Thursday, March 31, 2011

Balsamic Moon - Hecate's Night

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

28th Day of the 3rd Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hecate
Lunar Tree Cycle of Nion/Ash
14th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Fearn/Alder
28th Day of the Cycle of Raven -
Days of Air
Moon Phase: Balsamic
Moon rises: 5:26AM EDST
Moon sets: 5:17PM EDST
Moon in the Mutable Water
Sign of Pisces
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: A tree of
your choice
Sun in Aries
Sunrise: 7:06AM EDST
Sunset: 7:42PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
needs to restored and appreciated?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter
of the Year
March 31st, 2011

Thor's Day - Jupiter Day - the Day of Vision, Spiritual Insight and Expansion.... there are minor magickal energies for eliminating obstacles to wealth, power, fame.

Hecate's Night - There are two times in which you can observe Hecate's Night - one on the last day of a Lunar Cycle and/or the last night of month.  Today is the last night of March - and there is end of this lunar cycle this coming Saturday.  I look on this duality as being a solar Hecate's Night (such as tonight at the end of a month) and lunar Hecate's Night which can be this coming Saturday, the last night of this 3rd Lunar Cycle.
   Sometimes this rite is called Hecate's Deipnon (http://sites.google.com/site/hellenionstemenos/festivals/hekatesdeipnon)    "There are differing theories as to if Hekate's Deipnon is solely meal offered to Hekate, or if there is a secondary intent of the meal offering going to the less fortunate. For example: Aristphanes Plutus 410ff (trans. O'Neill) (Greek comedy C5th to 4th B.C.):

'Ask Hecate whether it is better to be rich or starving;
she will tell you that the rich send her a meal every
month [i.e. food placed inside her door-front shrines]
and that the poor make it disappear before it is even
served.'

For this reason a very popular way to make this Deipnon is to make a donation of food or money to a local food bank/shelf or other charitable group.
     Traditional offerings include:
*sweepings from the home
* garlic
* eggs
* leeks
* things you don't want to bring
  into the next month/cycle.



2 comments:

Hecate said...

Great post!

Sobeit said...

Thank you....

Sobeit