wisdom."
27th Day of the 1st Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hecate
Lunar Tree Cycle of Beith/Birch
10th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Luis/Rowan
27th Day of the Cycle of Imbolgen -
Days of Reclaiming
Moon Phase: waning Balsamic
Moon rises: 5:03AM EST
Moon sets: 2:27PM EST
Moon in Sagittarius v/c 5:10AM EST
Moon enters the Cardinal Earth
Sign of Capricorn at 9:04AM EST
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The wandering path
of the soul
Sun in Aquarius
Sunrise: 7:32AM EST
Sunset: 5:43PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
are the landmarks of your spiritual
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
January 30th, 2011
Moon in Capricorn - The Moon in Capricorn inspires out ambitions for good or ill, we just have to 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, make practical progress on a dream. Moon in Capricorn brings planning magick and takes your ideas, giving them form and hope and a great time for this transit to be happening. We are almost onto Imbolc - the time when we make fresh starts into the blooming of spring. We can tap into the inner wisewoman - ask how form, ritual, organization or tradition can serve. This transit concerns leadership issues, security, responsibilities, the need to be recognized, desires 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, not we feel contraction and a time to pay attention to our needs for security, duties, obligations, drives and ambitions. It's good for setting and achieving goals, 'going for it'
materially; as now we feel persistent and ambitious. Energy is slowed down (this coincides with our waning Balsamic moon energy too). Be careful to avoid insensitivity to others, and stay out of negative and pessimistic mind sets that will only drag you down. Take this moon transit to deal with your material plane, especially if you have neglected it too long. Do non-traditional healing as Capricorn is the sign of the medicine woman.
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. Those who have been born under a Capricorn Moon sign have a strong work ethic, competence, and leadership capacity, but may need to learn to love themselves holding still.
Sun Day - the Day of Intent, Creation and Renewal.... What do you think of when you feel the sun shine down on you? What sorts of enchantments and energies do you think would be complementary to a day named after our closest star? Sun Day brings those bright solar energies into your life and has the magickal correspondences of success, promotion, leadership, pride, light, generosity, warmth, fitness, and personal growth. Astrologically, the sun symbolizes the conscious self and rules the zodiac sign of Leo which is just peeping over the horizon for Imbolc and the coming of spring. [see yesterday's post on the constellation of Imbolc]
Astrological Influences of Imbolc -
The Reign of Aquarius and the Age of the Crone
How appropriate that on the commemoration of Brighid, tropical astrology brings the influence of the sun's power through the constellation known as the Water Bearer. The growing light of the sun corresponds with Brighid's fire aspect, while the water bearer evokes her sacred wells.
The eleventh zodiacal sign, Aquarius is a fixed air sign ruled by Uranus, representing the culmination of the soul's evolution. Themes of air and water are prevalent as the Aquarium age is characterized by spiritual vision, originality, individuality and immortality. In arcane astrological calculations, the sun remained in Aquarius from January 21st until February 19th. The sun in Aquarius meant the beginning of the spring rains. When Aquarius rises with the sun, winter has finally passed.
Today in astronomy, the sun is in Capricorn on Imbolc. As Capricorn is a blended creature with marine attributes, the zodiacal association of Imbolc with water still stands. Both Capricorn and Aquarius have been interpreted as references to the coming of seasonal rains.
Aquarius radiates tolerance, acceptance, and wisdom as suggested by its connection to the crone. In Egyptian mythology, Aquarius is represented by Hapi, God of the Nile. As water bearer, Hapi holds two overflowing vessels symbolizing the Nile of the North and the Nile of the South. In the sign of Aquarius, the soul begins the preparations for the end of its journey and ultimately for rebirth, one of the major themes associated with Imbolc.
The mythological figure most closely associated with Aquarius is the Trojan prince, Ganymede. A youth of incomparable beauty, Ganymede attracted the affection of Zeus. Taking on form of a majestic eagle, Zeus absconded with the youth and brought him to Mount Olympus to serve as his erotic partner as well as the nectar-bearer to the gods.
Ganymede was the son of Tros, the grandson of Dardanos, who was a son of Zeus and founder of the first settlement of Troy. To compensate the family for their grief at the loss of their son, Zeus gave Tros a gift of horses and comforted him with the knowledge that his son would enjoy eternal youth, beauty and immortality.
In Grecian art, Ganymede is most often depicted with a look of sensual abandon and trust as he is carried away by the great eagle. He has come to represent the model of the often same-sex relationships between gods and mortals of Greek mythology. However, the astrological sign of Aquarius does not imply any proclivity toward homosexuality as its associated myth might suggest.
[From: Judy Ann Nock's book "The Wiccan Year"]