and open to Her Wisdom."
10th Day of the 1st Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hera
Lunar Tree Cycle of Beith/Birch
21st Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Beith/Birch
10th Day of the Cycle of Imbolgen -
Days of Reclaiming
Moon Phase: waxing Half Moon
Moon sets: 1:39AM EST
Moon rises: 11:58AM EST
Moon in the Fixed Earth Sign
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The blessing of age
Sun in Capricorn
Sunrise: 7:42AM EST
Sunset: 5:15PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What is
the source of your inspiration?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
January 13th, 2011
Moon in Taurus - The Moon in Taurus grounds us; it slows us down and wakes our sensual nature and stubbornness, helps us dig deeper roots. During this transit the Taurus Moon asks to discover what nurtures us and how to grow deeper roots. We can almost feel the mud oozing between our toes, awakening our senses and sensuality and growing stubbornness. It is a time to cultivate our material resources, our homes and our body. This lunar transit concerns money, work, property, the body, home and family, sensuality, building cautiously and slowly, being conscientious, growth, sensitivity, planting and emotional patterns based on security. The energy flow is even. The forceful forward movement of Aries becomes solid and calm and patient during Taurus. There is a desire to protect material goods and a strong need for financial security. Those who were born under a Taurus moon roots deeply, and changes slowly; they collect, touch, support, and see the sacred in the world of matter. Steady, they can loan their strength to others, but may need to learn the beauty in change. Moon in Taurus is the best time to work magick for love, real estate, material acquisitions and money. Healing rituals for ailments of the throat, neck and ears are also done during this period of time.
Thor's Day - Jupiter Day - the Day of Vision, Spiritual Insight and Expansion... There are Major magickal energies today for rites/spells about Money Matters and Business Success.
Earthy Prosperity Tarot Spell
[From Ellen Dugan's "Book of Witchery"]
If possible, work this prosperity spell outdoors. You will be calling on the element of Earth and all of its fertile and abundant energies. If weather prohibits you from being outside, then set this up so your work area faces north, because the northern direction is associated with the element of earth.
* A green votive candle
* 1/2 cup garden soil (you can use potting soil)
* A saucer or small plate to hold the soil
* The following tarot cards: Ace of Pentacles, Nine of Pentacles and Ten of Pentacles
(please note: the suits of Coins and Pentacles are the same thing.)
* A lighter or matches
* A safe, flat surface on which to set up the spell
Place the green votive candle inside the cup. Snuggle the votive cup securely down into the soil. Arrange the cards next to the dish that holds the soil and candle. Take a few moments to center yourself. When you feel ready, light the candle, and speak the following spell three times:
"Element of earth, I call, ground and strengthen me tonight!
May the gods now bless this green spell candle that burns so bright
The suit of Pentacles and Coins calls for prosperity
They will help to bring health, and abundance quickly to me
Now together may all of these elements combine
And create opportunity for wealth at this time."
Close the spell by saying:
"For the good of all, bringing harm to none
By the element of earth, this spell is done!"
Allow the candle to burn until it goes out on its own. If necessary, move the candle to a safe location so it can finish burning, such as a shower stall, inside an unlit fireplace, or in the empty kitchen sink. Never leave a burning candle unattended, especially outdoors.