Monday, February 7, 2011

Waxing Crescent Moon in Aries

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

6th Day of the 2nd Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Artemis
Lunar Tree Cycle of Luis/Rowan
18th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Luis/Rowan
6th Day of the Cycle of Keolwulf -
Days of the Old Ones
Moon Phase: waxing Crescent
Moon rises: 9:04AM EST
Moon sets: 10:28PM EST
Moon in the Cardinal Fire
Sign of Aries
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Meditate upon truth.
Sun in Aquarius
Sunrise: 7:24AM EST
Sunset: 5:44PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "Where
is love manifest in your life?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter
of the Year
February 7th, 2011

Crescent Moon - The crescent moon (or waxing crescent moon) rises midmorning and sets after sunset. She if the first visible sliver of Moon seen in the western sky in the late afternoon and early evening. The crescent moon is the SPROUT. The seed has broken through the earth and reaches up as she ventures from the dark, moist earth she has known. Keywords for the Crescent moon phase are: expansion, growth, struggle, and opportunity. It is the time in a cycle that you gather the wisdom learned in the New Moon phase and communicate your intention to move forward. Light a candle. Write or read an affirmation. LISTEN & ABSORB. Commit to your goal(s).  Those who are born in the Crescent Moon phase must break from the past to create their own destiny.

Moon in Aries - The Moon in Aries lights a fire under our tails; it wakes us up, strips away our complications and our patience. We can make a fresh start but tend to shoot from the hip, move fast, argue quickly. The Moon in Aries asks us to wake up and remember who we truly are, even if it bothers those we love or work for. Tempers, tears and passions run hot. It is a time to initiate, speak up, honor independence, weed out the clutter in our lives. Moon in Aries is the best time to work magick involving leadership, authority, rebirth, spiritual conversion or willpower.  Healing rituals for ailments of the face, head or brain are also done during this period of time.  Those who born during an Aries moon transit are passionate, honest and fierce, big-hearted but intensely self-directed. They are happy to loan their fire to inspire others, just don't tell them what to do. They may need to learn patience and cooperation but they do appreciate our fire.

Moon Day - The Day of Remembering and Feeling...  There are minor magickal energies for working on domestic power. Working with the different phases of the moon is an important skill that takes a bit of time for Witches to learn. So why not cut to the chase and experiment with the day of the week that is dedicated to the moon in all of its magickal energies and aspects?  Magickally, Monday(Moon Day) encourages the lunar energies of inspiration, illusion, prophetic dreams, emotions, psychic abilities, travel, women's mysteries and fertility.
   Candle colors for today include white, silver, and pale blue. Keep your eyes open for celestial-themed candles with moons and stars on them. Try your hand at a little candle-magick aromatherapy. Look for the following scented votive candles to coordinate with your lunar enchantments: gardenia-scented candles promote spirituality and love; jasmine-scented candles encourage peace, sleep, and psychic dreams; sandalwood, a highly spiritual scent, they may be used to support meditation and help to set an excellent magickal mood. All of these enchanting fragrances correspond to Monday and the moon's gentle magick.
"Monday is the magickal day of the moon
In this enchanted time, hear the Witch's tune
See the white and silver candles burning so bright
I call the goddess Selene for her help this night
Practical solutions are her shining gifts, you see
Lady, show me the way; as I will, so mote it be."

  Mondays are a fantastic day to boost your psychic abilities and to tune in to your intuition and empathy. It is also gives you the opportunity to work with a different lunar phase each and every Monday which means in one month you could work four different types of moon magick on Mondays.
This Friday the moon enters the First Quarter phase and by next Monday - the Moon becomes the Gibbous Moon.
[Information from Ellen Dugan's "Book of Witchery"]

This Tarot Moon Card image is from Poppy Palin's deck "Waking the Wild Spirit".  The handbook that goes with the tarot deck is titled "Stories of the Wild Spirit".  She labels this card Mother of Two Moons - Sensitive Spirit.  The keyphase for it is: The Seeing and Knowing, the dark and light, may I not deny my second sight.....  

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