"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."
18th Day of the 1st Lunar Cycle
Lunar Tree Cycle of Beith/Birch
1st Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Luis/Rowan
18th Day of the Cycle of Imbolgen -
Days of Reclaiming
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous
Moon sets: 8:31AM EST
Moon rises: 8:00PM EST
Moon in Leo v/c 1:57PM EST
Moon enters the Mutable Earth
Sign of Virgo at 6:10PM EST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The satisfaction
Sun in Aquarius
Sunrise: 7:39AM EST
Sunset: 5:24PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
do you most appreciate about
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
January 21st, 2011
Moon in Virgo - The Moon in Virgo sends us back to work after Leo's party time and gives us a to-do list. We become impatiently aware of what needs to be improved, fixed or healed. Our compassion is strong, but we can get irritated at less industrious folk. It's time to clean up our act and turn our attention to the matter of our health and hygiene. During this transit, important issues are practicality, organization, cleaning up your diet or your house, healing your body or offering healing to others and attending to loose ends. It is a time of taking responsibility and cleaning up the messes we've been leaving. Virgo brings painstaking attention to details; housecleaning is a good way to work through a Virgo transit. Be gentle with others. Those who were born under a Virgo Moon sign are curious, responsible, caring, but need to cultivate gentle acceptance of self and others. Moon in Virgo is the best time to work magick involving employment, intellectual matters, health, and dietary concerns. Healing rituals for ailments of the intestines or nervous system are also done during this period of time.
Freya's Day - Venus Day - the Day of Sharing and Relationships....
Luis/Rowan Celtic Tree Month
In the Celtic tree calendar this is the first day of the Rowan month... The Rowan, Mountain Ash or Witchwood is a tree of protection and vision and is sacred to the Crone aspect of the Goddess. Take with you a small offering, such as a little wine or a small biscuit, and seek out a Rowan. You may need to take a guide with you to help you to identify it. When you find the tree, first make your offering to its spirit, saying, "Graceful Rowan, if it pleases you, let me find some of your wood, that I might protect my home and all who lives within it. I give this offering freely as I give my love to the land. Blessed Be." Search carefully around the tree for fallen wood, and take one piece for each of the doors which lead into your home. If you find a piece straight and long enough for a wand, you may also take this. A wand's length is the distance from your elbow to the center of your palm of your strong hand. Thank the tree and take your wood home with you.
If you have been lucky enough to find a wand, it usually needs at least 6 weeks of gentle drying before it is ready to be worked.
Take other pieces of fallen wood and tie a small length of red thread around each. Hang them over the doors which enter your home to protect against people bringing negative thoughts and feelings into the house.
[From Kate West's "The Real Witches' Year"]