"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."
5th Day of the 4th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Artemis
Lunar Tree Cycle of Fearn/Alder
21st Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Fearn/Alder
5th Day of the Cycle of Annwyn -
Days of Avalon
Moon Phase: Crescent - 12:15PM EDST
Moon rises: 8:49AM EDST
Moon sets: 11:45PM EDST
Moon enters the Mutable Air
Sign of Gemini at 7:22AM EDST
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Your kinship
Sun in Aries
Sunrise: 6:55AM EDST
Sunset: 7:49PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "Where
is love manifest in your life?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter
of the Year
April 7th, 2011
Crescent Moon - The Crescent moon (or waxing crescent moon) rises midmorning and sets after sunset. She is 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, opportunity. It is the time in a cycle that you gather the wisdom learned in the new phase and communicate your intention to move forward. Light a candle. Write or read an affirmation. LISTEN & ABSORB. Commit to your goal. Those who were born in a Crescent Moon must break from the past to create their own destiny.
Moon in Gemini - The Moon in Gemini wakes us up; we lose our concentration but quicken our communication. The conversation sparkles, our thinking broadens but doesn't deepen. The is the time to network, investigate, translate, brainstorm, mediate, edit, explain and broadcast. Build a web of understanding - absorb new information. This is a time of communication (watch out for Mercury Retrograde trip-ups) and other means of expression, freedom, adaptability, short journeys, reading or writing, desire for variety and having more than one thing going at once. You feel talkative and might want to work with your hands during the moon's transit in Gemini.
All communication (talking, writing or reading) and intellectual matters are easier during Gemini Moon. Women are more adaptable and changeable, so take all statements and promises with a grain of salt, especially if the person has proven fickle in the past. It's a hard time to make any decisions, but a good time to use your wit and cleverness in conversation. There is a strong desire for variety and freedom, in emotional matters and in your environment. Issues of the practical world are set aside. Moon in Gemini is the best time to work magick for good communication, change of residence, writing, public relations and travel. Healing rituals for ailments of the shoulders, arms, hands, or lungs are also done during this period of time. Those born under a Gemini Moon sign can talk to anyone, think fast, multi-task, shift moods with grace, but need to choose depth and focus.
Thor's Day - Jupiter Day - the Day of Vision, Spiritual Insight and Expansion..... there are Major magickal energies for Business Plans and in the AM there are minor magickal energies for networking.
More Alder information -
Keywords: Building a Strong Foundation; Finding Strength through Convictions and Beliefs; Willingness to Sacrifice; the Gift of Prophecy; Resurrection and Regeneration.
Magical Associations: Use Alder to lay a good foundation and strengthen your resolve at the start of any project. (waxing moon phases) Burn alder chips in incense during meditation to understand where you are in your life and to understand what it is that you have to sacrifice that you may move forward.(Gibbous and Full moon phases) Alder-based incense can also be used in ritual to break ties with a situation or individual from the past. (Waning Moon phases - these moon phases timings are of my own suggestion.)
In Divination: This tree represents Foundation - the need to build it, the strength of it and the lasting qualities that any good foundation should possess. Just as the Alder must be submerged for strength, it reminds us to be certain that proper conditions exist for our foundation to be properly set, lest it falter as it becomes tested.
[From: The Ogham and The Universal Truth of the Trees by Suzanne La Cour and Dean Montalbano]