Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sun Day - moon goes v/c tonight

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

12th Day of the 2nd Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hera
Lunar Tree Cycle of Luis/Rowan
24th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Luis/Rowan
12th Day of the Cycle of Keolwulf -
Days of the Old Ones
Moon Phase: waxing Half moon
Moon sets: 3:26AM EST
Moon rises: 12:50PM EST
Moon in Gemini v/c 10:19PM EST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The compassion
of memory
Sun in Aquarius
Sunrise: 7:17AM EST
Sunset: 5:51PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
significant patterns are emerging from
the last year of your life?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter
of the Year
February 13th, 2011

Sun Day - this is Day of Intent, Creation and there minor magickal energies for motivation and personal finances.  The charms and spells that would complement this magickal day of the sun are ones for personal achievements of any kind - such as if you are seeking fame and wealth, working that much-deserved promotion at work or being acknowledged for a job well done. Health issues, increasing personal power or simply sticking to achieving your goals for this lunar cycle and being proud of what you have accomplished all fall under the sun's golden influence.

Writing and Adapting Rituals

   A ritual is made up of a series of Rites focused around the magickal working or celebration, which is purpose of that Ritual. There are two main categories of Ritual: those which contain a magickal working or spell, and those which are celebratory. In the first type of ritual you need to cast a Circle and rise power, and in the second type of ritual you do not. Initiations are an exception as they are both a magickal working and a celebration.
   There are several key steps in writing and construction meaningful Rituals, which can be thought of as the questions you ask yourself.  First you need to determine a purpose for and the nature of the Ritual. Without a purpose there is no point in holding a Ritual. You need to define what exactly you intend to celebrate or achieve.  Then you will determine 'where' and 'when' this Rite will occur.  Inside? or outside?  Morning? or evening? or perhaps high noon.  Some steps in a Ritual cannot be ignored: such as preparation, the steps in creating and removing Sacred Space, and so on.  Other steps should be selected because you need them, not because you like them.  How you call the Elements can be adapted to what you like, but also then you cannot skip dismissing them.  Do you need to raise energy and can this be done by dancing or/or chanting.  Do you need to include a meditation?  What tools are you going to use and where are you going to use them in the rite and where do you place them when not using them?  When you write your first few rituals keep them simple.  Memorize as much of your ritual as you can.  You are the one who must be happy with what you write.  If you are not, then the intent and purpose of your ritual will not have 'energy' needed to make it happen.  So sketch out the framework of a ritual and then go back fill in the blanks.  This is like doing a test of your actual Craft studies.

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