Disseminating Moon in Capricorn - Mercury Retrogrades Ends!
"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."
21st Day of the 4th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hestia
Lunar Tree Cycle of Fearn/Alder
9th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Sailler/Willow
21st Day of the Cycle of Annwyn-
Days of Avalon
Moon Phase: Disseminating
Moon rises: 1:22AM EDST
Moon sets: 11:06AM EDST
Moon in the Cardinal Earth
Sign of Capricorn
Rhinnon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Meditate upon
a poem that enlivens your spirit.
Sun in Taurus
Sunrise: 6:31AM EDST
Sunset: 8:06PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
memories do you most appreciate?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter
of the Year
April 23rd, 2011
Moon in Capricorn - The Moon in Capricorn inspires our ambitions for good or ill, we just have to gentle on our souls if we're not there yet. Lead and manage, but do not manipulate or control. This transit is a time to =: organize, exercise discipline, work on foundations, make practical progress on a dream. Moon in Capricorn brings planning magick and takes your ideas, giving them form and hope.
We can tap into the inner wisewoman - ask how form, ritual, organization or tradition can serve. Moon in Capricorn is the best time to work magick for organization, ambition, recognition, career, and political matters. Healing rituals for the knees, bones, teeth, and skin are also done at this time. Those born under a Capricorn moon sign have a strong work ethic, competence, and leadership capacity, but may need to learn to love themselves holding still.
Saturn's Day - the Day of Manifestation and Structure, Assessment and Responsibility - Foundation Day..... there minor magickal energies for working rites/spells of protection....
Mercury Retrograde ends today - Mercury will appear to reverse itself from its backward journey at 6:03AM EDST. As Mercury approaches the end of its three week odyssey of appearing to move backward, it goes into its final phase - that of stationary direct. In that phase it will hover four or five days before appearing to return to its direct direction and several days after it has gone direct it in the specific degree of a sign. During these charged, powerful days of this threshold station, a feeling of release and relief pervades the atmosphere. Mercury has been and still in the sign of Aries... and you feel many things are happening at once and the atmosphere may feel electric with mental anticipation and renewal of activity even tho we are also currently in two Earth signs - the Sun in Taurus and the Moon in Capricorn. So while it may take a little while we will find that what has seemed to be scattered begins to fall into place in our lives, decisions are reached, clarity of mind dawns as what has been hidden the past few weeks emerges into plain view and projects receive the green light. As Mercury moves forward so, too, can we go forward with our plans, unhampered by introspection. When Mercury may officially go 'direct' and move forward in the skies, many astrologers still advise their clients to make as slow and conscious reentry as possible. For one thing, they say, it will take several more weeks before Mercury, even though it is moving quickly in the skies, will reach that degree in the zodiac where it first stationed retrograde - this is called the shadow period. As is explained at website: http://www.astrologycom.com/mercret.html "Everything finally straightens out on May 11th, as he passes the point where he first turned retrograde."
[Not only did I get some of this information from the above mentioned website but also I found information about Mercury returning direct in Pythia Peay's book Mercury Retrograde. This is a most excellent book on the subject and I highly recommend it for your astrological book collection.]
Note: I made a huge mistake on the moon phase infor on April 21st. I posted that the moon was entering the Last Quarter but I should have said the Disseminating Moon phase. I corrected that post if you want to go back to it and read the correct information..... Sobeit