Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Waxing Crescent moon enters Taurus
and open to Her Wisdom."
8th Day of the 2nd Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Kore
Lunar Tree Cycle of Luis/Rowan
20th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Luis/Rowan
8th Day of the Cycle of Keolwulf -
Days of the Old Ones
Moon Phase: waxing Crescent
Moon rises: 9:58AM EST
Moon sets: 11:58PM EST
Moon in Aries v/c 2:30AM EST
Moon enters the Fixed Earth Sign
of Taurus at 6:22AM EST
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The welcome of
Sun in Aquarius
Sunrise: 7:22AM EST
Sunset: 5:47PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
have you been struggling with and
how does it challenge you?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter
of the Year
February 9th, 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. This transit asks us to discover what nurtures us and how to grow deeper roots. It is 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 and a time for us to experience the sensual.
The forceful forward movement of Aries becomes solid, calm, and patient during Taurus. There is a desire to protect material goods and a strong need for financial security. This transit is a good time to finish projects, or to stay at home with family. Taurus gives attention to order and detail. Emotionally there is stubbornness, but great sensitivity to others. This sensual sign is a good time to appreciate the wonders of the beautiful earth. For those who were born under a Taurus moon will find them rooting deeply and changing slowly; they collect, touch, support, see the sacred in the world of matter. They are steady and can loan their strength to other, but may need to learn about 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.
Woden's Day - Mercury Day - the Day of Communication and Connection... Wednesdays carry all of the planetary and magickal energies and associations of the witty and nimble god Mercury himself. Some of these mercurial traits included good communication skills, cleverness, intelligence, creativity, business sense, writing, artistic talent, trickiness and thievery. And don't forget all of those wise and enigmatic qualities associated with the Norse god Odin/Wodin, not to mention the goddess Athena's contributions of music, the arts, handmade crafts and writing. Wednesdays afford excellent opportunities for seeking wisdom, changing your circumstances, and improving your skills, be they in trade and commerce, music and art, or in communication and writing.
Wednesday is the wild and wily day of the week, so try to go with the flow; don't fight the quirky energies of the day. Most importantly, follow your heart, and always keep a good sense of humor, because on Wednesdays, you will really need it.
[information from Ellen Dugan's "Book of Witchery"]
Image above from the Madru: Das Baum Tarot